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Lovely Night Out

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.
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    I can just imagine the scene you described , so peaceful, I haven't seen snow for awhile now. We finally got a snow fall in the mountains, not far from where I live. I wish I could have driven there today to see it and take pictures. If it lasts we will go next week. I can't even imagine looking out my window every day and seeing the snow in winter.
    1510 days ago
    I love the atmosphere you describe. It's so long since I've seen a smoking chimney. And the amount of exercise you do .... It blows me away. emoticon emoticon
    1511 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2014 8:47:05 AM
    That sounds lovely! (Which makes sense given the title of your post.)
    1512 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2014 9:13:41 PM
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    I am totally amazed that you can do 20000 steps per day. You must be moving so much.
    The description of you sitting outside sounded so peaceful even with the sound of slamming car doors. What a gift to yourself.
    You are doing so well and it is inspiring to read your goals for Feb.

    Best wishes as you continue this journey. emoticon
    1512 days ago
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