Monday, October 1, 2007

A New Goal

Today is the day. I'm starting a new goal. I'm posting it here thinking I will have a better chance of succeeding. I had a goal at the beginning of this year to do a makeover: body, mind, and spirit. I was doing pretty good but the steam ran out. (A year's a long time.) Plus I had an achy body that didn't want me to workout so that seemed to bring a halt to everything.



I've decided I'm going to do 150 miles before the end of the year. I will be using the treadmill and elliptical to accomplish this. Mickey's writing a program so I can put a counter on the website to let you know how I'm doing. (Don't expect pictures because Kade's the only one around when I work out and he would cut off my head. See dinner fun for evidence.) The only reasons I can foresee for not accomplishing my goal are if I get sick for a long time or if I have more physical therapy for an existing condition and am told not to exercise. I really hope neither of those things happen.



So check back often to see how I'm doing. Leave me words of encouragement if you want. (If you haven't registered to leave comments yet it's easy.) And if you want to have a similar goal let me know and we can support each other. Here's to a healthier end of the year and (hopefully) a few less pounds.

6 comments:

BettyS said...

Your goal sounds like one that I read in the RS activities. The women were walking to the temple or something like that. They were going to log their miles and then celebrate at the end. I wish I could do it with you but I'll have to be further along in my recovery before I start that. Good Luck!

Kelly said...

I saw that "walk to the temple" thing too. It must have been in that e-mail you sent me. I got 3 miles in today, 147 to go. Mickey is working on the counter right now, during the commercial breaks of Chuck. It should be installed some time this week.

Kelly said...

I'm up to 6 miles now. Still waiting on the counter. Apparently it's going to take longer than I thought it would. I know nothing about programming.

Kelly said...

I'm now up to 8 miles. This is the second time I've worked out at night. I hope this isn't my new routine.

Kelly said...

I got 3 more miles in this morning. I'm now up to 14! (I didn't count wrong, I just didn't comment on the 3 from yesterday.) Five consecutive days of exercising for me is a huge accomplishment. I might be able to get in a few miles tomorrow after Meg's game, that is if I finally make it there.

Janel said...

Nice one. Maybe once Mickey gets the counter thing figured out, he can help me put one on mine. I can go for "150 Dove chocolates before the end of the month." Just kidding. Your goal is inspiring, but more realistic for me would be 15 miles. Good luck!