Monday, October 01, 2012
OK, the last challenge of 500,000 steps is done and I succeeded! Now what? It's a new month and a new quarter so I guess it's time for some new challenges. After all, I've got an 18 day streak going with at least 30 minutes of "active" walking. So what's the plan?
Step 1 ~ Join a walk challenge from work. Done... actually I joined 2. The first one is a short term (probably one week) to get to 100,000 steps first. The challenge started today. The current leader (no, not me) has over 22K steps in so far. When I posted this morning I had about 14K. Challenge 2 is to take the most steps in a given amount of time, I think it's either 2 weeks or a month... don't remember the details right now. And of course the next 500,000 step challenge for the insurance premium reduction.
I'm off to a good start there. Today I feel great. I haven't felt this good consistently (ok, does 3 days count as consistently?). It started on Saturday with the wonderful balloon ride. It continued through Sunday and today I felt good enough that I actually got out of bed at 5:45 to do a walking dvd to get a jump start on the challenge.
I am also walking a 5K the first weekend in November with a couple of Spark friends. I'm really looking forward to actually meeting them. My first actual Spark meet up.
Then in mid - late November I'm taking vacation! Almost 3 weeks! I've never in my life taken a vacation of that duration, well at least not since I graduated from school. So this is something else to look forward to. Yippee! Life is looking and feeling good.
10 things I'm grateful for today (in no particular order)...
1. Good medication that actually works.
2. Good doctor's who listen & help
3. Enough money
4. Sunshine and dry heat
5. Those people who create and run teams on Spark People
6. I feel great today!
7. I've an 18 day exercise streak and counting (that is every day, no days off)
8. Good health insurance
9. Internetability (being able to get online and spend time with friends)
10. Being able to learn and overcome fears.