Yay for being half-way! Today was Day 15. I decided to start the day off early by loading the kids up in the stroller and walking the 1.1 mile distance to the Community Center for Creative Play Time. CPT is basically just a couple of hours each morning, M-Th, when the Community Center opens up a couple of rooms full of toys, art projects, and whatever, for parents to bring their kids in to play. So, the kids got to play for a couple of hours. We followed playtime with a stop at the library, a walk in front of the Elementary School so Lily could see what a school looks like (I'm still trying to find a motivation that will work for potty-training-she's stubborn like her daddy!), and then we walked through our neighborhood a bit. To be honest, I'm not sure exactly how far we walked today, but I'm guessing it's just over 3 miles total. I was actually a little sore when I got home! But, it was a good sore, so no complaints!
Oh, I can't tell you how excited I am that so many of you are joining me for the next 15 days! It makes me so happy! Seriously, you can't imagine how much the last 15 days have changed me and how much happier and healthier I've felt! I'm actually excited to get going on our walk each day, instead of having to force myself to go. I can run up and down our stairs in our house without getting winded now! I can run after Leo without losing my breath and collapsing at the end of the day! It's kind of funny....people talk about how much work it is to lose weight and they fight and battle it so much. And eventually, they give up. But here I am, with no desire to know what number would pop up on the scale at the moment and the "work" is becoming fun and exciting. It's something I feel good doing instead of cursing and crying over! Don't get me wrong, at the end of the 30 days, I'll definitely be interested in knowing what number pops up on the scale. But until then, I don't want to know. I want to just concentrate on how much better I'm feeling, how much happier and energetic I am. I'm so happy that you're all going to share the rest of the journey with me and will get to feel all of that too!
I need to head to bed a bit early tonight. We have plans for a playdate tomorrow morning, bright and early. We're meeting a mom and her little girl at Lake Calhoun for a walk around the lake. The only problem I've had with walking lately (including the blisters that popped, but were so tiny that they haven't even caused me pain) is that Leo gets a bit fussy. I think he gets cold, but he refuses to keep his hoodie up. So, I've crocheted him a hat very quickly tonight and plan to strap the thing onto his head! Until then, I think I'll go cuddle up to him and get some rest!