Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I was at a meeting today that was mainly about focus.  What do we focus on?  What is our main purpose for participating in a certain activity?  Do we allow ourselves to swayed from our intended purpose? 

I've written before about placing my own name at the top of my To Do list.  I've written about taking care of myself and how that if I don't do that, I'm unable to take care of those around me who might need my help - children, other family members, friends, coworkers, etc.

So, each day, I allot myself time to walk - to take care of myself in the way that makes sense for me and that I enjoy enough to continue on a regular basis.  I must maintain focus - my focus to take care of myself - because there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of things that can sway me from my path on any given day - or every day.

My reason for walking could be stated as doing what's good for my health, exercising on a regular basis, all kinds of reasons.  But, I mainly walk because it does TWO things for me.  First, it makes me feel better.  Second, it makes me feel better!

The first feel better is that it improves my outlook and gives me energy.  The second feel better is that it relieves a lot of pain for me.  I may start off my walk with a twinge in my back or my shoulder, stuffy sinuses, or a scratchy throat.  Almost all the time, those nuisance aches and pains disappear during and after a walk.

I routinely have morning stiffness.  After all, as my kids continue to remind me, I'm NOT a Spring Chicken - although most days I do feel like one.  Arthritis and fibromyalgia do take their toll.  But, I know the way to toss off the stiffness and pain.  Walking pretty much does it for me.

If you suffer from any of these things (achiness, stiffness, joint pain, morning crabbies {oh, my, did I actually write that?}, other relatively minor aches and pains, I highly recommend that you embark on a regular regimen of walking.  If you're not quite sure how to get started or up your game, go back to the very first of my walking blog articles and follow the plan I have presented for you.  It works!  If you don't think so, please refer to my 100% Guarantee below.

*************************** Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude. You can trust the information you find here. It's from a dedicated walker. Trust me and your life will get better! I promise.


Anonymous said...

Focus is a good topic. I have started to focus on walking every day. I had tried to do a set of different amount of kms to walk per week. That didn't work out well for me so I re-strategized and am now going with the min. Walk of 3km or 2 miles daily. I walk every day at my job as a waitress but I don't count that as any of my walking time and walking the dog doesn't count either. I enjoy stopping in with you for a push in the right direction.

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