Status check –
Get up and in the shower
Do hair (now I have added make-up to the routine so that I can run out the door at a moment’s notice, and also so that I look good for hubby)
Get Fully Dressed
Take morning medications
Have now been successful for 19 straight days!
purposefully move for 15 minutes a day
This does not include routine movement like going to the fridge, the facilities, etc.
I have chosen to not try to do this 7 days a week. I am aiming for 5 days a week. Sundays will be a “rest” day, where I don’t have to think about it at all. If I do it, great. If I don’t, I am not going to stress about it.
Yesterday was kind of iffy. It was movement, it was purposeful, but I am really stretching it to say that I got any benefit from it. Today I spent with a 16#, 4 month old who was still fussy from his shots. Needless to say I did a lot of slow walking, but I was carrying him. So I am going to count that. Last week I got 3 days in where I fully did some very purposeful, continuous movement.
I am going to see how this week works before I add anymore goals into the mix. I am proud of the strides that I am making. When I started this I really doubted my ability to do it. Now I am excited and know that I can continue to move forward. I have found that while this journey is hard, it is much more rewarding than I thought it was going to be. I have also found that by slowing down, analyzing why I am making a particular goal, and keeping them small but meaningful, I can make get farther than I ever dreamed!