It's a very pleasant place to walk with a creek running through the path as it winds around the greenway.
I love to hear the birds sing and feel the sun on my face.
I did so well walking almost every day that I lost about 20 pounds - the most weight I had lost in 20 years.I was feeling great, happy, happy, happy. Buying clothes a size smaller. Energetic. Healthier than ever.
I was making progress on being the best me.
My main goal in starting to walk was that we were going to Disney World and I knew I would never make it if I didn't shape up.
So after many months of walking, we did go to Disney World and I did have lots more energy than our first trip there.
That year, I was so faithful, I even walked when it was about 30 degrees outside and I walked one day at 8 am when it was 90!!
Somehow after Disney World, I lost my motivation.
During 2012, I was hit or miss. Some weeks I walked a lot and some I walked none.
The less I walked - the worse I felt!!!
Which brings me to now. I've been waiting for the weather to be warm because I have to get back to walking!!
I am a different me when I walk every day. It affects every part of my life.
I had heard my entire life that exercise releases endorphins that make you happy but I found out myself - I am my happiest when I walk every day.
I hum while I do laundry. I feel bubbly inside.
I'm a really happy person anyway but when I walk - there's a huge difference in my mood and energy level.
The next couple of days, I felt my old happiness again! I was standing in the kitchen two days after the walk and I thought, "Why am I so happy right now?"It was the walk!!
The last few days I have walked a lot running errands, shopping, getting ready for something this week but I haven't walked on the trail and it's not the same.
The temps are in the low 40's for a high this week until Saturday when it will be 57 so you better believe I will be on that trail Saturday!!
It's only a mile and a half from my house so I really have no excuse for not walking except once you get out of the habit - it's so hard to get back into it!
But the year is still new - every day is a fresh start and I'm determined to make this my best year yet!
Who is with me?