I struggled with my decision.
Tossing & turning till after midnight.
Christmas was 104 days ago.
One of my presents was an Apple Watch.
I challenged myself to walking 10,000 steps a day for 100 consecutive days.
One million steps.
Roughly 450 miles.
I completed the challenge on Sunday.
And struggled with stopping as I’d “break my streak”
On Wednesday, I went to bed with 8,200 steps.
The clock ticked 11:49.
My mind started racing.
“I can’t quit now, can I?”
“What would it feel like to not have to walk 10k steps tomorrow?”
“Do I leap out of bed and run around the block to get my 10k steps in?”
I decided to go with my gut.
The challenge was over.
102 consecutive days of at least 10k steps.
Yet, I woke up yesterday with a smidge of disappointment that I “quit”
A reminder to celebrate your wins.
Big or small, a win is a win.
Pat yourself on the back.
Give yourself more credit.
Drop the guilt.
The battle with my mind continues on.
And proves to be the biggest challenge of all.
A Dadpreneur, a marketing strategist, a horrendous fantasy football player, a dreadful golfer, a cheeseburger connoisseur and a wastebucket full of useless sports knowledge.