November 9, 2012

Healthy Writer's Club: Stepping it Up

Thank you to Shallee McArthur for hosting The Healthy Writer's Club. If you'd like to join, go HERE.

All in all, it was a great week. I walked a lot - almost double what I did last week. I walked two miles per day (for 6 days) plus my regular daily steps.

Here are my fitbit stats for the week:

Total Miles Traveled: 24.78 (just missed walking a full marathon!)

Steps Taken: 60,334

Sedentary: 84.1% (I walked a lot, and I'm still getting 84% sedentary?! I curse you sedentary statistic!)

Last Song: Angel by Shaggy with Rayvon

Best Quote: "You may face problems and setbacks, but remember, God is still leading the way. He has given us the strength to be where we are with a good attitude. When that discouraging spirit comes knocking on the door, you don't have to answer. Just say, No, thanks. I'm keeping my joy. I know God is in control of my life. He will allow me to go where I'm supposed to be." ~Every Day A Friday, by Joel Osteen. P 155 - 156.

Every morning and every night I read something short but inspirational, to both start out my day and end my day with something positive. Right now I'm reading The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo (mornings - a daily devotional) and Every Day A Friday by Joel Osteen (evenings - just a page or two). I have done this for years and find it helps to keep a positive attitude and lifts me up when things are rough.

How did you do this week?

What do you do for a healthy soul?

Any recommended inspirational reading?


Stina Lindenblatt said...

I decided to walk to the library instead of drive. That was a 1 1/2 hour walk (both ways). Then the cold weather and snow hit and I was forced to workout inside.

I tend not to read inspirational stuff. Hmmm. Now sure what I did for a healthy soul, other than workout, read, write. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are some good books for inspiration. And almost a marathon - very cool!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job stepping it up this week! I love the books and quotes too. You are inspiring.

Gwen Gardner said...

Stina, you are so ambitious! That's probably 6 or 7 miles round trip! And then you worked out?! That's just craziness:)

Alex, I'm always looking for the next inspirational book, even though I stretch them out and make them last a long time.

Thanks Julie. I'm on my way over to see how you did this week:)

Shallee said...

Yay for you! You did awesome this week. I love that you're reading something inspirational every day, too. Taking care of our spirit and attitude is important, too.

LisaAnn said...

Wow, fitbit is awesome! I'm terrified to know how sedentary I am, and I definitely applaud you getting out there and walking six days this week. It's so hard to get into a routine, and I love it when you feel like it becomes part of you.

Wonderful quote, and great advice for reading. Thank you!