365 Days Of Exercise EVERYDAY!!!


Ok party people, this one’s been a long time coming… 365 days in fact!!!
Every day. For 365 days. I exercised every day. It wasn’t easy, in fact it’s mostly been pretty damn hard. There were days I was sick or tired or had a migraine and all I wanted to do was sleep or veg out on the couch. It took everything I had those days to drag myself off my ass and do yoga or go walk the dogs for 20 minutes. Those days didn’t burn any significant calories, but they were so meaningful to me because I still did SOMETHING.

It starts with doing one little thing. 14 months ago when I started to exercise the most I could do was walk my dogs or do the elliptical for 20 minutes. I remember the first time I took my dogs to my favorite local park, I got about a half mile and then had to stop and turn around. I was so short of breath and drenched in sweat. Families with small children and those little baby papooses strapped to their chest were practically blowing past me. I went home feeling defeated, but the next day I got up and I did it again. And again. And again. Just start small. What seems insurmountable at first will soon become habit. It doesn’t get easier, you will just get stronger and stronger.

I have exercised through pain, sleepless nights, stressful days. I can touch my toes! I have climbed to the top of mountains! I have run 5ks and 10ks and 10 miles! I am organizing and planning a 5k/10k run for my hospital. I went skiing! I am training for my first half marathon! Above all, I have learned to believe in myself. To stop doubting myself and putting limits on what I can accomplish. It’s a whole new world out there, and I can’t wait to experience as much of it as I can!

Day 365


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