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  Week of 1/21/2010 - Featured Board Post

Me And My Shadow

I didn't want to walk today because it's was cold outside and my stomach hurts and my favorite movie in the whole wide world was on the television and so on and so on and so on. I had about 1,000 excuses for why I didn't want to work out or go walking or even get off the couch. But, I have a picture of my mother (she passed away 10 years ago from breast cancer) on my mantle who was looking down at me and I remembered that I had a reason to get up. I want to get in shape and be healthy for her. I want to walk everyday and get healthy for my girls and lastly, I want to be able to sit on the top deck of the cruise ship we are going on in June and look great and feel great.

I walked around my neighborhood (I live in the woods so everything is hills and trees and rocks) and my dog, Shadow, followed me the whole way encouraging me to go further to chase her. She has lots of energy and I love her very much. For every step I took she was running around me exploring the leaves and sticks on the side of the road and running in circles around me.

My Woo Hoo moment was when I made it up the last hill to my house without having to stop and rest before reaching the top. I felt like I had just won a marathon and although my legs ached, I walked on to my front door and then did my stretching exercises outside in the beautiful sun.

Thanks Mom for making me get up off the couch. I will make you proud when I walk in the Breast Cancer Walk in October. I love you Mom.

Woo Hoo!!

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