Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day 15: Pink Shoes & Commitments


"Don't ask yourself what the world needs,
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that. Because
what the world needs
is people who have come alive."

Howard Washington Thurman
Inspirational Song

One Love

Bob Marley

Pink Shoes
Today I bought new tennis shoes. That's what I call them, though I've never played tennis. They are hot pink. I'm considering them "fun" instead of odd. That was the only color they came in and they felt great--Ecco's Biom line. And yes, those are bright yellow laces.

I may be turning into one of those Kooky 45+ year old women. . .

Weighing In
This was also my weigh day. I lost 1.6 pounds this week. And that makes me ready to make some commitments. I'm scared about it, because I don't really trust myself. . . but I know what I need to do to help myself follow through. So here is the plan. . .

The Commitments
First and foremost, I need to make sure I get to bed between 10 and 10:30--on the earlier side the better. If I get to bed after then, then it's really hard to want to get up and go at 6 for me.

Next, I am planning out some exercises for the week (Jack, how many times did you have to say it?) I'm not going to be wimpy about my commitments:

Monday: Walk at work (somewhere between 2 and 4) and walk in the evening before The Closer comes on or while watching The Closer. I'll walk at least 20 minutes both times.

Tuesday: Walk in the morning with the dog and walk at work (between 2 and 4). I'll walk at least 20 minutes both times.

Wednesday: Go to the pool in the morning. Go to the Silver Comet Trail with the dog after dinner.

Thursday: Same as Tuesday.

Friday we're traveling to CA. I'm sure we'll be walking around San Fran that afternoon & evening. I bet my pink tennis shoes won't stand out too much there. . .


  1. Go girl in your pink tennis shoes! You will be stylish on your walks. Your organized approach to exercise and weight loss is commendable.

  2. Going to sleep by 10 is a great idea! Thanks for another grea reminder.

  3. Commitment is what it's all about, Sandy. Have fun in SF... walk those hills and you can probably eat anything you want.

  4. Lovely shoes! We bought Courtney a pair of Lime Green Nike trainers---and she loves the quirkyness of them. She has the most unique pair of shoes at the Gym or on the trail---Unless of course you start working out where we do!!

    Lovely! They're very cool looking!

    I need to learn from you and set a bed time for me. Oh my, I wonder how much better my day to day would be if I made myself go to bed at a decent hour?

    The workout schedule! Very nice my friend. Very nice.


  5. I guess I would be a commintment phobe when in comes to exercise. LOL :0.

    I love the tennis shoes for sure. Why wear boring white when you can wear hot pink :).

  6. Love the pink shoes - I call them tennis shoes also - even though no shoes of mine have ever seen a tennis court.

  7. Those are really fantastic pink colored sports shoes!! It sounds very comfortable too...


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