Friday, July 31, 2015

Making a Difference

"Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change."

Barbara Mikulski

Today I had to go to Ottawa to pick-up my baby after her work day and while I was downtown run some errands.

I didn't have time to walk my usual number of steps but I had over 11,000 done before breakfast.
Took a quick shower, get in the car and drive as fast as possible away from home. The speed limit in our park is 10 KM (6 miles) so I was going a little less than that when I came across a couple that I always say Hello to when I'm walking. I don't even know their name. I waved at them.
They flagged me to stop... they came to me and said: “We have already walk 10 kilometers this morning!” It's the first sentence that we exchange that is not a hello... and it's to tell me their walking distance, I was a little suspicious about what was happening and then the lady added: “It's because of you, you inspire us!” Typing this, I'm still choke up... because they see me everyday, they started to walk further.
I know of a few people who bought a Vivofit because of my recommendation. One of those person is a lady here on the park. She wants to lose weight and tried several way but nothing seem to be working for her. Now every time I see her, she is walking. She even told me that she go in the lake and “walk” sitting on a tube, obviously she moved her arms to do like walking.
I am so proud of all the ones that take their health in their own hands and I'm humble to learn I might have been a trigger.
I am also 'High five' you all for being my inspiration, we are all making a difference, I assure you.
Have a great weekend!


  1. Great post! You certainly do inspire others with such positive habits. And what could be simpler - or more enjoyable - than walking? You get outside, you get fit and you enjoy the scenery!

    1. Thank you Martha. Yes walking is enjoyable, I never saw myself as a walker but I am and I enjoy every steps :-)

  2. And I was influenced by you too. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Choco, you were just ready to do some change! I'm so glad for you, keep it up :-)

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Ivy and great to see you doing the extra miles with your video :-)

    2. Thanks. I like the learning process. And I don't mind showing how I get to where I'm headed, along the way.

  4. Aww, what a sweet story!