Weight Loss Journey Day 15

Trying so hard to put walking into my routine, but I hate to walk alone! Jerry was walking with me, but injured his back, so it hurts him to go with me. I should feel concerned for him—which I do—but I’m just mad!

Walking with him feels like a date. Walking alone is WORK. I hate huffing up that hill without the reward of him next to me! And, if I’m honest, I am fearful of walking by myself. Is that crazy? I guess in these 21 years of being a homeschooling momma, I just haven’t been alone much.

Stephen mts 2012

My sixteen year old who couldn’t stand to see me sad about walking alone that day. It was a one-time offer, lol, but it got me over the hump.

But . . . Stephen to the rescue! Teenagers often get a bum rap, but when he saw how frustrated I was, he offered to walk with me if I helped him prepare for his test as we walked. We walked for almost 50 minutes. He’s better prepared for school, and I got some exercise in. This is what these changes should be like—making them fit into my everyday world!

Real Time Update:

I had to laugh when I read this entry, written 67 days ago. I’m still walking alone, and I LOVE it now. Walking not only makes my body feel terrific, it lifts my spirits, helps me deal with stress, and has become an ADVENTURE. I can’t wait to share some of my walking surprises, but that’s still a couple of blogging weeks away. Oh my goodness. It is SO FREAKIN’ awesome.

How About You?

What is something in the weight loss journey that started out being HARD and turned into a blessing?


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5 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Day 15

  1. Rosemary Donahoo January 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    AWWWW what a son!! When I opened up my e-mail this morning and I saw A BENew Journey post and I got so excited, actually mouthed “OH YEAH”
    because I knew that when I clicked on this Paula would be here for me to read. Love it!!!

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 16, 2013 at 6:07 am Reply

      Rosemary, that’s how I feel when I see a comment from you!

  2. mariekeates January 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply

    I love walking alone, always have done. For me it is thinking time and a chance to have some peace and quiet (not a lot of that in the rest of my life). In 2011 I did all my Moonwalk training alone and walked most of the walk alone (although I was in a crowd of other people). For me the thing that was always a chore was cooking, these days it has become another of my pleasures in life. I adore trying to create new healthy recipes and spend a good part of my weekends in the kitchen. How times change!

  3. Paula Moldenhauer January 16, 2013 at 6:09 am Reply

    We might be switching places, Marie. lol I have three teenage boys at home right now, and I’m getting sick of cooking! But you have some fantastic meal ideas on your blog. It’s been fun to browse it. What is Moonwalk training????

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