I'm setting a date for my next bday, which is 10 mo from now, to do my first ever 5k walk. It will be a bday I will always remember! Get out a calendar and set a date. Schedule the ___ and the training, and let the fun begin!
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Believing that you can do what you set out to do, can help you achieve the goals you set out to do! I have been trying to lose enough weight to get my knees replaced and today I set the date to get my first knee surgery! If I hadn't believed in myself and had faith that it could happen...this day would not have come! Believe in the power of self...and prayer! Then you can do anything!
I am walking for my cardio exercise, but to keep myself interested, I decided to set a goal to hike to the top of Stone Mountain. I decided that it would have to be when the weather was still cool enough so I set the date for late April. On April 15th, my son and I climbed to top and celebrated with a picnic lunch complete with sparkling cider to toast achieving a goal. To my surprise, my co-workers were so proud and excited for me that they cheered for me when I came back to work.
To prepare, I added using stairs to my daily routine and chose different routes for walking in our hilly neighborhood. This kept my walks interesting too.
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