Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Sunday, March 26, 2017 – I still say they need to incorporate cleaning house/washing clothes with this activity on the i-Watch. LOL – I’m sure I get the ‘move’ points but still cleaning is exercise! Reaching up, under the beds, cleaning out potty trays, bending up/down for laundry and making beds. Oh my goodness – making a king sized bed should be in the Olympics. I tried to get everything done so I could get some ‘me’ time this evening. Me time is important to all of us. A happy mommy is a happy home. Miles Moved: 1.92
Monday, March 27, 2017 – With all of the cleaning I did yesterday, I’m a little sore. And I think my hip is trying to have a flare up. I really don’t have time for this pain. Some peeps have asked me if walking has helped my rheumatoid arthritis. With RA, it’s not a matter of are you in pain. It’s more like how bad is the pain today. The walking has helped some/hurt some. I try not to push myself too much but at times I know when I have. I have several different walking routes I’ve created for myself at work. Slow, Medium and Burn. I take whichever one my body feels that day. Miles Moved: 3.31
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – Today’s walk was awesome. It was overcast outside (we had bad rains last night), the humidity wasn’t that bad and there was a slight wind like you would have at the beach. It was awesome. Unlike yesterday where it was just hot. I do hope my workout clothes come today in the mail. I really need to start changing for my walks. I’m sweating too much…. then again maybe that’s not sweat. Maybe that’s just my fat crying and saying goodbye? 🙂 Miles Moved: 2.37
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – I can not find the stamina this week. I’m like dragging my butt every day to get up and go. I don’t think I’m coming down with anything. I think I’m looking forward to summer knowing that after summer September will be here – and I can’t wait for that adventure. But I walked today. Today is hill day. Shaking my head. I do hate those hills but my butt/legs love them. So hill day. In the end, I did hills SEVEN times in a thirty minute walk. I hurt but it’s a good hurt and not a hurt from RA. I can tell the difference by now – LOL. Miles Moved: 2.30
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – I did double time today. Me and the hub unit had a special dinner planned tonight. Knowing I’m going to indulge a bit, I worked twice as hard on my walk. I guess that’s the thinking of a person who is changing their mindset huh? I’ve turned into one of those peeps – hilarious. Miles Moved: 2.73
Friday, March 31, 2017 – I can *not* begin to tell you how much I did not want to walk today. The pollen count here in these parts is over 3,500 – we were all lined up this morning at the Hotel Thompson to take our allergy meds. Although I didn’t want to, I did my walk. And I’m glad. Some peeps stopped me that are on my route and asked me how much weight I’ve lost – they could tell. They encourage me to keep it up. They were so very nice. See, if I didn’t walk, I wouldn’t have gotten that compliment. Thank you Karma Gods. Miles Moved: 3.09
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Errands and work today. How much fun can you have? Miles Moved: 1.62
Thoughts for the week: Goals. In talking with my sister, she shoots to move 12 miles a week. I was over achieving and trying to do 15. That 3 miles doesn’t seem like a big difference but it is. Therefore, I’m re-evaluating and going with a goal of 12 miles a week. Remember, this is something that we have to learn to do for the rest of our lives. I can live with that. Goals should be something that we can achieve but not so easy that we can snap our fingers and they are done. 12 miles a week is good. Just think – that could be 624.0 miles for the year. Not that my inner math geek is coming out or anything. Shaking head. Nope. It sure isn’t. Giggles.
This week walked: 17.34
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 131.98
Weight Loss: -20.00 pounds (80 more to go!)