Back on Track
Let’s see, where was I? I guess I need to prove a point. I am my own worst enemy. 5000 step challenge. Honestly what is the deal? At least I can report that I have gotten back on track.
Sometimes a little time away gives you a chance to reflect on where you have been and where you want to go. In the past year I gained 5 more pounds and have been dealing with some hip issues. Welcome to the 60’s! My normal exercise routine was causing more trouble than benefits. I was in a rut.
Time to change it up.
I decided to stop my yoga class and more recently my kinesis class. I found I was modifying them so much I was getting little benefit. I charged up that “fitbit” battery and started my step journey once again. 10,000 steps a day. It’s not easy. You have to work at it for sure. I am lucky we have a lot of hiking trails nearby. A quick two minute drive and we’re there. Drive a little further and we have trails around lakes, along rivers, up mountains. Brad and I recently decided to go Emigrant Lake for a little change of pace. We headed to Ashland, stopped for breakfast and on to the lake. We saw a “trail” that headed over the dam and decided to check it out.
We were not disappointed. It was a beautiful hike alongside the lake. Wildflowers were in bloom, row teams were practicing and we discovered a quaint very old cemetery.
I believe this is a perfect place to rest in peace!
but there is no better feeling than being scared when your wrist starts buzzing. Mission accomplished.
My friend Anna got a “fitbit” for Christmas. She told me about the feature where you can challenge your friends. “Let’s challenge each other” she said. I should have known better. Day one. I wake up to a ” fitbit” text message…your friend Anna has reached 8743 steps. Honestly? I immediately texted her and told her to sit down. Good grief! I just stepped out of bed!! I must add she in Florida and I am in Oregon …there is a 3 hour difference but who needs to wake up to that? Needless to say I lost that first challenge but I put up a tough fight I put in over 14,000 steps that day. I also learned a great lesson. Challenges work.
Today I challenge you. What changes do you want to make? What will you do to make those changes happen?