Holding my "before" favorite shirt after losing 125 pounds on my journey to better health.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Marvelous Motivation

I have not been writing on my Blog as often as I use to.  I have promised you that I will not write just to write but will update you on different things that I feel are important.  A fun thing to share is that after just 3 full weeks of leading the Weight Watchers  SUU at Work they have lost a total of 216 pounds.  I am so proud of them.  It has been fun to watch them learn and lose that unwanted weight. They motivate me to do better.  That being said.....
      I have been struggling with myself.  I can't seem to get going and exercise like I need to. Maybe it's the time of year? Maybe it's a bit of seasonal depression? What ever it is I need to get moving to keep myself healthy and strong.  I was really pondering this the other day while sitting on my front porch when I saw something that both shamed and motivated me.
      This little tiny lady walked past my house.  She has to be in her upper 80s. She smiled and continued on her way. She was walking and enjoying the day.  She had figured out a way that she could do that. When she gets tired she sits for a few and then on she goes. She was happy and looked healthy. Later that day as I glance out the window I saw a gentleman walking around the track across the street from my home. He was pushing a walker and struggling to keep his balance.  His friend was walking along behind him with his arms out stretched ready to grab his friend. I could see from his movement that it was very painful for him to walk  but he wanted to walk so badly he was enduring it.   Shame on me. I can walk. My balance is good. I am strong and healthy. I needed to see these two people  to once again be reminded of what I can do. So,  I have walked more and enjoyed it. Not as far or as fast as I use to but it is a start. I just need to get out that door and put one foot in front of the other and enjoy the day. Plus walking is an excellent way to combat depression. Why don't you give it a try?  Maybe you will find you like it and will feel better too.