This morning I was sitting at my computer. Our school district is on spring break, so I'm not subbing this week. I've been trying to go into work at the Y a little early to get some walking done. Today I started thinking that I didn't need to wait until this afternoon. Should I go into the Y and walk the track now? Should I? Should I? Just get up and do it!
I posted on my personal Facebook page that I was thinking about it, so of course it made the ranks of "Facebook official." I definitely had to do it now!
I knew I had some errands to run afterward, so I drove over to the Y, put my coat in a safe place, and got a lap counter from the front desk. Music from my cell phone and a pair of headphones, I was ready to go!
My goal was to walk two miles.
I did it!
Some of my friends were in the gym below the track, cheering me on. Yes, their support was important to me but even more important was how I felt. I was proud of myself for walking two miles. My glucose levels stayed in range thanks to the carbs I had before leaving home. I felt accomplished.
After lunch, I ran my errands. As I was doing a few things around the house, thinking about my goal to go into work early to walk, debating whether I should skip it because of my earlier walk, I found myself asking the same question. Should I? Should I? Yes, again! Just get up and do it!
So I gathered my things for work and headed out. With just under a half hour until my shift, I walked another mile! Once again my glucose numbers were great!
My legs are tired but I am proud of myself. Did I do this to make others happy? No. I did this for me. Just for me. And I feel good!