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Celebrating a new year with family, friends and new challenges!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Yesterday marked the start of a new year to commit to my walking challenge. Unfortunately I started with failing my physiology test (ruined my mood for a good part of the day, oh and this is after I stayed up till 2am studying for the damn thing) but managed to celebrate with style the rest of the day. First off I got a pedicure for my rough (and I mean really rough) feet! Second I bought new walking shoes! My current shoes took me so far but needed to seriously be replaced. Thirdly I finally got some walking clothes that are bright in the dark so I can stop darting away from cars in the street at night.

My final celebration ended so special. Before whisking away to one my favorite restaurants with family and friend, I took a very important moment to consider more challenges for the next year. Walking everyday positively influenced my life in dramatic and profound ways. Over the last few weeks I took small, silent seconds to myself to count the undeniable good changes since September 16, 2012. From that I decided about two weeks ago that it was time to add other small meaningful challenges: one for physical improvement and one for personal improvement. Lists were made for both and my decision is to first drink 64oz of water everyday (something I am really terrible about). For my personal challenge I couldn't decide between taking 15 minutes of Chinese lessons or drawing everyday. My answer then is I will do both starting today and see which one sticks. These relatively minimal but important additions to my daily routine will certainly add to the momentum to excel.

After dinner and live jazz at a local club the day ended with hope for new beginnings. I am so excited to see what this year will bring. I feel ready and content for a little more challenges each day. Most importantly feeling of becoming whole sticks around like a warm blanket on a cold night. It's a welcomed new friend along this journey of adventure and success. Last but certainly not least my gratitude sneaks a smile on my face from time to time, no matter if anyone's looking. It's going to be delightful year!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LJOYCE55 9/17/2013 9:48PM

  I really love that your rewards were all related to your walking achievements. Congratulations.

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BARBANNA 9/17/2013 7:11PM

    Congratulations and major accolades on your major achievement. I feel a strong connection between my cognitive and physical functioning. I use that as I good excuse to exercise. It's my favorite way to break up my mundane study. Glad you compartmentalized the bad grade. That's the first important attribute of a good physician. My husband was an ER physician and he is a master as it. You must be able to put the bad stuff in a different section of the brain and live your personal life. I am not as good as I need to be, but as I get older I can't remember the bad after a couple hours, so I do better LOL.

You should be very happy for this great achievement! It takes discipline, endurance and tenacity to reach this goal. emoticon

Hope you have more opportunities to raise your grades!! emoticon Physiology is really hard, there too much math and not enough to keep the average brain engaged to retain it, at least that's how I felt 36 plus years ago. Maybe is's more exciting now, LOL! emoticon

Best wishes for the next SP year!! emoticon emoticon

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DUBLINROSE 9/17/2013 1:35PM

    Sorry to hear about your test but well done on reaching your one year goal. Sounds like you are really making positive changes. I hope you had a lovely day.

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