Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Mom Walk Challenge



Walking. 30 minutes a day. That's it. Please don't laugh that the word 'challenge' is associated with this level of activity.
                                 

I'm doing it, and it is making such a difference already. My thought patterns have become increasingly positive, my goals seems more attainable, my mood has improved, and I feel like a generally more sane person. Selah and I used to 'play' outside almost every day, but there is something different and energizing about getting moving!
Selah loves our walks!
On Friday I actually felt like jogging/walking/jogging/walking . I hoped that cars wouldn't be alarmed at the spectacle of a crazy curly-headed chubby lady running down the street with her stroller, and call the police after concluding that there was NO WAY I would be running unless there was an emergency of sorts.. But, I made it home without incident, and I felt so proud of myself.
evidence of my crazy lady workout hair
A while ago, I wrote this post about the fact that I was so ashamed of being overweight. I still am overweight, but I'm working on laying down the shame associated with it. Without the shame, I feel free to move forward, out of a place of hiding, and outside (where I can exercise!) and build other healthy habits.

Lots of love,
Lindsey

40 comments:

  1. This is great! I started walking daily in December after a gestational diabetes scare, and it really is making me feel so much better about myself. I would always make comments about how I SHOULD be exercising, etc, but this was the motivation I needed to actually get up and do it! And I'm thrilled-my pregnancy weight gain is WAAAAY slower now (I gained 46 lbs w/ Elijah and am 35 wks now and have gained 28!) and I just FEEL SO MUCH BETTER. I'm a fan. I'll have to keep doing it somehow after this baby comes!

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  2. Very deep post. Good luck with the changes you want to make.

    You visited my blog via the blog hop. I am following you back via GFC.

    Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I put a walk on my 'to do' list today and still didn't take one.

    On another note though,I sincerely love your blog and I'm so happy I found it!

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  4. Selah is adorable! What a wonderful name. I found your blog via your comment on the Bleak 2 Unique blog. That is great that you are waving goodbye to the shame. It is so much healthier.

    : 0 ) Theresa

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  5. Yea for you for you!! Keep it up!! Change only happens when we choose to take action and follow through with it! There is so much advise I could give to help you along your journey. Feel free to email me if you need any extra tips on fitness or nutrition in general. I would love to help you out. Part of success in weight loss is having a strong support group! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Maybe one of these days you will work up to taking on my challenging workouts! Now Following you back.

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  6. Good for you my dear!!Well this is very inspiring!!I'm thinking to start walking every day myself!!Keep in touch!!Kisses!!xoxo

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  7. Great decision! And I sympathize for your hair... I've curly hair myself and I know how they become after a good amount of humidity! LOL! Just found your blog through the Blog Hop and I'm so glad I did! Hope we stay in touch from now on!
    Olga
    www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi! I'm so glad you found my little ole' blog and I'm so proud to have a new follower! :) :)
    Wow, I really needed to find you. I just arrived here at your blog & what is the first post I read?...this one about a challenge to exercise 30 minutes a day. I have been struggling with this for years. I have Fibro & Chronice fatigue & I'm gone 11 hrs. a day...I just don't feel like exercising, BUT yet I hear people with Fibro NEED to exercise. So, I'm going to try...I should say I am going to start..but I'm scared to committing and then failing....So that's where I am....
    I can't wait to read more...thank you for the compliment you left me...I realitivley (sp?) new to blogging so I'm still trying to find my way.. :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm now following you back. I so love your logo/header! I hope you will come back by my blog next Monday for my new weekly "Get Inspired Monday" blog hop where you can link up any post that will "inspire" others - I will feature my favorites on my blog and facebook.

    -Pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

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  10. That's fantastic! And it's great that you are feeling good in every way. This will probably start an avalanche of good habits for you.The more healthy you'll feel the more good habits you'll seek. Congratulations on your new way of life and new outlook! Love the silhouette shop too! <3
    hugs
    Caroline

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  11. I think I am going to do this challenge right along with you I still have some baby weight to lose. I just have to get off my tush. Returning the follow your blog is beautiful and look forward to reading more :)

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  12. Following back! Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Thank you so much for stopping by. (I left a comment on the linked post!) This is a great challenge! Looking forward to being able to read more about you!

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  14. Hi Lindsey,
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today!
    God bless,
    Laura

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  15. You are awesome. Simply and wonderfully awesome! (Lily has those same pajamas! Love it!

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  16. I totally accept your challenge! Also thank you for stopping by! I spent my morning reading your posts on my phone instead of doing work! I tell myself its the little things!

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  17. Lindsey, I love this challenge. I need something like this to keep me motivated. Its Lent and I want to DO something instead of giving something up. I am glad you found me and I found you through the blog hop! Yay for new friends!

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  18. This is a great challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am following you back!
    -Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

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  19. Congratulations on your awesome challenge. We walk our dog every day for at least 30 min and it totally can change your mindset. Some days I totally detest it, but I notice how much better I feel if we're sick for example and head out. The fresh air always seems to help, even if the weather is only so-so.

    The first 10 days of establishing a routine are the hardest because you're going against your norm. Then you have to keep it going from 10-20 to fight the resistance of just wanting to forget about it. After that, your brain slowly starts to give in to the concept and by day 30, it should be established as a routine that your day would not be complete without.

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  20. I LOVE your blog! And I'm so up for the walking challenge, it's so hard to get the kids out of the house sometimes but it's so worth it!

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  21. I am so glad you stopped by Harrison Home..I love your blog! Following you now too!

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  22. This is great! Well done to you for starting to walk.
    thanks so much for stopping by at my blog and of course for following. i really like what i have seen so far of your blog and gladly follow back. and then i go on reading...
    have a wonderful day
    jutta

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  23. Great job on the walking! Even though I don't always feel like getting a workout, I have NEVER regretted making the effort after I'm done! Sometimes just reminding myself how good I always feel after a walk is just enough to get me out the door. Good luck with your goal.

    I'm stopping by from the blog hop. Now following on Bloglovin'.

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  24. I love talking walks, we went everyday with out son last summer. I can't wait for it to get nice out again so we can start taking walks again. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now following you!

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