YES!!! It’s February and it’s Friday! I am so glad!
This has been a busy week but I think I’ve done a good job of taking steps toward fabulousness! Ok. . .baby steps. . .but still. I did take steps.
The biggest realization I’ve made is that I don’t overeat, I eat the wrong things, and I’m out of shape because I prefer not to move. Deep thoughts, right? But it’s true. I prefer to be lazy. But I have reached the tipping point of hating the shape I’m in more than I enjoy lounging on the couch or in my oh-so-yummy bed. I am tired of my legs looking like those of The Saggy Baggy Elephant. I am 60, not dead. So what to do?
I told you I bought a Fitbit. It’s awesome! A constant reminder staring up at me from the comfort of my wrist, kindly mocking and challenging me to move, drink water, sleep well, climb stairs, walk miles, maximize my heart rate and burn calories, not necessarily in that order. To make it more interesting, I have Fitbit friends that do challenges. I am just a teensy bit competitive and can’t stand always coming in last. The device starts you out at 5k steps a day as a default setting. I changed it to 3k. Everyone else in my challenge group, even the darling pregnant one, averages many times more than that, but that is what I can do now. I did 3k for several weeks. It gets comical at times because sometimes I look at the clock or Jack asks, “Did you get your steps in?” and it’s 11:30 pm with several hundred left to get in. I then walk laps inside my house until my wrist vibrates with the joyous news that my goal has been met.
This week I upped my game to 3,5oo steps a day. It was so pretty outside on Monday that I did the walk around my circle drive, which, I have to brag, has a decent incline. I know this because my wrist told me my heart rate was ON FIRE! Like I needed it to tell me that! Huff and puff! I have met my goal each day this week so I think I’ll do 4k next week. In a couple of weeks I’ll be up to the default setting!
Here’s the best news of the week. I went for a routine follow-up with Dr. Potts. All is great, thankfully. But here’s the big news…I have lost 8 1/2 pounds since I was last there in October! That’s with all the yummy holiday fare that I shared with my family! I’ve tried, friends, to make wiser choices. Baby steps.
Like Mary Engelbreit, says,
On my way to being a well-oiled machine!
Sending love and light your way,