I did it because I can

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I am working to get my spark back.

Yesterday, I walked 11,746 steps. Thru the cold weather, I have been having trouble getting 5000 steps a day. Even with a case of what feels like bronchitis and a wind advisory yesterday, I walked to the store, to work, then to my in-laws. The best part of that story is it was a choice.

When my husband went to start his truck yesterday, it just didn't happen. Since he works 30 miles from home, I told him to take my car. I am only 1.5 miles from work. I told him I would walk.

I got a text message from my father-in-law that he would take me to work. I declined. He is disabled and I would not have him get out in that wind to take me to work. I assured him that I would be fine.

On my way to work, I pass the post office. I seen an elderly lady walking with a cane. Her other arm was carrying a package. Even though we have a handicap ramp there, there are no automatic doors. So I rushed up the steps to open the door for this woman. Yesterday's random act of kindness. (I have been trying to practice this whenever I am out in public. I recommend it to everyone.)

Wind blown is a way that would describe me when I arrived to work. I was 30 minutes early. I took time to make myself presentable, as I work with the public. When they found out that I walked, of course, my boss said she would have sent one of the others to get me. I told her that I was fine and assured her that my legs are not broke, lol.

Hubby's truck still is not running. So, again today, I will walk to work, and continue to walk so long as it is not snowing, raining or under 30F. My goal, 10,000 steps a day.`

*Note* 1 year ago, I was walking with a cane due to pain. Although I still suffer from chronic pain, I do things because I CAN! Don't limit yourself. 70 pounds gone makes a big difference in my life.
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