I Am Worth An Hour And A Half Per Day, So Are You



 The only thing that matters now is my mission.  Nothing will stand in the way anymore. 
All day yesterday I felt the need to get out and exercise... it seemed there was one thing after the other that came up to prevent me from actually getting out there... Finally just before nine pm, I pulled on my yoga pants, tank and sneakers, I set out to walk/jog a 5K...  The little app Map My Walk that I use tells me when I have walked a mile and how long it took, well last night it said in the low 16's which is really good for me, so it pushed me to walk faster and by the second mile I was still on track with being the low 16's... then I really picked up speed and sprinted off and on the rest of the way home.  I was so thrilled to make it home and see that I had beat my old time by four minutes, that is big for me.

I was really grateful that I didn't give up and say it was too hard to get out and take my walk last night, I really enjoyed it, it was cooler out and there were very few people out so I could just be free and sprint when I felt like it... Tonight when I went out, it was a little earlier but I wanted to be in bed at a much earlier time, anyhow... it was still sunny and warm... which made for a slower walk for me but I was grateful that I got out for this walk too... each one of these walks are just building blocks to make me stronger so that I will be ready when my 5K happens in October. 

I remember thinking, how am I ever going to run a 5K, I can barely walk a mile without wanting to stop and catch my breath???... Eight weeks ago I was so out of shape and I wondered what I had got myself into with joining the contest at work and now here I am, still a big girl but I am feeling amazing... I cannot believe how easy it was to change my life around in such a very short time.  I am loving the changes so much that I am really hoping we don't have a rough winter here this year, I want to continue to walk outside as much as I can... Even if we do have a lot of snow, I am going to find a way to incorporate exercise into my daily life...  I see how I miss it if I don't do a lot one day... I want to keep up with all the health benefits.

Also, I have been hearing some people say, that is great for you but I couldn't do that... they are right, they can't do it because they say they can't....  one of my favorite quotes of all times is 'Whether You Think You Can, Or Think You Can't, You're Right'...  I used to be one of those people, reading blogs of people that made time for fitness and thought, great for them, I couldn't do it.. Then I changed my mind and just got out there one day and started walking and never stopped... I am here to tell you that it is possible but YOU have to believe it, there is nothing I can say or anyone else for that matter... YOU have to believe it and just get out there, take the first step... will it be hard?  You bet it will be!!!  Does it get easier, a little but then I am continually pushing myself to be faster, go further so frankly it isn't easier for me and that is okay.

If you have thought about losing weight and getting healthy, open your front door tomorrow and go out for a walk, even if it is only a mile... it might only be a mile for the first little while but keep going, keep trying because eventually you will see yourself in a place you never thought possible and you will know that it really is up to you as I found out for myself... It was totally up to me, I had to make the time and really it is only an hour to an hour and a half per day... I am worth an hour and a half a day, so are you.  If you complain to me that you don't have time, I won't judge you, I will just let it go... I am not here to judge you or anyone else but if you make the effort, I will be your biggest cheerleader... I will root you on no matter where you are in the world.

Once the contest is over, the next thing I want to work on is strength training, I have long thought this was not my thing... however; with all the changes I have made in the past eight weeks, there is very little that I don't think I am capable of anymore. I know that when I put my mind to something, anything... I will be able to achieve it, it is only me who stops me... no one else.  I don't want to stop me anymore, I want to be my biggest cheerleader... I want to show myself I am stronger than I ever thought possible.
 
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future

19 comments :

  1. A bit HURRAH to you my friend! I feel so much better now too. It's amazing how much of a difference exercising can make in your life. Keep it up!! :)

    - Sasha

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    1. It does make a huge difference doesn't it Sasha... I am in awe of you... you have breathing problems, yet you keep at it ... ;-)

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  2. Great post, dear!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Ira, I am following you on Bloglovin :)

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  3. Nice advices! I love your blog because I always find answers!

    Xoxo!

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    1. Thank you so much for that kind comment Fashion Lover, I truly appreciate it:)

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  4. Once agin, so inspiring! Heck you might be running a full marathon by next year!! :)

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    1. Thank you Keith... not sure about a full marathon... lol... at least not next year:)

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  5. I love the idea of being your own biggest cheerleader. Really, that is what we all need is to believe in ourselves. Keep going, Launna! You are an inspiration. :)

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    1. Thank you Daisy, I think it is great if we can be our own cheerleaders... of course there is nothing wrong with cheering others on as well... but truthfully we alone have to believe in ourselves first :)

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  6. Oh, good points!

    I always feel so much better when I get exercise!

    Pearl

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    1. Thank you Pearl, exercising has changed my life... I cannot nor do I ever want to live without it again:)

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  7. Keep it up, girl, and you're gonna convince this old gal to get off her butt and back to exercising again. I used to be an avid exerciser. In fact, we had an outbuilding set up as a gym, and I used it every day. Felt great, looked great. Long story short, got sick and couldn't exercise for a long time. Looooong recuperation period. Hubby took over the outbuilding to store stuff, end of gym. We tried moving my equipment to several different areas of the house, but it just didn't "work" anywhere as well as it did in that out-building. My hubby and I do some walking, but not on a daily basis. I KNOW I should, but I don't. I make excuses. I'm too old... I have all this computer work to do... blah, blah, blah. Yeah, I know it's excuses. So like I said, keep talking. You'll shame me outta my office in no time... (Thanks!)

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    1. Thank you Susan, it sounds like your husband will have to clean up the outbuilding for you so that you can start exercising again... I am hoping I won't have too many issues with exercising, I really love it a lot :)

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  8. Hi Lauuna! How are you? I am back from my vacation and posted! I think, we just have to do what we can do, not go over our shoulders otherwise we will feel too much of pleasure and over doing. but I agree with all those words up above!

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    1. Hi Tanya, I am good, I saw your vacation pictures, it looks like you had an awesome time.... I think for now an hour to an hour and a half a day is a good amount of exercise... once I am maintaining, I am thinking 45 minutes max will be good for me :) Thank you so much for your comment :)

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