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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Day 19 Walking 30 minutes a day ... simple? Not always ...

Our first grand Baby Lucia! Born June 16, 2014
Day 19 I am back and walking30!
I have been away from my walk30 blog for a long time now and I have missed it. When I am blogging I am even more motivated to challenge myself to get out there with out fail every day and even drag my camera along occasionally.

I don't know about you but for me there have been many ups and downs on the road of life lately.   I left home, Ontario, to travel to Calgary ( hence the hat ) on May 31st  so that I could attend my sister's 50th birthday ... as a surprise! Then I spent time with my daughter in the final days of her pregnancy and was there for the birth of our lovely and very first grandchild ... Lucia.  I was blessed with 2 more weeks of baby time and had the opportunity to visit my Dad in the nursing home quite often and he even came for a visit to my sister's home.

Here we are with all four generations represented ... in the last week of June.
My Dad really enjoyed seeing the baby and we all were happy to have a get together to celebrate my Mom and Dad's 68th wedding anniversary at the same time!  On June 30th I was off on the plane again and home to Ontario after a long time away from home and looking forward to my reestablishing my usual healthy routines. 
On July 2nd I got the call that my dear Dad had passed away and I headed back out west again to say good-bye one last time.

I tell this story because I think that there will always be times that it will be more difficult to take care of ourselves the way we want to.  It is tough getting out the door when you are on vacation or visiting someone else. It is tough to stay on track with you healthy diet when you are sad, happy, anxious or even when you aren't in charge of the kitchen or eating out.
While I was away I made an effort to get out every day and walk ... sometimes it was 5K and another times further but no matter what I made an effort to walk ... even though I might have missed a day or two.  I am emotional eater ... I know this about myself ... so I didn't worry too much about meals while I was away. But I always had a plan in the back of my mind that I would get back on track when I go home. I was away for 2 more weeks and finally arrived back home a few days ago.

So ... I am writing in my food journal, tracking my steps and teaching a summer fitness class 2 days a week in the local park. 
I am also going to blog at least once a week and let you know how I am doing.

If you have some bumps in the your road don't let it change your healthy life forever but at the same time you need to give yourself a break and then get back on track as soon as possible. 

My Dad was an inspiration to me ... he went to the gym 2 or 3 time a week until he was 90 years old ... wow! I am going to miss him;(

Walk On Strong,


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    I know you'll cherish the visits you had with him and your new Granddaughter.

  2. Thank you so much ... it is good to be home and the memories will never leave.