One foot in front of the other!
After we lost our sweet baby Faith I knew I had to take steps to avoid depression. I would grieve and have sad times, yes, but depression was something I was determined to avoid. At my one week appointment, the doctor said I was free to go at my own pace with exercise. Four days later, on January 2nd, I laced up my tennis shoes and walked out the door. I took one lap around the block, 0.52 miles. I was exhausted and it felt pitiful. But the next day I walked down the road again.
For fifteen days, I walked that half-mile route. One day we were out of town so I walked a half-mile near my grandma's house. Another day, I walked around the events center where my husband was working. On January 18th, I'd walked fifteen days and missed two.
My inspiration and my sunshine!
On MLK Day, I started walking a mile. I did that for ten days. This time I made sure to take my daughter and we walked to the park and back, a nice mile walk. Not only do I need to be a good role model for her but I need to give her opportunities to get outside, exercise, and play.
Conquering her own fears!
For the last two weeks I added in a set of three strength videos for core, legs, and arms. These are short videos totaling less than 25 minutes.
Today my family went for a hike. It was listed as an easy hike in the guidebook but about two-thirds was uphill. However, the 1.5 mile hike, hills included, was conquered and that hike put my mileage at just over twenty miles!!
What started out as a difficult half mile is now a daily habit that culminated in twenty miles for the month of January. Put one foot in front of the other and see what you can accomplish in a month!
- Walked 27 of 31 days
- Walked 20.16 miles
- 700 fitness minutes
- Started at 0.5 mi over 15 min
- Ended at 1.5 mi over 45 min