Stepping Up

In my last post I said I wasn’t going to make any goals.

I feel I should clarify.  Isn’t fitness all about making goals?  Isn’t it about attaining something great, which requires constant striving toward something specific?

Well, yeah.  It does.

My something specific: being healthy.

I’m never going to be a size 2.  I don’t even WANT to be a size 2.  I would like to be a size 12.  I would be comfortable and happy with a 12.  But I’m also happy with just being healthy.

Right now I’m not healthy.  I’m trying to change it.  THAT is my goal.

But I also want to set small goals.  Little, tiny things week by week to help me go along.  No long-term, no crazy things like “hike 30 mountains in 2014”.  None of that.

This week I’m going to start out with something simple.  I have a set of steps, which I absolutely love.  I used to use them all the time, but I’ve gotten out of the habit.  Well, for the next week, I’m going to do 100 steps each day.  50 per leg.  I’ll probably go over some days.  But I’m promising right now to make time for it every single day and do at least 100.

It’s not that hard.  It will take me under 10 minutes.  It’s a start.  I’m going to do it.

And while I do it?  I’m going to listen to this song:

This is not the end.