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New Years Resolutions 2012 Review

Footsteps by Rubber Dragon


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Rubber Dragon

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For 2012 I focused on increasing the number of steps I walked each day. I made an effort to drink more water and to make the healthiest food choices available. I was able to move from the sedentary hospital visitor of January and February to an average of 8,552 steps per day! October 2012 success!

Unfortunately I stopped wearing my pedometer around Halloween, or early November. Then I focused on preparing my home for visitors and cooking. I walked in January of 2013 but didn’t record my steps. By February 2013 I was back to sitting in the hospital with a sick family member. Here are some tips from my hospital experience last year, Tips For Visiting Friends and Family in the Hospital.

This time around I am making an effort to get up and walk during each of my visits. Yes even if it means walking up and down a hospital hallway. I am more convinced than ever that the best way to increase our health is to keep moving. Once I start spending less time at the hospital I’ll focus on keeping myself moving in 2013.

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  1. I’m glad you did well with your goals in 2012 and I hope 2013 is even better. Taking a walk is a great way to let a family member rest, but still be there for them while they’re in the hospital.

  2. Congrats on your successes! I only just returned from visiting my mom in hospital. I’m the type that can’t sit for long, I get fidgety 😉

    1. I take my knitting but since I have to deal with all the details with doctors and nurses it only helps a little bit. Hope your Mom gets well soon.

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