Every June and July, my husband’s company starts a program called Boeing on the Move, where they wear a pedometer and are challenged to take at least 5,000 steps every day. They will receive rewards at the end for doing so, but really, it’s to build healthier habits and get you ‘on the move’. They are nice enough to send a new pedometer every year so this year, I used my husband’s old pedometer and decided to challenged myself! And it led to this: Help Chrystal Reach Her Goal Weight!
I am now challenging myself to drop 65lbs by my 29th birthday (02/10/2013). I want to do this to create more energy for myself, feel better about myself and to always have energy to keep up with my son. I never want to hold him back from doing any activity he wants just because ‘I’m too tired’. So not only have I been managing at least 5,000 steps every day, I have been doing different workouts each day and going on walks/hikes when the weather allows. One day, I reached over 21,000 steps!
I created the Facebook event to have people cheer me on, give me tips and just see how I’m coming along. I really need the support and accountability so knowing that others are watching and wondering if I’m going to complete the goal really makes me strive for that goal. I can’t tell you how good it feels to get going on this. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, but I always come up with some excuse that detours me. But this time, I told myself, “I’m not getting any younger; it’s only going to get harder to lose the weight; you deserve better than looking like you don’t care about yourself.”
I’m challenging you to join my Facebook event and cheer me on! It might even motivate you to take up the very same challenge!