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Day 6: One day at a time

I woke up at 6:00 am today and skipped my morning workout. I wasn’t feeling so great when I got up, but it’s still pretty early in the morning here, so there’s no reason why I couldn’t try to get a workout in later today. Even if I don’t though, it’s ok. I told myself at the beginning of this challenge that my goal was to walk 15,000 steps a day, not log my food, or eat healthier, or workout every day. I’m hoping I’ll begin to do those things consistently as a result of this challenge, but I’m not there just yet.

Rome was not built in a day.

Since I’m feeling a tad blah today, I’ve decided to remind myself of the small wins I’ve had since starting this challenge late last week. Hopefully, it’ll motivate me to get back up and moving. Especially since it’s raining outside. In order to hit my step goal today, I’ll need to get creative, or wet; which means I need all the motivation and willpower I can get.

My small wins:

  1. I’ve managed to hit my step goal every day. This alone is a huge accomplishment for me; especially considering how easily I get distracted. In the past, whenever I’ve tried to set a step goal like this, I’ve failed because I regularly forgotten to check how many steps I’ve taken until it’s too late.
  2. I’ve made a conscious effort to walk to places I would normally drive to. Instead of picking up the little one at daycare on the way home yesterday, I drove home first, then walked to the daycare to pick him up. On Sunday, I walked to the grocery store a couple of times, and since Friday I’ve taken the kids to the park way more often than I normally do. This may sound awful, but it’s pretty hot and muggy outside, so I avoid going out there. I prefer the comfort of air conditioning.
  3. I’ve become more active at home. I’m doing a much better job of moving around more and sitting way less. I try to get up every so often and just take a quick lap up and down the stairs, or pace around for a bit to get a few steps in. I’ve noticed that the extra activity has decreased the intensity of my usual afternoon slump feeling.
  4. The scale has started to move. I’m sure it’s water weight, but my weight has dropped 2 lbs since Friday.

Overall, it’s going pretty well, right? I can’t give up now – I’ve got a streak going. I may still not feel 100%, but I’m finally ready to do some walking. Happy Wednesday!

Current step total: 870







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