Numbers as my guide….

I have been thinking a lot lately about what do I use to keep me motivated in my day-to-day goals?

I enjoy getting a pedicure and am known to schedule an occasional massage. I love a new gadget every now and then and look forward to a vacation, in time, on a ship or at a resort, but all of those things are a bit much when it comes to the day-to-day….

And so I have found, as much as I would say I am not a numbers kind of person, I find myself quite delightfully motivated by numbers.

I have a fitbit ( which syncs with my computer and records my steps. My goal is at least 10,000 per day.  Tonight it was fun to see that this week I walked 90,368 steps.

I have a new heart rate monitor and I love uploading my info every night to see how it maps out on the graph and what % of my workout was fat burning. I like seeing that I had 16 workouts this past week and spent 25 hours in exercise. I like knowing that my heart rate monitor will guide me in working smarter and that doesn’t always mean training harder…

I am thankful that I have learned to have numbers that motivate me that aren’t only located on the scale. I find that as long as the tools I have outlined above are favorable, the bathroom scale is almost always favorable as well….

I used to say I am a Social Worker and not a numbers girl….maybe that is changing!


Wisdom shared…

I wanted to share with you some wisdom shared….

Somehow tonight it feels like enough…

enough words

enough meaning

enough to reflect on and

enough to invite us to consider some changes….

I trust you to might find that it speaks to your heart….live well and live fully alive!

An old man once said, “There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.”