Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A mile a day - before England!

Well, I've not talked about this much here because I didn't want to set myself up for failure. I no longer feel like that is a problem for me, so now I'm switching into motivation mode.

For the past couple of months, I have been watching what I'm eating in an effort to lose a little weight before my trip in September. I have had about 10 lbs. worth of success. That's great!! Coming from someone who has done nothing but gain or maintain since I was 10 years old. I'm so tired of feeling plump, exhausted and overall miserable! I knew that simply watching what I ate would be a great way to begin my journey to a healthier - lighter life. It has given me the boost I need to start feeling better and now I have come to the point where I need to add exercises to my life.

I love exercise, believe it or not! I played tennis in high school and still love to play around at racket ball and tennis when I get a chance.

In March, 2007, the Lord blessed me with a treadmill. And I say that because it was free and even down to the 2 cup holders, was exactly what I had envisioned I wanted. I used it every morning for like 5 days. That was the end of that.

Well, no more! I got up this morning and put on my tennis shoes and walked at 2.5 speed for 23.5 minutes for a total distance of 1 mile. I am going to continue to do this each day (if not further/faster!) until I leave for England. I figured there are 52 days until I leave (including today) so I went to and created a mini version of this treadmill on a track and put it over in my sidebar so I (and you!!!) can keep track of my promise and progress. I don't want to focus on the number of lbs. I lose, because for me, it's not about the number of lbs. it's a matter of looking and feeling better which can only mean I'm becoming more healthy, which is my goal!!!


Green Eyed Girl said...

Way to go!!! Keep it up and you will see results in no time! I have battled with my weight my whole life and am finally feeling healthy and lighter! I still have some work to do, but it does get easier. Good luck to you!

Skittles said...

Cheers to you!!!!! I had a treadmill once, too. It looked nice just sitting there. I need to get back out walking, too. As soon as my sprained ankle gets better!

I've also decided to get motivated today and just posted about. :)

BeccaGirl said...

Thanks guys, it's comforting and encouraging to know it's going to get easier. Although, honestly it hasn't been hard thus far! I guess I'm just finally resolved about it. :)

Real Women Scrap said...

Wow, great for you! Keep it'll feel so great when you leave for your trip.