Thursday, April 26, 2012
I need to get started on this weeks goal...luckily we can decide when the week begins, so today it begins. After last weeks over the top exercise program, I think I need to just focus on something a tad smaller. Although I had some great success last week, 3 lbs down, by the time it was done, I was wiped out and hungry so it was easy to slow my pace to a standstill and shove food in my face. That's the opposite of what I'm trying to do here.
Not long back a fellow spark with great success said that if she couldn't see herself doing it for the rest of her life, she wasn't going to do it now. When it comes to this journey, I guess that makes sense for me. If I over exert, I will get tired and walk away feeling unsuccessful. I came very close to feeling that way yesterday but thanks to Spark, I was able to turn that around and just keep moving. One persons downfall may be cupcakes, for me, its over doing it. I get all excited when the energy hits me just right, I get really into what I'm doing but then I just peter out, take a few days off which then leads to a week off and then it all goes to hell. It's something I have to keep a watchful eye on because its just so damn easy to walk away when you are sore and tired.
So, this weeks goal is just to walk faster, wherever and whenever I am walking, I want to do it faster. I have a turtle pace about me, very mellow persona, not much riles me up...I'm chill like a hippy and I glide through the day. But I could be burning up calories if I just put a little umph into it. I have a co-worker that reminds me of a humming bird. She is this tiny, thin woman in her 40's who has a super high energy level. She swoops by, walks faster than most, happy and go lucky kind of gal...I have a feeling all of that fast pace walking keeps her thin. She handles the maintenance of the building so she is always on her feet but you can just seen the difference between the two of us, her energy against mine, her pace against mine, her body size against mine...I want to be more like a humming bird so this week I will focus on faster walks wherever they may lead.
Heading out for a 20 minute walk now with my long legged co-worker, the praying mantis, LOL. Her strides are long and fast and sometimes she gets bored and just starts running. I'm not sure if I should take that personal or not, LOL. She is a great walking partner!