The only thing that matters now is my mission. Nothing will stand in the way anymore.
I took a couple of days off so that I could take Valentina to her first day of school, at first I thought that they went back on September 3rd but found out it was September 4th... good thing I took both days off. That gave me a five day weekend with the holiday. I also felt it would be a great time for me to workout a lot while I was off, yesterday I walked twice for a total of 5.12 miles and I was able to walk a 5K in 47.2 minutes... I am really getting my speed up and I know if I can start running a little more than a few sprints here and there that I will be able to really get that time down for my October 6th 5K walk/run. Believe it or not, I am really looking forward to it, so funny as three months ago I could barely walk for 15-20 minutes without feeling like I was going to pass out...
So, today I am spending the day in the house doing housework and then going to see my doctor, she has not seen me for almost six weeks, I am sure I will shock her with all my weight loss. I was hoping to walk back and forth to the doctors as that is about an hour both ways, however; the weather decided not to cooperate with me. There is too much rain, I wouldn't mind a little spritzing here and there but not downpours. So no walking today which makes me kind of sad, yes I love walking now... I love working out period. It will be Fall very soon and I realize that I will no longer be able to walk outside as much as I like, I do have a gym at work but that would mean getting there really early to use it and then having to have a shower before I started work, I don't think I would be able to work out as much as I want to that way. So Canada Games Center here I come, I will be joining up by the end of this month.
All I can do from here is pray and send out positive vibes for him... I know that is something... but I would really prefer being there, that way I would know he was getting the proper amount of rest. Anyhow, prayers it is, many will be on the way... I have already started and I will continue. I won't be able to rest until I know he is out of the surgery and on the mend. In the meantime I will be exercising like crazy... I have another contest to win with my sister. She and I were talking and she is finding it hard to get her exercise in with her job... I am sure she will figure a way out as this girl loves to exercise more than I do, she has been doing this for over 20 years, I have just started. I still don't think she has much hope of winning, I am much more competitive than most people, once I get something in my head I just go on auto pilot.
When people tell me that they want to change their life but then post some high calorie food on their Facebook, or proceed to give me reasons why it is impossible for them to workout as much as they would like... I realize they are not ready to take their lives back. I am not judging anyone, I was right there, I used to talk about getting it together, changing my life. One day I just did it, I got up and started walking and I didn't stop... I am hoping to see these people do the same thing... I don't have a magic answer, I just know for me that I fell in love with exercise and I could not imagine not doing it... I am really hoping that I find even more fun things to do at the Canada Games Center... I don't ever want to go back to that lifestyle again, I want to stay healthy and continue on this path. I love that I took my life back, I am doing it one day at a time.
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥