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 Tickerfactory.com 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!!!

4 comments:

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 up...you'll feel so great when you leave for your trip.