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One Minty Step at a Time!


08/29/09 – 3,300

Good morning Mintdom!

No amount of commas (looks like a bigger number with a comma) or font size will make that number look bigger or better.  No excuses – it is what it is. AND I did not go to the pool yesterday either.  I had a low-step day in addition to a low movement day.  I am also not going to say, this is all a process, even though it is a process, because to me, that sounds like an excuse.  It is what it is. The GOOD NEWS is that I actually KNOW that I had a low step day yesterday!  There is more good news too; I am not kicking myself about it. You know when I am kicking myself with one foot it is very difficult to take a step!  I woke up this morning and I am ready to tackle my goal again.

“It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” -Goethe

This quote fits right in with me right now.  Each step in itself is a goal, and when I put enough of those together, WOW, I will be at the 10,000 mark and beyond.  Just think though, even the 3,300 steps looks good when I think that I accomplished 3,300 goals in just one day!  If that does not boost my self-esteem, nothing will!  It can boost yours too.  Now that I said that, I need to go back and revise my 10 accomplishments* that I wrote last night. LOL!

I have decided that I need to step up my health goal so I hired a VERY strict health coach to hold me accountable, my sister Nancy.  LOL!  I am just kidding, sort of.  I am cracking myself up.  Seriously, Nancy is such an inspiration to me when it comes to as she calls it, “self-mastery” and I could not think of a better person to help me.  If that is not enough, I am including all of you too, to help hold me accountable.  Yikes – I think I might be going off the deep end here!  Starting on Monday, August 31, and for 7 days I am going to keep a food journal, and write down EVERYTHING that I eat and drink.  That means starting Tuesday morning, there will be a new statistic at the top of the page.  It will say Food Journal – yes or no, depending if I kept it or not.  My goal is also to stay away from white food (white flour, rice, sugar).  It should look like this:

09/01/09 – step #

Food Journal – Yes (I kept the journal)

White Food – Yes (I stayed away from white food)

I think that if I eat white food, I will tell you what it was.  It is timely that I am starting September 1.  September is a memorable month.  My sister Becky’s birthday is the first.  My daughter, Kelly is turning 30 on the fourth (yikes!); My son Michael is turning 32 on the fourteenth; and my Mom’s birthday is on the 30th, but I will not tell you how old she is; although, you would be shocked because she looks a lot younger then she is!

Thank you in advance for helping me achieve my goals, and for accompanying me on this journey. Now, I am going to take advantage of the weatherman’s error ** and go to the pool for an hour.

AffirMINTion: I accomplish my goals, one-step at a time.

* Each night (honestly, most nights) before I go to bed, I write down the three things that I HAVE to do the next day, and my 10 accomplishments from the day.  They do not have to be big things even.  It could be things as I made my bed, I worked on my budget, I read an article that I wanted to read, or I leveled up on a Facebook game!

** Visit www.UmbrellaToday.com for the BEST weather website

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

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