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Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Challenge

My out of town sister and her family are well on their way back home now.  Life is beginning to return to 'normal' now.  I have one more day off of work and then back to the whirlwind. 

I expect work to be nuts for about two weeks, to the whole month of January.  But I am determined to get back in to the routine of an afternoon session on the stair stepper.  I know that if I can get in the habit of the stair stepper in January when life is a little more hectic, I can keep it up in February when the winter doldrums hit.

I got 6.6 miles in during the phase in week.  I'm glad that we decided to start early and stack up some early miles because I had no idea how sedentary I'd become.  I was telling myself that I was better because I would make two trips to the car, dryer, etc to get in an extra step or two.  I routinely take the parking spot the longest distance from the door at work, to the point everyone calls that my spot.  While those things are good, they don't stack up to 2.7 miles per day.  They don't trim off this last 18, 25, 30 pounds to goal weight.

Another, more exciting reason I'm glad I started early is because my sisters decided to join me in the 1000 mile challenge.  They didn't start early so I said I'd spot them the same number of miles I racked up last week.  I'll do the same for anyone else that wants to start today.  Go ahead and mark 6.6 miles as done and walk/run/crawl the 993.4 remaining.  Keep up with the mileage the best way for you and post it every Monday.  We'll keep each other encouraged that way.

Here's to all of us making progress towards a healthier life in 2012!


  1. Sisters chasing 1000 miles together, that should make for a successful 2012.

    Happy New Year

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  2. i had decided NOT to join any challenges because i wind up feelin like crap if i don't do well, but walking this i can do! so i am in! WOOT! i also think i'm gonna get a pedometor so i can keep up with how active i actually am. hanks for being such a wonderful sweet inspiration you are a DOLL! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. Doesn't it feel great to be headed back to "normal." As much as I enjoyed the Christmas season this year, walking into my den this morning and seeing it without decorations for the first time since the day after Thanksgiving felt freeing. Am excited about 2012 and sounds like you are too.

  4. Oh, sisters are the best! How great that you are doing the challenge together.

  5. You are off to a great start!! Keep it up and stay focused!

  6. I think it's great that your sisters are doing this with you. :)