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Keep on Moving

I feel like I’m in a “stall” mode this week even though I have marked off several things on my list in the last few days.    I created this blog to help me accomplish things I felt were important and things I wanted to do.  I didn’t create it so that I had another stressor in my life.  I don’t seriously see it as a stressor at this point, but some of the things on my September list are challenging me, especially the 10,000 steps for 15 days!  I didn’t think it would be that hard to do.  Come on, 10,000 steps isn’t that much extra effort.  Adding it to my list though has certainly made me aware that I don’t move as much as I thought I did!

So, when we were in D.C. we walked way over 10,000 steps every day.  In fact some days we walked over 20,000 steps!   Hey, it is a city and that is what you do.  But in my regular everyday life I have to plan walks to get in the 10,000 steps.  Last night about 8:00 pm, I realized I was at 7,500 steps.  We were watching a really interesting bird migration program but because I was so close to 10,000 steps, I thought I would take advantage of it and so I headed out to put on the extra 2,500 steps to get me to 10,000!  It was a nice evening last night, but dark by 8:00 so my husband handed me a golf club to take out with me and I took my phone and walked around our neighborhood.  About 20 minutes later I had added the steps I needed.

I guess when I really think of it, the purpose of setting goals on my 27 Things list is to reach them and I can tell you without the list, I would not have walked last night.  The other thing that I have learned about the 10,000 steps goal is that if I add the steps early in the day it is much easier!  For example, I now take the 3 flights of stairs at work to get to my office.  That helps a lot.  Also, if at break I can take a 10 or 15 minute walk around the downtown area, that adds quite a few steps early in the day.  The point is that I have to plan it and work at it to reach the goal.  Sometimes I’m sorry I added it to the 27 Things for September, and sometimes I’m glad I added it.  Go figure.   Regardless, I’ve learned some things having it on my list.  I don’t move enough and I need to move more.  I have reached 10,000 steps or more eight days this month.  I still have seven more days to go to reach my goal and cross off #21 on my list.  I’m going to do it but it will take an effort.  Keep on moving!!


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