After 4 plus years of being quit I began feeling the best I have since way before I quit smoking. I decided / chose to lose weight and start walking. I promised myself and made a commitment to lose 100 pounds as of today I've lost 58
It didn't start well the first 2 days I couldn't even make it up the first hill I was gasping for air so hard I had to stop catch my breath turn around and go back home. I actually thought about giving up as I thought I would never be able to even accomplish a simple hill. A hill I ran up as a child. I even was giving myself a excuse I have COPD. My Ankle My Knee I had a lot of excuses We are good at that
I thought of some of the things I learned about quitting smoking and applied it to this situation.
Excuses are just that.
I practiced HALT
I Re-adjusted my Mindset. Just like quitting I believed
I Set Goals I could Achieve One Day At A Time
The 3rd day I promised myself I would make it to the top of that hill I pushed myself that morning huffing, puffing and gasping for air I made it to the top. My first goal accomplished after gasping for air a few minutes I turned around and went back home From that day on I would walk up that hill and set a goal to the next fire hydrant or the next driveway or utility pool. With in 5 days I came upon my second hill. It took me 2 days to make it up that hill and from that day I started setting larger goals to where I walk 3 1/4 miles one day and the next day 5 1/2 miles I walked today in a misty rain / snow
It's not about what others accomplish These are major accomplishments for me.
My First Hill
My last 2 Hills