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Wednesday waddling to and from church

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

We got home from BSF in Longview with lots of lillies for the church. It seems like Easter is early and we have had a shortage of lillies.

So after climbing 9 flights of stairs at BSF, I looked at my fit bit and only had 8000 steps. So... I knew I didn't want to stay up to midnight getting my steps and the only place I could fit it in was going to and from church. DH got on his bike and clocked the mileage from our cottage to the church front door - two miles round trip.

Now you've got to understand - we live in the country with no sidewalks, no bike lanes or trails, no walking trails and no shoulders and plenty of pick up trucks and oil trucks and salt water trucks. I did enjoy myself stirring up all the dogs as I passed by and got to see the scenery more slowly. The little kids playing in the church yard were concerned. "Why did you walk? Is something wrong with your car?" I tried to explain to the kids and little ladies at church that if I didn't walk now pretty soon I wouldn't be able to . So what if my face was red. Something I noticed today too is that there are a lot of 30 year olds that can't make the stairs. So when do you start doing something differently? I think NOW it the answer for me.

And I got my 14000 steps. So now I can rest.

Timothy 4:7-8 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

God bless us with the ability to move and keep moving.

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    Wow! 14k is great! I doubt if I even walk half that much. I also agree about the younger crowd being out of shape. NOw, that I have started working towards being healthier, I have noticed all the people that are not. Mostly, it is just people watching and not really a lot of people I know. It's like buying a soon as you buy it you start seeing them everywhere.....Keep up the good work! Our weather is starting to warm up a tad so I hope to get a little outdoor time this weekend if I am not too busy.
    1885 days ago
    I have learned there are 2000 steps in one mile. So to meet the 10,000 steps for good health that is 5 miles. Since you did more than that .... you have been moving, girl!
    Keep up the good work! You can do it!
    1885 days ago
  • RGPW30
    WOW!!!! 14000 steps is awesome. What amazes me even more is the 9 flights of stairs at BSF. A flat surface is one thing, hills are another, but I don't think my knees would be the same if I did 9 flights of stairs in one day.

    LYL - emoticon
    1885 days ago
    emoticon I have backed off from rigorous exercise and my body is even more painful. I will get back in the practice again.
    1886 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    Wow!! That is just emoticon !!! Thats committment!! You are right, use it or lose it and now is the time to use it!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog, and I feel better.
    1886 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/27/2013 11:58:40 PM
  • LESLIE2561
    I came across your blog, saw the word Longview and just had to stop by. My father lived in Hallsville for several years and then moved to Jefferson about 20 years ago. He passed away in October and your blog is making me home sick for Texas and family. My Stepmother is still in Jefferson and I talked to her yesterday and told her about Sparkpeople. I hope she will join and find support not only in losing some weight, but also in being alone now.

    You have a beautiful family and I hope you get to spend a lot of time with them. By the way how can you have a weight problem and walk 14000 steps a day? I am happy to get in 5000 most days.
    1886 days ago
    Good job! Way to stick to the plan! emoticon
    1886 days ago
    Wise words
    1886 days ago
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