Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good Day or Bad Day...What's the Difference?

Since the beginning of November I have been walking almost every single day for at least 15 min.

Most of the time it's a struggle to get out and going, but it's a lot easier to get to it living here with mom who helps me to get going simply by asking me, “When are you going to take your walk?” Once I get on my way, I'm able to find aspects of what's going on around me that are enjoyable. So on one front it's enjoyable movement. On another front it's a complete act of discipline done solely because I was completely sedentary and just walking became too much for me.

Thankfully I'm able to see noticeable improvements since I started this daily regime of a 15 min. walk. I feel more sturdy on my feet. Most of the time I'm nowhere near as winded as I was when I first started doing the walk two months ago. Moving around is little easier which is indicating to me that I am getting a little more strength back just from this one simple activity.

There are many things going on in my life right now that when I spend too much time thinking about them I am upset, disappointed, and just generally feel bad.

When I spent time thinking about where I'm at and where I want to go and how far the distance there is between those two points I am discouraged. I try to stay away from that kind of thinking and when I find myself doing it I say to myself the only thing I have to do today is my walk. As long as I get my walk in the day is a win.

So today with the big storm bearing down on the Northeast, the roads being a little icy from the last storm, I took the action of going to the local mall and doing my 15 min. walk there.

It's a small victory, but it's something positive to focus on. My intuition is telling me that it's very important for me to focus on things that feel good, that are positive.

This also requires the skill of being able to not focus on all the messages that come from within and without that judge my situation and make conclusions that are negative about who I am, what I do, and what I am worth.

I got my walk-in today, and that's a win.


  1. That is a win. I hope every day gets better for you.

  2. I accidentally used my spouse's AGC, I am rhondaroo. Anyway, good for you.

  3. Yay you! I'm glad you're feeling good and that you're seeing changes that make you happy. :)

  4. We are all our own worst enemies in this way. I am so glad that you already feel the difference in your walks. I know that when we got our puppy in March that our walks were short and easy (because the pup was little), but then our walks got much longer ad he got bigger and had more energy. With the weather so cold we've gone back to shorter walks, no one's complaining, but the cold has given me much pain in my feet/ankles (due to past injuries) and I am grateful for the shorter walks. At the same time I know we'll be back to the long ones in no time and I'll have to work up to it again. I can't say no to that little pug's face, but through the pain it is so hard. Worth it though! Cheers to you and I!

  5. Yay! Good plan, and it's great to hear that you're starting to feel better.

  6. go team you, both for setting the goal, and for maintaining the practice!