I love to walk but felt like I was slacking in my fitness, so this year I decided to make it my goal to get in more steps. My husband got me a Garmin Vivo2 for Christmas, to help me track my fitness and steps.
I decided that when I went to stores, I would park further from the entrance, take steps instead of escalators, and try to get 10,000 steps a day. I don't always reach my goal, but I come pretty close every day.
The other day I decided to check my step count on my Garmin and saw that I was closing in on one million steps for the year. I thought to myself, Wow! I did that! I have to admit, I am a pretty humble person, but this made me feel so proud and so good that I had to share it.
I try to encourage others to be more active. I am not exactly in the best shape that I want to be in and can definitely use improvement on my diet, but I do try. Over the past year I made a lot of changes to my lifestyle, but once in a while I find myself slipping and have to readjust.
I suffer from hypothyroidism and have RA in my knees, but I don't let that stop me from improving myself, or at least trying to. My future goal is to get a personal trainer and talk to a dietitian to get more serious about reaching my goal. Late last year I was really strict with my diet, but after my trip to Florida to visit my brother and his family, I fell off a bit. Time to take back the reigns and get serious again.
My main goal of this message is to tell you all to keep on going. Don't give up. Don't give in. Don't surrender. Find a reason to keep on going and remember why you started to begin with. This message applies to any goal you have in life.
My next goal is another million steps.