I've been taking the stairs more & more at work, even if I have an arm full of case files. By doing that, I'm getting in a bit of weight-bearing exercise (good for your bone density).
I've noticed that the trip back up from the 21st floor to my floor (24th) has been getting easier & easier as time has passed. Gotta love those NSV's (non-scale victories), right? I'm less winded, my legs don't burn as much & it doesn't take as long for my heart rate to go back to normal. Those are all signs that those little things I do every day are making a difference.
The transformation began as soon as I decided I needed to take better care of myself.
We only have one body so we better take care of it.
Keep making those smart & healthy choices every day, no matter how small you think they are. Every little bit helps.
And because it's Friday & everyone needs a good laugh, here's the funny for the day. My sweet hubby will tell you it describes me quite accurately.
Isn't that exciting? I've lived a pretty great life so far. I've seen some cool stuff, visited some neat places. I am healthy & happy. I have an amazingly wonderful husband, an awesome family, super great friends, including my SparkBuddies. I am truly blessed. But . . . the best is yet to come.
Why? Because I'm getting healthier & more fit every single day. I'm making those healthy choices. I am determined that when I'm 65, I'm NOT going to be laid up in bed with aches & pains. I'm going to be the one at the gym that everyone else is trying to keep up with.
Yes, progress is slow, but slow is still progress.
Could we all do this journey alone? Maybe, but so many times I look to you for motivation when mine is waning. Sometimes I look to you for inspiration. Sometimes I look to you for encouragement & support. I'm not sure that I could do this alone. I think I would have quit long before now. The SparkPeople community keeps me coming back.
So let's do this hand in hand. Whatta you say?
Let's lift one another up. By helping others, you are also helping yourself.
One of the things I was concerned about when I started SparkPeople was "dreaming big." I tend to be realistic to a fault & I thought I knew my limitations. So I set tiny little goals -- not big lofty ones.
I've learned that it's better if you do dream big. Set that huge & lofty goal, than make smaller goals along the way to help you get to that big one. I've also learned that I exceeded what I thought were my limitations. Now, I'm shooting for the moon!!!
Let's go for great!!
You can't reach your goal if you don't aim for it and:
I hope to reach my goal some day. I will get there because I am determined (stubborn). It might take me 3 more years (I hope not that long), but I WILL get there because I refuse to give up this time. The going may be slow, but I'm still going!!