I am currently walking the walkable spaces of our hotel room in order to meet my step goal. Maybe you are thinking it is after 7pm why on Earth have you not met your step goal?!?!
Well we set out on an adventure this morning in the rain to cross a couple more states off the lists. Well with COVID restrictions in place we did not get to explore which turned into a crazy 6 hour day in the car. Probably not the best idea but it happened and here I am getting in my steps.
When we returned to the hotel I did go and get 2 miles in on the treadmill. Why not just meet my goal by running a lot? Well J has to do homework and work on a research paper and A is not exactly at the age of understanding what that means. We compromise. I get to get in a couple of miles on the treadmill and then I walk the hotel room and distract A in order for J to get some relative peaceful studying.
I am going to meet my goal because I owe it to myself. I have to meet my goals because if I don’t the only person I am truly letting down is myself. If I were to give up on everything then A would see that and it doesn’t set a good example. I am not doing this for her but letting myself down has that side effect of letting her down. It wouldn’t be a let down for her immediately but it could be over the years.
I am establishing and maintaining healthy habits of getting in my steps daily and drinking tons of water (which I need to do better at on vacation). In turn A loves to go “stepsing” with me and she also loves water. My healthy habits are important to me for my health and because they help her as well.
I am glad that A enjoys these things. I am hoping she develops a love of running as I have over the past couple of years. We are planning to get her a fitness watch for Christmas because she loves looking at mine and J’s.
Healthy habits now will hopefully allow for a long and healthy life. I am also proud that we are traveling with her. She has flown more at almost 4 years old than I had by the time I was 14. I am thankful that we have the means to be able to take her so many places. I want her to be well traveled and to experience many different places before she heads out into the world.
I’m dreaming big because that is the only way to dream. It is scary sometimes but that is what makes it fun.
Until next time,
Go for a run, do something you are passionate about, explore, do it your way, dream big, be you.