Monday 2 February 2015

#EveryStepCounts Journey of 1000 miles begins w/ single baby step @Telus #fitbitcharge

This year is all about SELF ... mySELF. I am determined to set goals and take action to reach those goals. Key to my success is setting SMART goals that are realistic and attainable. One of my goals is to take better care of myself and focus on my health. The best way to stay on track is to start slow with baby steps. 

My journey of 1000 miles begins with a single baby step.

All my life I was active, involved in sports, and had gym memberships. All my life until about 8 years ago. I'm not sure why it changed, but it did. In my mind I still think of myself as that person who can run cross-country, join in a game of pick up hockey, or swim a mile. The reality is I can't run around the block, I am afraid I will hurt myself playing hockey now, and I wouldn't be caught dead in a bathing suit. It has been years since I have been active, or had a gym membership. I am out of shape, and definitely not at an optimal healthy weight. 

Beyond how my appearance makes me feel about myself, being out of shape impacts my energy level, my health and quality of life, both now and in the future. Decisions I make now about my health will directly impact my life when I go through Menopause (yes I said the M word) and retirement. Taking action now to improve my health and fitness is an investment in my retirement years as much as any RRSP contribution. 

I have been lucky enough to have been invited to participate with 14 others in the Telus Fitness Challenge. We have been provided a Fitbit Charge to track our progress from Feb 2nd until Feb 16th, to make sure #EveryStepCounts ... even baby steps. Baby steps to start, but who knows I may surprise myself with a sprint to the finish line!

I hope you will follow along with me on my journey. I will be posting updates on Cathy Thinking Out Loud and sharing on social media with the hashtag #everystepcounts.

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about taking the first step towards a healthier me.

Note: I received a Fitbit Charge free of charge for the purpose of participating in this fitness challenge: everystepcounts. All opinions are my own and reflect my personal experience with the brands and product. 

1 comment :

  1. Good Luck in your journey! Taking small steps towards a bigger goal is the best way to keep it up long term and have a continuous feeling of accomplishment!