Sometimes we think results take great efforts.
Great efforts become a chore so we don't do them.
So, we don't see results.
I've said 'baby steps' so many times, but never appreciated the concept until just now. You always hear that just a little bit of extra effort adds up. Ya, yawn. I saw it in writing today, and it hit home.
I get daily emails from Joy Bauer, called 'The Daily Plumb'. Today's really made an impact on my baby step theory. She was talking about adding little extras in. Before there were gyms, what did people do? Before there were automatic dishwashers, elevators, etc. Here is part of it.
"For instance, the next time you have a choice between stairs or an elevator, take the stairs. You can either walk all the way up or, if your destination is on a very high floor, just part of the way. When it comes to escalators, don't let them do all the work for you — climb as fast as you can. You'll get to your destination faster and build super-strong quad muscles to boot. If you take mass transit to your office, get off a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way. If you drive, park farther away.
The bottom line is this: The calories you burn just by turning back the clock on one activity have a nice way of adding up. Even if it's just an extra 50 per day, that still leaves you five pounds lighter in a year's time. Not bad!"
Holy shit!!! I can lose 5 pounds in a year by choosing to burn 50 extra calories each day? Baby steps indeed!!!
I found this site that shows how it adds up. Give it a look see.
Anything in there you could do today to burn 50 extra calories? I'm going to find one.
From now on, parking at the end of the parking lot isn't going to seem like a wasted effort...nope, it's going to add up.
Hmmm I wonder how long I have to type to burn 50 calories????
C'mon, you know you want to join me. What little extra can you do today? Might give someone else an idea!
Peace be the journey!
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