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Spring is a time of new growth and rebirth. The old saying is April showers bring May flowers has been a little early this year. We have had a ridiculous amount of rain, and a very warm winter, so daffodils are already in bloom.

Following my bout with the flu, I had to go take a stress test. Since I moved to Memphis I have slowly gained weight, and reduce my exercise, from my previously active Portland level. I am in the worst physical shape I have ever been in in my life. It really doesn’t help that with my slowing walking partner I find it increasingly difficult to get the exercise in my day.

Since it’s spring I’m stepping up my steps. I got a Fitbit, and I’ve been counting my steps. I hope you, my friends, will step along with me and help keep me accountable. Here, and on Facebook, I will be posting my daily steps as a way for me to hold myself accountable.

Years ago, I did weight watchers. It is a great program, and it taught me a tremendous amount about portion control. It also taught me about setting goals and sharing those goals. Since I’ve been in Memphis, I will grant you I have had more barbecue than I should have, but my biggest downfall has been my lack of exercise. I was surprised and delighted when my cute cardiologist said my stress test results were excellent, and my exercise level results were in the high range. I am going to take this as my muscles have memory of being fit and active and hopefully they will not have too much trouble getting back to this.

If you also have a Fitbit, friend me. My daily goal is 10,000 steps. What’s yours?

Step it up y’all!