You know that movie, What About Bob?
I LOVE that movie.
It has meaning. And it is funny!
When my mom was alive and she would start her spiral down into depression, I would always bring up that movie by asking her, "What about Bob, mom?" This would normally bring a smile to her face and one of us would mention, "baby steps".
Yep, that is all it takes. Baby steps.
I recently began thinking of that movie again as I am beginning my own baby steps adventure. I am taking control of my life. I am not letting depression get me as it got my mom. I am also not going to let rheumatoid arthritis get me either. This is 2013 and this is the year I take control. I am going to do it by taking baby steps!
There will be no "by this month, I will weigh this much and can do this and this". Nope. Those are too distinct goals and I just may not reach and then I will feel like I failed. I just want to get healthy. Yup. That is my big goal. TO. GET. HEALTHY
I signed up for a 5K in April. I barely can walk three miles right now, but you know what? By the time April comes, I will be able to. Heck, I may even be able to jog some of it. I have already started my training for it. One tiny baby step at a time!