A New Journey

Day 5: So Much More

Strawberry Lemonade


Is it just me, or do all of us have an inner dialogue going on with everything we do?

The thing is, one of those voices loves to tell us we aren’t good enough, or that we can’t accomplish what we set out to do. You hear that voice too, right?

Oh lawdy, I hope it isn’t just me…

Occasionally there are two voices that love to argue with each other.

Perhaps it goes a little like this…

“You have been doing so good that you DESERVE a day off. Go back to bed.”

“Are you NUTS? If you stop now, you will never get up off your tush again.”

“Oh but your muscles are aching so badly today. Maybe you should just take it easy.”

“Ummmmm…. You realize this is how you got in this position to begin with, right?”

“It’s 100 degrees out! You better wait til it cools off again, like maybe January.”

“Have you seen your butt lately? Get up and get moving.”

I groaned at the voices all the way out the door this morning. I literally drug myself through every step of the 1.1 miles to the gym while thinking of every possible excuse for why it would be okay to turn around and go back home.

Once again I remembered what my friend Christy from The Organic Geek told me.

“Remember not to listen to your lazy brain. You can go soooooooooo much further than it says you can.” (Christy Smith Schmeichel)

For just a moment, I truly hated her and that stupid dang carrot. I kid you not, I was having visions of chopping that carrot into a gazillion tiny pieces and shoving him (her?) down the garbage disposal! (I love you Christy!)

And then something happened deep inside of me.

Some sort of adrenaline started kicking in and I began BELIEVING that I could do it.

Better yet, on the walk home past the tantalizing “drinks of summer” sign, I had absolutely no desire to stop because I knew that tiny frozen strawberry lemonade packs more than 340 calories. Nope, I am not counting calories, but I am not throwing away my hard work on a bunch of processed stuff and sugar when I have an icebox filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.

It’s still about making choices. Just make sure you know what the choices really are.

You are so much more than you think you are and you are capable of more than you ever imagined. BELIEVE IT!

22,116 steps taken today
8.93 miles traveled today
20 laps water walking/jogging
11 floors climbed today

Life is good…


Cricket Walker

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  • Reply Haley June 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I know I keep saying this, but again, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

  • Reply Joyce Camp June 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Like Haley..I am very proud of you! WAY TO GO! It so much better making those ‘Drinks of Summer’ at home! I have a smoothie maker and it’s so quick and easy to whip them up!

    • Reply Cricket Walker June 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      And then we know exactly what is in the smoothie!

  • Reply Christy June 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    YOU are simply amazing. Girl – I promise if you keep fighting that lazy brain it WILL give up and start cooperating. Keep setting that alarm. I am so very proud of your determination and I sure am glad I didn’t end up in your stew. LMAO

    • Reply Cricket Walker June 25, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      I am far from amazing but I am pointed the right direction now!

      Thank you!

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