It's a beautiful day! Not too warm and not too cold, you might say, "Just Perfect!"
DH and I watched the 49'ers football playoff and I was feeling that twinge of guilt that eats at us when we know we shouldn't be sitting on the couch when the day is so perfect! But I wanted to spend the day sharing with my wonderful husband.
It's been so long since I've done anything for myself! Where to begin? The Killer Hill is way too big of a bite to chew on! So where to begin?
Funny thing is... I didn't say a word about getting going for a walk!! Buddy sprang off the couch and stood in front of me with those brown eyes piercing mine!! I swear he reads my mind!!!
I still remained quiet not saying anything about a walk, as I checked my pedometer and walked towards the door. There that little guy was jumping happily saying, "YES!! YES!! We can do this!!!" I smiled down at him and said, "What do you think?" "Should we take a walk to the end of the Killer Hill and back?" There was hesitation for shear joy!! "FINALLY!!" I could hear him say, "FINALLY!"
Buddy and I took our first steps together heading up the driveway and stopped to first look up the hill and then down. Taking on this lower half of the hill is not as intimating as going the other direction so I felt it would be a good way for my new beginning!
"Let's go this way today, Buddy (as I headed us down the hill). What do you think?"
I marched us towards the bottom of the culdesac with my darling little Westie prancing beside me. His tail standing straight up with pride. He remembered all his manners that I had taught him. He was so excited to get out again!!
As we walked back up towards the house I could feel the pull of the Killer Hill's steep grade, but stayed steady and made it home feeling like it was an accomplishment to finally listen to my inner-self and get moving no matter how small the effort was!! I just had to get moving!!
When I arrived back in the house I checked my pedometer and the walk down is only 1/2 a mile. I told my DH I was a little disappointed because I wished it was more. DH looked at me and said in a positive voice, "Walk that half a mile 10 times each day and you will have walked 5 miles a day!"
Hmmm... I never quite thought about it like that! Or maybe I had... Baby Steps!