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Today is a new First Day

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My liver issue side lined me a bit. Since that little debacle I have just been concentrating on making sure I didn't eat the wrong things so as not to inflame my liver again. I'm getting the hang of that but in the meantime my exercise routine has fallen by the way side. So, today, Thursday 9/20/12 is the day for me to take my new first step.

I'm heading out to go walking. I know that is nothing big but even prior to the latest illness I was doing walking tapes and aerobics. From my past I know that getting out the door is a bigger challenge for me. There is no way to lie to myself about how my body feels walking down the street or at a park. I truly concentrate on my breathing, the way my muscles feel, whether I'm energized or not. For me it has always been the true test of how fit my body is in that moment. I expect it to be bad because I haven't done much lately. But I know that the body has a great memory and whenever I really get involved in a walking program, my body loves it.

So why am I telling people here that I'm going to go out for my first walk tomorrow? Accountability of course. When my eyes flutter open in the morning the first thing on my mind is that I told folks on SparkPeople I'm going for a walk. In fact I'm going to set out my walking clothes right now.

Have a good day. And I will have a good walk. :-)

ETA: I did my walk today, 27 mins. Not too shabby since it has been awhile. I learned that my ab muscles have really gotten week. Now I will keep the momentum. And I must say that posting my intention here really did help. I worked until 4am and so I did not rise up early to go walk. I didn't get up until 10 and didn't get out the door until 11:25am. But from the moment my eyes opened I was thinking, you put in your blog that you are going walking so you better make it happen.

Tomorrow I don't get off work until 9am so I'm not sure if I'm going when I get off work or when I wake up but I will be going. And that is that.

Have a good spark day!
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    i can relate to being sidelined by injury... your taking the first steps, and that's HUGE... can't let the time lost, or what would have been drag you down... it's what ARE you going to do today... tomorrow to make a difference in your journey?
    1827 days ago
    soooooo how'd that walk go today?

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