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Non-Scale Victories -- Gettin' out n' about

I remember so many nice days like today that I wasted by not getting out there and enjoying them. Somehow I thought that opening the window a crack and pulling up the blinds was 'enjoying a nice day.'


Today was so sunny, I could not stand sitting around the house. Joey had luckily passed out early and so I woke him up around 11 a.m and we ate breakfast. We had almonds, a banana, an orange and an apple. Then we watched an episode of Mike & Molly:

Which is cute. Then we got dressed and went for a walk. We used the runkeeper app, and we walked all around looking for geocaches which we didn't find, but that's okay, it was a great time. Joey wanted to walk up this hill and loop around back to flagstaff. 

...So I looked at the hill...:

As little as one month ago that would have been too daunting, I would have turned back and circled around just to avoid it. I did it though, I walked that hill and my heart wasn't pounding in my ears and though my legs were burning, it felt kind of good.

We walked about 3 miles, 25 min per mile. 
We did some sightseeing, so I'm sure if we were trying that could've been a 20 min mile.

We also ended up walking to the park, where a year or two ago I couldn't sit on the swing without it digging painfully into the sides of my hips, I sat, and it was fine. 

Look at how wide that empty swing is! That was too small before! Crazy! Also, Joey is cute ;) I love argyle: 

I read a blog today over at Midlife My Way about how to become who it is you want to be is to believe that you are the you you want to be. Today, I wanted to be the type of active person who honestly takes advantage of a gorgeous day like today to do more than just walk up to the Chinese buffet and pig out. 

Things are just so different now, and I can't imagine how different they will be in a few months. We stopped in the New Balance store and I found a pair of shoes I might get for the C25k that we plan to do soon. 

My gait is overpronated so these should be good: 

I'm excited about C25k. Can't wait to start! Slowly but surely, I'm becoming the person I am in my head. She has long thick wavy hair, but still, close enough. ;)

How have you surprised yourself lately? What are you doing to become the person you want to be?



  1. I read that same post and created a collage aka vison board (for those who've read the Secret) of the Me I want to be.

    Every day I try to eat healthier, and exercise. The progress is slower than I'd like but I just keep telling myself to keep at it. I can't consistently exercise and not lose weight.

  2. Great job on not avoiding that hill. I tend to avoid stairs and am trying my best to take at least one stair challenge a day.

  3. Hey way to get out there. Love NSV's because they are the most important. I love Jackie's blog too.

  4. You mean opening the windows isn't enjoying the day!! lol That is how I've been doing it for years and I'm ready to get outside and enjoy the sunny days with my family


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