Stepping ForwardI'm not one for making New Year's resolutions. In fact, I gave up on that practice a long time ago. I never kept my resolutions, and who wants to feel like a failure all the time?
But, I do like setting goals and trying to achieve them, because then, even if you don't reach your goals, there is progress forward in trying to achieve them. Giving yourself a goal line to shoot for gives your life direction and purpose.
So, in that spirit, I am setting a goal for myself. Just one. To walk 10,000 steps a day. Years ago, my doctor started a side business on this very principal. Apparently, science discovered that you don't really need an expensive gym membership to get fit. All you really need is what God gave you...your two feet!
I was inspired initially when my doctor mentioned this simple fact, but my enthusiasm soon waned when I discovered I didn't walk anything close to 10,000 steps a day. I was still working (at a sedentary job) and was too tired to do much else. Using that lame excuse, my step-counting days soon fell by the wayside.
Now as I SIT here in retirement, watching my body implode (aging really SUCKS) I feel like it's time (Biggest Understatement Ever) to take charge. Set a goal. Do something. That something will be to walk, and walk, and walk. (Please dear knees don't let me down yet).
I've dug out my Fitbit, charged it up, and strapped it on. I've written this post, to hold myself accountable. Wish me luck. I'll keep you posted on my progress.