10/7/07

Went for a walk

God has really been calling my husband and I to the challenge of getting fit. Since the years of our wedding we have added some pounds. I have added a lot more then he has but I did carry three beautiful boys. :)

I have to be careful with what I do. Or rather how much I do and how fast I do it. Among many things I am learning perseverance this season of my life. I know if I set a goal to high I will not do it. If I start off with a bang I will loose steam. I know it, my Lord knows it.

I have decided to walk for 30 minutes every day. Yes, every day. That alone is going to be tough. So my goal for this week is just that. To walk. For 30 minutes.

Bo and I went for a walk this evening while the boys were at my mom's. He wanted to jog the whole time. I tried but my shins started hurting. I knew if I pushed myself ... well, I would quit. So I continued to walk. Being the great hubby that he is, he waited for me at the corner and walked with me.

While we walked we talked about our goals. His is to loose 60 pounds. Mine is to loose 60 as well. That is my long term goal.

We walked 1.5 miles in 27.36 minutes. I know that isn't great but for me it was wonderful. I was sweating, my breathing was a bit labored, my legs felt strong and my pulse was up. I stretched before and after. Even the stretching felt great. I really enjoyed my walk with Bo. Our neighbors waved as we passed one another. It was nice.

My short term goal is to take a minute off my time by the end of the week. I am really excited about this. I know that God is happy too. After all my body is His temple. I should take care of it.

Another long/short term goal is to drink water every day. I'm up to about 45 ounces a day. I want to hit the 64oz consistently.

I'm going to use this blog as an accountability partner of sorts. Along with God and my hubby. I'm going to set up something on the side bar. Now, don't tease me! Just encourage me. ;)

3 comments:

Darlene said...

Terri, I love this line, "I am really excited about this. I know that God is happy too. After all my body is His temple." I totally agree. It's such a wonderful blessing that your husband is on this journey too! I'm inspired by you today to pick up my pace a bit on the eliptacle (can't spell) machine. Keep pressing on, I'm excited to hear about your progress.

bree said...

I am blown away by His faithfulness-with God all things are possible my friend:) Congrats-keep on! hugs!

bree said...

I am blown away by His faithfulness-with God all things are possible my friend:) Congrats-keep on! hugs!