Deciding to double my daily step goal was no easy feat. It meant adding an extra walk or run to my usual fitness routine, which in the life of a busy mompreneur isn’t always possible or practical.
But between end-of-year festivities, preparing for a family vacation, and hosting numerous events for family and friends, I was able to hit my target count (except for one full travel day on our way to Florida and the two days after my ankle swelled up like a balloon for no apparent reason).
What I learned in the process was that it isn’t about the numbers, but shifting your focus to doing something every day to become even better, whether that’s a morning run before the kids wake up or a family bike ride.
The other thing I learned in the process is when you strip away all the excuses and set your mind to achieving a goal, all the clutter, all the other stuff disappears. The only days I failed to hit my target count were the days I was physically unable to and even then I usually was well above my normal count.
Sometimes it meant getting creative and carrying the laundry upstairs in small batches or walking on the spot while watching TV to get those extra steps in. Other times it meant dragging the family out on an evening walk after already going on a run.
Ultimately, it meant mentally blocking off a certain amount of time to achieve that goal. My fitness time became a no-go zone where other activities weren’t permitted so that extra hour of work had to find another time slot or the must-do household task had to wait until later or be integrated with getting steps.As a participant in the Ocean Spray #evenbetter challenge, I was given the new Ocean Spray® PACt® Cranberry Extract Water in the Cranberry Pomegranate, Cranberry Raspberry and Cranberry Mango Passionfruit flavours to sample while working toward my fitness goals.
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