On my morning walk I had an average speed of 3.10 miles per hour... I then went out for a walk this evening and it was a totally different story, I ate really well today and I drank a huge glass of water... I was in the zone, I even ran for about 30 seconds (I know... not a lot but it felt good). I stopped our of fear since I am a big girl, I didn't want to push myself and keel over or hurt myself... my average speed for the early evening walk was 3.54. That is quite a difference and I could feel it in my whole body.
I want to say something here, I am so excited, determined and in the zone with this getting healthy. It started with my getting inspired from the Biggest Loser challenge at work (I am ridiculously competitive). That challenge got me going and started this motivation, I can honestly say I don't care if it is raining or hot... I am going to be walking. Eventually I will even be running, I loved the feeling of running, I could see how I could become enamored with it.... my body felt strong.
I read a book called Women Food and God by Geneen Roth a couple of years ago and I took to heart what she wrote about but because I neglected to add exercise into the mix, when I had a plateau for about a month, I gave up because I lost my motivation. This time, I will just exercise, exercise, exercise until the plateau is over... if I put enough effort and time in, the weight will have to eventually drop off.
If I can do this, anyone can do this... it is really all about determination... no one could give it to me, I had to want this for myself. I want this now for so many reasons, the least of it to become skinny... the main reason to become a healthy and better version of myself. I have some goals and I will be knocking one goal down after another. I want to thank everyone for encouraging me, it never hurts to give someone encouragement, you just don't know how good it feels. I LOVE this quote below... it really should become my new mantra...
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥