Saturday, February 01, 2014
New month. Last week I got lazy. I had met my step goal early and so had nothing to shoot for. That's not good for me because I like to be competitive even with myself. One day I hardly moved at all, just a bit over 2,000 steps. Yikes! That isn't like me. The next day I did over 20,000 but then the next 2 days I could barely muster 8,000. I know it is the weather dragging me down. But earlier today I was scrolling thru the blogs here on SP and read one where the writer said something about their new goals for the new month. Hmmm. That sounded interesting.
So my new goal for February will 425,000 steps. Actually I'm shooting for 450,000 but since it is a shorter month I will take 425,000. I know it is a doable goal for me. I am also recommiting to the ETL plan. I've been doing pretty darn good on it. I have some cheater days and I don't want to cheat anymore. I'm shooting myself in the foot with that mindset and I need to stop. We have had so many days off that it has been hard for me sticking to my plan. I am a creature of habit and that really throws me off. I NEED my walk home. I get weird without it. Walking in the basement is fine occasionally or to get in the extra steps if needed but not the full 20,000 each day that I want to walk. I have seen some really good movies though, so I'm not totally discounting it. But I love being outside, breathing the air, listening to nothing at all. It is a peaceful time for me and something that I look forward to. So those days when I can't - well I go a bit stir crazy.
Anyway I spent today watching more episodes of Season 1 of The Bob Newhart Show. Funny, funny stuff. I did extra lifts with my weights too and I feel good. At one point (around 20,000 steps) I got so hot from my walk that I had to step outside to cool down and I was amazed how nice it is out. So calm. I could hear the light rain that we are getting right now on top of our snow. It will freeze later but right now it is just lovely. I could smell the smoke from our fireplace coming out of the chimney, the neighbors down the road slamming their car doors. It was just a nice night. So I sat a bit on the woodbox until my stocking-clad feet weren't hot anymore. This is why I love working out. It really enhances my senses and just makes me glad to be alive.