Recently I decided to change my so-so "taking care of me" habits into unquestionably good habits. I started by watching what I eat and tracking my nutrition at http://www.sparkpeople.com/. However, to really improve myself I knew it would take more than eating better. I would need to exercise, too. Scary words, right?
I started by getting in the walking habit. I drove around the block to see how many miles it was (0.4) , then one block larger (0.8), and one block larger than that (1 mile). This way I could track how far I was walking as well as how long it took me to do it. I set out a plan for myself that I would walk a minimum of three times a week - Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I was already used to walking the 0.4 mile block (since this was the route we used to take Molly for walks) so I decided to start by getting comfortable walking the 0.8 mile block. Now I have moved on to walking the 1 mile block, and plan on adding the 0.4 mile block on to the 1 mile block.
However, I have also decided that I want to be a runner. It looks like something that could be so enjoyable. I mean, walking is fine, but running just looks so athletic and healthy. So I want to do it. I've tried small bits of it while I'm walking, but it's just not something I find comfortable to do. Which is definitely the big obstacle to overcome. I'm not ready to give up yet, though. I'll let you know how it goes.