Walking the Walk is Hard
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I can often find myself "talking the talk" but doing the actual work is a lot harder. These past few days I've been trying to make some changes. I know right now they are just small changes. I've started doing jumping jacks. It sounds silly, but I am proud of myself. Before, I wouldn't even bother and I simply said: It's too hard. My kids laugh at me---I am a sight to see, all 287 pounds of me jumping up and down. I would rather them see me try to make changes in my life, than wonder why I gave up.
The next step for me will be to get outside. My goal is to walk consistently and then to run. I started running in May of 2005. I did it for a year and LOVED it. When I found out I was pregnant with our third child, I quit running. I never went back to it! Ah, how I miss it. Running was a huge challenge for me. My goal was simply to do it---I want that back.
I read a great article yesterday here at SP---I wish I could remember the title to put down a link. Anyway, one of the topics was to "come out of seclusion." That is what I am doing right now. I want to surround myself with people who are supportive and in return give support right back.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ---Lao Tzu