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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Day 53 - Are YOU walking?

Today is the first day of my walking challenge! And today it did prove to be a challenge, but I did it anyway. I got a 90-minute walk in - although it was at a pretty moderate pace. But I was moving, and I was tired as HELL by the time I was done. And the last part of it was in the rain, so I should get some points for that!

I have been back on plan this week, and I'm so happy about that. TOM is here, so I don't feel 100%, but I know that I am headed in the right direction. This week has really made me see, though, how fitness and a healthy lifestyle can be so important in the career path I've chosen (special education). Working with my summer school class, I really have to be on my toes! We have some very "active" students - some are runners! So for the 3 hours I am there, I am constantly on the move, with barely enough time to grab a drink of water every so often. I am so glad that I wake up to a healthy breakfast in the mornings, because I need it to last me until lunch time. I am also glad that I am physically able to do my job, and will be able to keep up when I am in a classroom all day in the future.

Well folks, today has been downright shitty. I don't want to get into it on here, but my feelings got hurt today :( Not by Clyde this time (shocker, I know), but by someone else I really care about. Yeah, it sucks. But the long walk helped get my mind off things for a little while. Now I'm just going to try to go to bed and hopefully tomorrow will be better.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Hollie

    I just wanted to introduce myself since I joined your Hollie's Hotties Challenge "O) I am Pauline from Australia and I would like to lose some weight and I thought this might help motivate me! So even though my husband is NOT happy about me walking in the morning so my whole routine has been UPSET- he did say that it was ok with him in the afternoon!
    Now I have to tell you that afternoons are HARD for me! I am pooped after a big day and all the eating! So it may take some getting used to- but the Challenge motivated me to go today!
    Anyway sorry this is long and really sorry to hear that someone close to you made you upset... I hope that you can find a way to "make up" "O) It is horrible when relationships go awry!!!

    Well, keep up the good work at your end! I hope I can make the other 59 days "O)

    Pauline

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  2. 90 minutes?!!! Look at you! I was feeling pretty good about getting in 40 minutes today but I am not worthy compared to you. Good going.

    Sorry to hear about the drama and hope it gets resolved soon.

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  3. Higs girl! You deserve it! And the person who is being crappy to you... needs their butt kicked. You are too great a person for anyone to do whatever they did to you. BUT I'm proud of you for the walk. :) Good way to release that stress! :)

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  4. I am walking too - yay! And I got rained on, lol.

    Hope you have a better day and your hurt feelings improve.

    Hugs

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  5. Hi, I just found your blog recently and I am catching up on my reading. I missed the sign up for your walking challenge. I love walking - I even started a virtual walking club [check it out - tweetwalkers.blogspot.com] and would love to join your challenge.

    Can I still join? I even walked yesterday so I have minutes to contribute.
    thanks,

    Jen

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