Sunday, January 09, 2011
and motivated to really make this year a year of accomplishment and self improvement. This morning I read a blog by my friend, CYNTHIA47, and saw just what could be done in a year if you set your mind to it and 'grow' the process.
Cynthia walked in her house, then her driveway, then to her neighbor's, and then up and down hilly terrain close to home. This from someone who couldn't walk across a room without having to sit down. Now walking is a challenge for me, but there's no reason I can't use my walker and strive for increased distance and intensity. If Cynthia could do it, why should I accept anything less from myself? Cynthia's story goes on, but the real thing is hers is a measurable success story. She belongs in the Spark People archive of Success Stories!
Yesterday I calculated my BMI and found I was in the 'obese' range. Surprised? Of course not! But this is a measurable element of fitness. My goals for 2011 have now been expanded to include taking my BMI down to the 'overweight' category. Its doable and each point down on the chart will take me closer to my ultimate goal of 'normal'.
I will periodically be blogging about my efforts so you can celebrate my success with me, and encourage me when I'm faltering. Thanks for being here for me. You Spark Friends make me enthusiastic and committed.
And thanks Cynthia for the wake-up call to join you where health and ability are improved and measurable.