It was Friday morning. Raining. Gloomy. And somehow it was extra dark out. Probably from all the clouds. It wasn’t a good day to be outside. But there I was. Outside. Walking on the track. Why?
Because I had to.
Because I gave myself a goal. Because, when I bought this damn FitBit over the summer, I needed something to help me motivate. To help me move. To help keep me going forward.
And so, I was moving.
I was going forward. I set my 10,000 step goal. Every day. Monday through Friday. 10,000 Steps. I have to have 10,000 Steps.
I didn’t like it. I’m not an exercise girl. My feet hurt. My legs hurt. My hips hurt. My back hurt. I’m sure I have some arthritis among other issues. (A few extra pounds being one of them.)
But, whatever. I was out here. I had been rained on. I had been cold. But I was out there.
When you pledge something to yourself, or when you set a goal for yourself, you can’t take a break from that. You can’t take the day off. You invested in it. (You invested in YOU.) I invested in this FitBit to tell me when to walk - because I wasn’t doing it well enough on my own. I had to invest in it. To move me forward. And it was worth every single penny.
I have walked 170 miles since July 20. At least, that’s what my FitBit tracked.
If it’s late at night, and I haven’t, for some reason, gotten my 10,000 steps in, I get my 10,000 steps in. I walk back and forth in my house until I get my steps in. Because I’m not going to quit. I’m not going to give up my goal.
So what about you? What are your goals? Are you quitting on them? Are you just thinking about them? Or are you going to invest in them and follow through regardless if it’s raining on your head or your fingers are cold because it’s just 40 degrees out or your feet hurt and you just want to go home and slump on the couch.
How bad do you want it?
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.