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!
For the new year, I’m going to keep a diary here on my Journey with Friends on my week. I hope it makes you smile, laugh and if the occasion arises, inspires you to kick me in the butt to get me off my butt. I’m also using Apple’s i-Watch technology to keep track of my movements throughout the day. I hope you enjoy it friends!
January 1, 2017 – Today is the day. The first day of starting this new way of eating and living. I’m excited. But isn’t everyone the first day of the year? I’m not sure what the year will bring but I’m taking it one day at a time. I’m hitting the treadmill at the house. Miles Moved: 1.25
January 2, 2017 – Second day and you know what? I’m still feeling good. Not hurting half as bad as what I thought. Although my RA still likes to say who is in charge. I’ve got this. I walked the treadmill again. I really need to give him a name. How cute huh? I spoke with a friend (Joanna) and she told me that she named her treadmill Toby. That’s cute and I like it. I’ll think about it. Miles Moved: 1.59
January 3, 2017 – First day back to work. I went with a great attitude – a positive attitude. This is the new year and I got this. I’m loving the i-watch that my sister gave me for Christmas. This think rocks! It tells me when to get up and move for a while which is awesome. Sometimes I work at my desk and get too involved in what I’m doing and forget to move. I know that’s silly but it happens. I also made myself do a ‘quick’ exercise twice while at work – walking to the back of the building and around three times – all in heels at that – go me! I even had enough energy to walk the treadmill when I got home. I’m doing random hills at 20 minutes right now. When I got off the treadmill, I was a pile of sweat. The treadmill hates me – LOL. For some reason, I thought of the perfect name for the treadmill – Lucifer. Miles Moved: 1.81
January 4, 2017 – Boy can some days be trying?! Not a really good day but you know what, I just keep swimming. There will be stumbling blocks – stumbling people that enter your life. I have to learn to shrug it off and let it go. Stress doesn’t live here. There’s an awesome app on my i-Watch called breathe. Trust me, I used it a lot today. Tonight, I’m skipping my date with Lucifer. I’m being good to myself due to my day. Miles Moved: 1.48
January 5, 2017 – I’m much better today friends. Thank goodness for that! If only my brain would have shut down last night so I could have slept more firmly 😦 But this morning when the clock went off, I jumped up and went for a walk on Lucifer. Okay, maybe I didn’t ‘jump up’. It was more like a drag me from the bed to get ready. But hey, once I did it, I felt so much better. And tonight we are celebrating the hub unit’s birthday a day early due to the incoming ‘snow’ we are suppose to get. Don’t you love that. In the south, we see one snowflake and we shut down – LOL. Miles Moved: 1.85
January 6, 2017 – Last night I way overdid it. Doesn’t that always happen when you go out to dinner? Jim wanted to go to a buffet and well that’s enough said there. It was a special occasion and both of us had a little too much eat. On the up side, my calorie intake has been low this week and I did meet my goal of walking on Lucifer 4 times. I feel good about that. And even though I’m not walking Lucifer, I’m still getting up and moving during the day. Miles Moved: 1.38
January 7, 2017 – It’s really strange how your mindset changes about getting healthier. After we ate breakfast this morning, we looked outside at the great Snowmaggedon 2017 here in the south – insert rolling eyes. My first thought was it’s way too cold outside and I didn’t walk the treadmill today but I wanted to move. What to do… what to do. So me and the hub unit went to our local Target to do some window shopping and walking. What a perfect combination, right? Miles Moved: 1.35
So bottom line – how do I think I did this week? Not bad. I have some improving to do. I’m still balancing exercise and moving with counting calories. I’m trying to keep our meals exciting. The big thing is getting into a routine that I can live with – it’s all a learning experience. So how did YOU do last week my friends?
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 10.72