Toegate continued

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The broken toe is healing…slowly. Today I’m walking my steps for the first time in Wellington boots since the crunch.

(Not sure why I look like I’m hovering over the earth!)

I started a few months ago, getting up around 6am and starting my day with 2k steps for two reasons, both related to me stopping smoking. Firstly, I miss the first cigarette of the day with the same intense craving I’ve woken up with for forty years, so I’m trying a different start to the day. Secondly, I’ve put on weight around my middle and I don’t like it.

Teaching women to bellydance, I encourage them to love their bodies, I know, but this bit around the middle doesn’t belong to me. It has been sent by the Nicotine Monster because I won’t feed him anymore, and I refuse to sign and accept the delivery!

So I’m building up the steps again slowly; 1k in the morning, 1k at lunchtime and another 1k in the evening. Combined with 6 hours of dance each week, I’m hoping to see a difference by 1st September.

Tribal Unity Wales will be performing at the Lampeter Food Festival on 28th July and at the Cardigan Bellydance Festival on 4th August. After that, I’ll return to 2k every morning…why not join me?

 

 

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2 responses »

  1. I’ve been shooting for 2k a day for a while now. At the moment, though, the temperature is hitting over 100 degrees F, and I can’t tolerate it even early in the morning. I’ll get back to it by the end of the week when the temperature dips back into the 90s. I like thinking of you and I walking those 2k steps together. Keep it up. (Now to find a dancing group. Yeah, like that’s going to happen.)

    • Don’t blame you not walking in those temperatures! Happy to join you, we’ll step out together:-) You can’t beat bellydance for a full body work out, fitness and fun:-)

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