I recently wrote about my knee and back troubles with arthritis and going to Physical Therapy so I can walk a normal distance again without collapsing in pain. I realized today that I need to think of this as I am in training for Disney World. On the days I am not wanting to go to PT, like today, I need to remember this is helping me towards my Walt Disney World trip in 2 1/2 months.
My goal is to walk from the boats, into the park and down Main Street USA without a cane. I know for many that sounds ridiculous because it is such a short distance but for me it is like running a 5k. I was not walking at all in January so to be able to make it that far, or farther is my goal.
As I was doing the Stepper today I closed my eyes and imagined myself taking each step into the park. I went 4 minutes longer today than any other day I had done this before my knee started to give. I think using the vision worked. Day by day, step by step I will make it!