Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Habitually Healthy

Hello and Happy Tuesday...I am early blogging today!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday and that this is day is filled with HOPE for all of you. 

OK...I said I was amping up my workouts this week...so I was up at 6:15 AM and headed to the park by 6:30 AM.  A couple of really cool things happened this morning...first of all, it WAS cool...literally.  This is fantastic news for a Fluffy girl!  Truly makes a big difference for me to not be suffocating in the humidity 5 minutes into my walk.  Secondly, I normally struggle quite a bit the 1st quarter mile of my walk...I told you guys...I am not a quick out of the gates kinda girl.  But today...the 1st quarter mile was so much easier...really inspired me to push up my walk to 2 miles...So I did, and I survived.  Woo HOO!!!  Happy Dance ensues!!!  So...no turning back...it is 2 miles or more from this day forward. 
Also, I forgot to share another little milestone...Sunday night, I did one hour on the bike (10 Miles)...also a new personal best! 

It is funny...I have to really talk to myself during my workouts...not out loud ( that might be weird)...but I do some talkin' in my head!   I remind myself that this is a goal I am trying to achieve in one year. Just one year...every time I think that I am not going to be able to take the extra step or pedal a little faster...I just say...one year...just for one year.  I am hoping that at some point in the process the need to remind myself of my commitment will kinda fade to black...that this will be become the new normal for me.  Habitually Healthy is what I am calling it!  I want it to be a habit ( a good one) and I want it to be part of my everyday life. 

My Song Selection for Today:  I'm Bringin Sexy Back---Justin Timberlake - LOL!!

I hope you will share this Journey with your family and friends...Any fun tips, ideas, feedback is much needed and helpful.  We are almost a month into this Journey...Only 11 months to hit my goal!  Let's GO!!! Journey 120-"MaWa" Inspired!

Before I go...I am aware of today's date and the significance of this date in our history.  It is a day to remember those that died, those that lost loved ones, those that went into the buildings, those that responded to the call of those in need, those that made the decision to fight and those that are still putting their lives on the line today.  God has seen us through and still sees us through.  God Gives Us Hope.

A New Hope
by Mattie Stepanek
I need a hope.a new hope.
A hope that reaches for the stars, and
That does not end in violence or war.
A hope that make peace on our earth, and
That does not create evil in the world.
A hope that finds cures for all diseases, and
That does not make people hurt,
In their bodies, in their hearts
Or most of all, in their spirits.
I need a hope.a new hope,
A hope that inspires me to live, and
To make all these things happen,
So that the whole world can have
A new hope, too.

May 1999, Journey Through Heartsongs©Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek
Used with permission from Journey Through Heartsongs, Hyper

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving the cool weather too!