Day 13: Good Days and Bad Days



When I started this challenge, I made a commitment to myself that I would not allow a day to pass without walking a minimum of 5 miles. I did not say that I would only do it on good days. It also wasn’t a goal or a plan.

It was a DECISION to do it through good days and bad days.

For the first time since this all began, I didn’t want to walk today.

I wanted to sit on the couch and eat chocolate.

I wanted to hide in a hot bath and stay there until there wasn’t a drop of hot water left.

Most of all, I wanted to curl up in the corner and suck my thumb.

You know what happened though?

I thought of y’all.

Then, I got off my butt and walked out the door.

When it was all said and done, it was dark, I owed the cuss jar more than a few bucks, and I walked right past the coffee shop without stopping.

Thank you for being a part of my life and for allowing me to be a part of yours.

Above all, thank you for being my friend.

15407 steps taken today
6.22 miles traveled today


Cricket Walker

(8) Comments

  1. Sandra Sigfusson
    Sandra SigfussonJul 03, 2012

    You are a survivor Cricket – and good on ya for sticking to your guns, no matter how much money you owed the cuss jar at the end of the day. Great post – I think a few of us have “been there, done that” – LOL

  2. Joyce Camp
    Joyce CampJul 03, 2012

    As Haley says…You ROCK!

  3. Yvette
    YvetteJul 04, 2012

    Reading this post when awake in the middle of the night, I just gotta cheer you on!!! Good for you!!!

  4. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJul 04, 2012

    Thank you everyone!

  5. Pam
    PamJul 04, 2012

    Way to go, gal! =)

  6. Steph @ One Sleepy Mom
    Steph @ One Sleepy MomJul 04, 2012

    Good for you!! I skipped this morning. Decided it was a gift to myself for the 4th of July. Unfortunately, I will be out there again tomorrow morning busting my butt around 5 am. It’s so stinking hot I just want to lay in bed with the air conditioner on! But, the air conditioner isn’t going to get me back to pre baby weight (the baby is 17)…so off I go! I’ll think of you when I want to jump off and run back to bed. Maybe I should post my weight loss on my blog. I bet it would be a great motivator!

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