I have added a walk each evening and chose the lake/storm pond in Coventry, the suburb where we live. I use my poles as they increase the calories burned and reduce the wear and tear on my knees. I love sharing this time with my partner and best friend, Raouf. I have met others on our journey who are curious about my stabilizer poles and I am happy to share my excitement with their effectiveness. I am now at a stage of healing when I can walk without my poles but now it is about being able to go farther and burn more calories. Weight loss has always been a part of my journey toward health - a big part - but only now do I feel I am ready to focus on that aspect. I have learned a lot about my body and personal health quest - the effect of grains and sugar, the metabolic syndrome I know I have, the emotional benefits of sunshine and exercise and some newly assimilated wisdom on letting go of perfectionism and control - a big deal for me. Baby steps have gotten me to a place where I feel confident to move to this next phase - weight watchers.
|Lettuce from our own garden - yummm|
I realize that not every stretch on my road to health will sound so sweet but it sure is great to enjoy this right now. I have included some photos - hope it inspires someone else to start their journey.
|BBQ Chicken - Weight Watchers!|
Now, here is a new way of looking at New Year’s resolutions. These courageous decisions are not only about “the goal”- they are about the journey. I love this thought – the goal is not necessarily the biggest, most amazing thing, and, may even turn out to be a little disappointing- it is about the steps along the way, the story you get to write about your life, the story that is your life and how it changes when there is follow through.