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No amount of accolades or cheering by others will burn one calorie. This is my journey not theirs.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Yesterday I recorded another pound lost. That's 29 pounds. I've increased my aerobic walking time from 30 to 50 minutes. I walk during lunch and after work. During lunch I walk 2+ miles and walk one mile after school. Margaret and I walked 1.9 miles yesterday and 2.31 miles today. Now we are going to Costco to walk up and down the isles.

While doing water aerobics a few years back I lost 56 pounds and gained it all back when I stopped. I was successful at that time because I had all these old ladies cheering me on. I was also successful because of the buoyancy. Easier to run in place and move in neck deep water with the added bonus of not being short of breath.

I knew that I could not do these same exercises and support my weight on land. I knew it would be harder and I hate to sweat. I did not have the courage to start.

Currently, I am physically feeling good and the sweat is cleansing my body of toxins. Some days my feet or knees hurt when I start walking but the pain diminishes after five minutes. I seldom hurt after the walks.

This last week co-workers and family have given me encouragement which is great to receive. Friday it was windy, cold and raining. I was walking alone and nobody came to see that I was walking. It felt good because I knew that each and every step I take is for me. No amount of accolades or cheering by others will burn one calorie. This is my journey not theirs.
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  • JUNEAU2010
    True, it is your journey, but the community in which you function whether cyber as in SP or real, helps when the challenges come. The support can help you move forward on those "I don't wanna" days come.
    1804 days ago
    That's exactly what you take the pride in. Putting in the work when no one is there. I used to walk a lot late at night like 10-midnight. there was no one there just me and my thoughts and yeah sometimes it was cold and rained but I still went. That is what you will be proud of and know you are doing this for YOU!! Awesome job!!
    1809 days ago
    You're right it is your journey and no one else can make it for you. However, when you hit those spots \where the going gets tough, it can help to hear you are doing well.
    1809 days ago
    So very true! Let the encouragement of others help to drive you when there is no one around. Use their words to fill your fuel tank so that when you are low on your own fuel, you can tap into the reserve that others have helped you to fill.
    1810 days ago
    be good to you
    1810 days ago
  • JOYOUS1917
    I find having to answer to my spark coach that yes I HAVE walked and how much has really gotten me up off the couch and going. I decided that WALKING was best for me because it is the most NATURAL thing to do. I know that I will not show up at a gym. Keep on movin' to your goal, pretty soon the brain will jump on board. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1810 days ago
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