Saturday, June 16, 2018

#100dayproject#100daysofpurposefulwalking June 3 to June 16 Days 62 to 75

Day 62
Volleyball picnic in the park

Day 63
Deep red

Day 64
Man and child vignette in the mall

Day 65
Close up of my Fave

Day 66
Lovely arrangement

Day 67
This reminds me of desert living
Day 68
Closeup of Yellow Flower near the apartment pool
Day 69

Sitting at the bus stop

Day 70

Three photo's of mural at Starbucks at Green Valley Ranch

Day 71
Seed pods of blooming plant

Plant partner already blooming

Day 72
Photo of my condo complex

Day 73

So cute 

Day 74
Another blooming bush

Day 75
Vine hanging over a wall
This post covers two weeks.  Last week was really busy and by Saturday, I just did not feel like writing.  This week has been a little better.  It was still pretty busy and I just decided to stop today and stay home.  I worked on an art project, yesterday and today; painting the covers of two journals I am preparing for on line retreats.  It felt to good to do some art work.  For the past month I have been handing painting greeting cards. trying to get a supply prepared.  I am painting the cards with watercolor and I just love the process.  If I can walk everyday for 75 days, I can paint a good supply of greeting cards, just takes creativity and determination.

Observations from the past two weeks:
  • Every step counts
  • When life gets busy, you have to be inventive and determined to achieve your goal
  • When this 100 day project is done, I am going to begin again.  I will not post everyday on facebook, but I think I will keep a journal to record my progress.
Well that is all for this post.  until next week, take care.....pilgrim

Saturday, June 02, 2018

#100dayproject#100daysofpurposefulwalking May 27 to June 2 days 55 to 61

Day 55

Vine on wall 
 Day 56
 Day 57
Cute Purple Flowers
 Day 58
Relaxing in the Park

 Day 59
love this plant
 Day 60
Delicate flowers at the District

Growing at the Park

New Beginnings
This photo represents what today means to me.  June 1, 2018 starts the second year of my living a healthy lifestyle.  During the first year:
  • Lost and kept off 33 pounds
  • started watching portions and drinking more water
  • started a walking program as part of the 100 day project
  • Really paying attention to self care
Day 61
Just a flower minding its own business
Observations for the week:

  • The closer you get to reaching a goal, the more exciting it gets.
  • Living in the Desert makes you think about the best way to get in a walk
  • I have been on a journey toward a healthier lifestyle for one year as of June 1st
  • I am excited to start year 2 and see where it takes me
  • The month of June will be for planning and preparing for the next year.
  • Tine to switch to morning walks, feeling the fresh air and cooler breezes
until next week........

Saturday, May 26, 2018

#100dayproject#100daysofpurposefulwalking May 20 to May 26 days 48 to 54

Day 48

Photo of neighborhood

Day 49
Blooming Plant

Walking in the rain

Day 50

Blooming a second time

Day 51

This plant is blooming and caught my eye 

Day 52

Plant on Church campus
Day 53

Brightens my day

Day 54

Bright red and deep it

Observations from this week:

  • Half way through the challenge.  This has been really interesting and fun on so many levels
  • I am getting into the swing of judging the weather and responding accordingly
  • I love the concept of paying attention to my surroundings
  • Will need to walk more in the mornings, it is getting ready to have a steady diet of 100 degrees
  • I see more and more of my neighbors out walking
  • I am sleeping much better as I tire myself out.
  • I love starting out my walks with prayers for the day.
Well, that is it for the week.  See you next Saturday.  Have a blessed week...pilgrim

Saturday, May 19, 2018

#100dayproject#100daysofpurposefulwalking May 13 to May 19 days 41 to 47

Day 41

Day 42

Day 43

Day 44

Day 45

Day 46

Day 47

This was a very busy week; but, I walked everyday.  Here are my observations

  • I have to be careful not to overdo it.  On Tuesday I ended up walking over 7 miles.  My phone died at 4.88, but I walked a lot more after that because of the event I was attending.  This really tuckered me out on Wednesday
  • It is fun walking on the strip, will have to try that again before it gets too hot.
  • Because I am walking 7 days a week, I have to pace myself.
  • My stamina is increasing and I am losing inches which is good
  • I am a morning person, so morning walks are much more appealing.
Looking forward to next week and what adventures I can have.  Until next week......

Saturday, May 12, 2018

#100dayproject#100daysofpurposefulwalking May 6 to May 12 days 34 to 40

Day 34: Red Rose

Beautiful Red Rose

Day 35 Love the pink

The pink caught my eye 

Day 36 Time for prayer
Meditating in between walks

Day 37 Cute Cactus

Two days before there was a yellow blossom, it disappeared  sigh

Day 38 A miracle

Blossoming cactus, so pretty

Day 39 The shadow is interesting

I love this bush

Day 40 Life walking today

The yellow blossoms intrigue me

Observations for the week:

  • I cannot count.  Keeping up with the number of days is getting challenging,  I am going to have to keep a journal and write down the day.
  • I am amazed at my determination.  40 straight days of walking. Listening to music and walking along
  • Hot days are a challenge but not impossible.
  • I am sleeping better because a sister gets tired.
  • Neighbors are waving me as I pass by, that is cool.
10 more days and I will be halfway through the Challenge.  Wow.

Until next week.......

Saturday, May 05, 2018

#100dayproject#100daysofwalking Week 4 April 29-May 5

Day 26

Smells so good

Day 27

Day 28
A park on my walk

Day 29
Love the color of this bush

Day 30

Statue on my church campus

Day 31
My Neighborhood

Day 32
Palm tree with green seeds

Day 33
Neighbor's Shrine
Another week has come to a close.  Time goes by so fast.  I changed the same of the second half of the hash tag to #100daysofpurposefulwalking.  A friend remarked that because I do not drive I walk a lot and that is sort of true.  There is a great difference between a quarter mile here and a half mile there; and, walking with a distinct purpose and determined consistency.  When I get up everyday with the purpose of getting in at least miles, I am doing it to be more mindful of my health.  As I move toward my 70th decade, I am more focused in being present in my health regime.

It is amazing what you see as you walk that on other occasions you may miss.  Taking a photo during the walk adds fun to the process as I try to find something different each day.

What I learned this week:

  • I proved to myself that I can get in 4 miles - woo hoo
  • weather is about to change so I better be realistic and follow my 2.5 miles a day regime mostly in the morning
  • Walking with a purpose helps me stay focused.
  • Completed the first 30 days of walking it was an exciting fete.
  • Started on next 30 day installment of my walking, more determined than ever.
Until next week, keep moving friends........