I hope you have the NKOTB song in your head now. I do.
I am 27 days into September and have hit 10,000 all of them so far. There are days when it has been impossible yet somehow I still scramble and finish. There have been multiple laps around the tables in the fellowship hall at church, prayer laps around the sanctuary, dance parties in the house as Steve and I both try to hit our step goals.
I’ve learned that Violent Femmes and Paul Simon have many songs with good dance/walk tempos. I’ve learned that Alexa will play whatever music I need to boogie down to and she keeps me entertained with jokes and encouraging quotes when I’m smart enough to ask.
Benny and Phoebe enjoy exercising with me, though Benny mostly will look for any reason to race around the house with his big puffy tail and huge paranoid kittycat eyes.
I have rediscovered muscles I didn’t remember that I had. I get frustrated that the number on the scale isn’t going down dramatically but I remember that muscle weighs more. I can feel myself changing. I feel lighter somehow, but also more energetic.
I’ll try to post a summary in a couple of days. This month has been pretty hectic at church and home, but working out has been a much needed constant. I’ll continue with it after October comes, but probably won’t be frantically leaping through the house at 10:30 pm if I don’t have quite enough steps.