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Update on my "March march"

Sunday, March 15, 2015

This update is long overdue and I apologize to my Sparkfriends who offered to be my walking buddies for this month.

Right from the start of my ambitious endeavor I faced all kinds of detours and hurdles. I am sad to say things have not changed. I keep getting sidetracked and bombarded with unexpected events, and I am barely holding on. I do realize that my goals at the beginning of March were ambitious, but I really thought they were totally doable. Well, as so often dreams (goals) and reality don't go together.

I have not been able to exercise any significant amount, however, I did faithfully wear my pedometer and as of today, March 15th, I have walked 43 miles this month. Most of these steps were accumulated just by doing my daily activities and chores. I can only imagine what I could accomplish if I actually could dedicate time for nice long walks.

I know how important goal setting is during this journey, but for me it almost seems that every time I do set specific goals, life gets more complicated.

I will not give up on my "March march", but I have to accept the fact that I need to make adjustments, and basically just do the best I can, given my circumstances. That really is all I can do.

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  • JUSTYNA7
    I think tracking your steps is a great accomplishment and isn't it amazing how active you ARE! Small goals for now and when you can and are ready you'll add more. Don't give up!
    2221 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Wow and I thought I was doing good to do 3.5 miles this week! You are doing awesome!
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    Jeanne
    2222 days ago
  • TERI-RIFIC
    emoticon Hang in there and take it a day at a time. You can do it!
    2222 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14566395
    It happens to us all the more we try to do the more things that go wrong. Sometimes so much that I think....am I supposed to lose weight. I can never keep up with a goal as much as I try. Real life it happens. You do what you can and just keep moving. The rest will follow. emoticon emoticon
    2222 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14903239
    43 miles! emoticon I've only done 35!! So you are doing really great!! I haven't been getting in my walks like normal with all our yard work projects going on. Yep, things get in the way! I am missing my walks and hope to get back on a regular schedule this week! I do keep up with my indoor exercises though no matter what...it is a routine I have developed over the years...so it is like second nature to me. You will get there like I did...just keep at it...I have faith in you. I am here to cheer you on, no matter what! emoticon

    You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. ~Joe Namath

    Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott

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    2222 days ago
  • LADYDL
    43 miles is great!! Keep working on it, you can do it. I have managed to keep walking every day. Next week the Spark challenge goes to 30 min walk a day. Been doing 20.
    It's ok to change your goals mid-stream!!!
    Don't give up!
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    2222 days ago
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