I started my commitment to walk and build up to five miles a day, today.

I walked 3,842 steps which is just over a mile.

I have to confess my hips hurt from walking.

I am so out of shape.

But I have to do something.

I can’t stand how old I feel.

I have sixty pounds to lose.

I hope I can do it.

I figure if I walk every day  and commit to it every day that it will help me lose weight.

This week is week one, and I will walk a mile every day.

Next week, week two I will walk two miles a day.

Week three I will walk two miles a day, just to give myself a chance to not get burned out.

Week four I will move up to three miles a day, and week five it will be three miles a day too.

Week five I will walk four miles a day and then week six will be four miles a day.

Week seven I will be up to five miles a day and that is where I will stop.

Five miles a day should get me stronger and help me lose weight.

I would like to lose all sixty pounds before my 57th birthday in May.

Realistically I want to be sixty pounds thinner a year from now.

I feel this is a life long commitment.

Something I will have to do every day for the rest of my life.

And I am determined to do it.

A sweet man who died a few months ago was 86 and he walked better then I did.

Yes he used a walker but he still walked better then I do.

That has to be my biggest motivator.

I am 56 years old.

I shouldn’t be this out of shape.

Sigh

could be fall creek falls