Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Walk...walk...walk...

You may have noticed on my sidebar I have a new tag that directs you to Walk with Mel.  Well I have decided to walk with Mel...a mile a day....bad knee and all my other aches and pains. There were a couple of days that I even managed to do more than a mile, but with each mile that I walk, I also bike, or do a cardio or toning workout.  Mel was just the inspiration, motivation, kick start that I needed.  So now instead of talking about doing something about my fat ass, I'm actually doing something about it.  And so far it feels good.  It's a struggle still to get started everyday, because believe me, I would rather be in my stitching chair working on something, but I'm taking the time instead to work on me.  Long slow journey it will be, but I'm on the road.  I even got two jars for marbles.  One for the amount that I need to lose and then one empty one to move the marble over as I lose the weight.  So far...in two weeks...I've moved over 6 marbles!  I'll take that!!  Only 99 more to go!  LOL!

So as I was telling Kati, with being so busy most of the time, the only day that I really do have time to stitch is on Sunday...so the only project that I am really working on right now is humboldt coast, and here is my two week progress pic.  I didn't post last week..my bad!  So here it is in all it's glory.  This was jusst a quickie pic so sorry for the wrinkles.


9 comments:

katica said...

beautiful progress! Looks fantastic!!! Also congrats on your walking exercising progress! I may need to join you and maybe even Mel in the challenge albeit late though... Love the marbles in the jar idea... I've been wanting to do that too but just haven't gotten around to it!

Dee said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. I'm walking with Mel too.

I like your marble idea. That's a great visual.

We CAN DO IT!

Penny said...

Good for you on getting fit! Beautiful design!

Chris said...

Congratulations on your progress! ^ marbles!! Woot!
Great stitching progress!

Ziggyeor said...

Neat idea about the marbles.
I love the progress on your piece too.
Good luck with the walking.

Carol said...

I'm so proud of you for taking the leap and getting fit, Barbi! I'm addicted to walking and actually crave my three-mile walk each day :) You'll find that you actually have MORE energy after working out--congratulations on your marble progress. Such a cute idea!

Nice progress on your Humboldt Coast--really a lovely design :)

meggie said...

Good luck with your walking.
Your wip looks lovely!

Edie said...

Barbi congrats on the walking it will be slow and hard but you have it in you and soon it will be easier. TRUST ME I KNOW!!! Let me know if you need any "kick ass" support and I will come a running!! :D

Pumpkin said...

Good for you! I wish you all the best with your goals Barbi :)

Lovely stitching.