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Every Little Step Counts!

Friday, February 08, 2013

I live in Manhattan NYC and there is a blizzard coming. Earlier in the day, I was weighing my options given that the snow wasn't coming down too hard yet.... go to the gym or go home because I don't feel like spending time outside. (Basically, I greatly dislike winter and the old me would rush home to the comfort of her warm apartment and bed).

I ended up choosing the former, and got in a great workout session. I'm not advocating going out in dangerous weather conditions because of exercise. What I am saying is I used my judgment, saw that while the snow was coming down, I was worth trudging my way through the snow to get my workout in. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. On a snowy day, I decided to go the gym and get my exercise in. This is an accomplishment and I feel good about myself today.

It makes me realize that every little step counts, and we should pat ourselves on the back when we make good healthy life decisions. I will pat myself on the back when I eat within my calorie range. I will pat myself on the back when I get to the gym. I will pat myself on the back when I get in one more rep, or stay for one more minute on a cardio machine. I will pat myself on the back when I I eat my food vices (ice cream, cake, etc) in their portion sizes. I will pat myself on the back every time I recreate a recipe to suit my healthy life goals (I do this often, so fun!).

Basically, I will celebrate this process because I know it's taking me somewhere. SO excited for my current and future selves!

- Nana
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    Good for you getting in the workout. I'm glad that you were safe as you were going to the gym. And you're right - we should always pat ourselves on the back when we make little steps in the positive directions.

    Keep up the good work and hope that the weather is starting to die down there so that you can start to dig out.
    1901 days ago
    You brave little thing!! I'm glad you got your workout in, I always have fun when I go to the gym. Its a lot like a grown-up playground, isn't it.
    1902 days ago
  • KATHYM316
    Nana, I'm glad you got your workout in also. That was a great accomplishment and you did it..yes we should pat ourselves on the back bc we don't.. I just hope you stay safe in your apt now that they say you have already gotten a lot of snow and more is expected....hope you have a great weekend.

    God bless
    1902 days ago

    Hope you aren't buried with snow. So far no snow in Minnesota for us from the storm, but it should hit us Saturday night or Sunday form the weather reports.
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