word of the week - steps

Word of the Week – Steps

Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!

This week I have chosen the word steps

No, not the band…I’m really sorry if you now have tragedy stuck in your head!

From the physical steps I have been taking daily to the one-step-at-a-time progress I’ve been making with my blogs, this word is very apt this week. If you read my #weighinwednesday post here, you will know that I have been working on some fitness goals. As part of my weight loss journey I am trying to be more active. I’m not a fan of going to the gym, or any other options that require paying for a membership really. Instead I am trying to do more at home each day.

I’ve spoken before about the fact that I freelance from home. As a result I don’t move very much at all, as my commute requires me to get out of bed and down around 14 stairs to the sofa/chair/table/desk. Other than getting up to make lunch or go to the loo, I don’t need to go anywhere for work. Great…until you consider my health. As a result, whilst for many people it would be very easy to do, my first goal has been to walk 2000 steps a day. Monday and Tuesday were acceptable and I came in just over and then just under my goal. On Wednesday however, I went to the zoo with the family and we did 10,000 steps, so I can call that an achievement I think!


I’m also making daily steps with my blogs and my knowledge surrounding them. As I have found, there is a lot more to blogging than publishing a post and hoping for the best. There is SEO, blog maintenance, social media, marketing, email and so much more. Other than a personal facebook and an instagram account I’ve never really used social media all that much, so I’m having to learn something new every day.

One minute I am attempting to create some Pinterest suitable images, the next I am figuring out how to write an effective tweet. Who knew there was so much pressure on 140 characters?! It’s definitely a work in progress, but I’m learning more and progressing a little further each day, one step at a time.


So there it is, my word of the week and a brief summary of the past seven days.

You can read last week’s post here.


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  1. There is so much to learn, but you’ll get there. Sounds like you are making steps every single day. And well done on your steps goals. I know what you mean about working from home impacting like this, I’m fortunate to at least have a school run to get me moving! Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Hopefully that’s something I’ll be able to add to my routine one day, in the mean time I better move my bum! #WotW

  2. Days out are great for getting all those steps in and well done for managing 2000 steps on the days working from home. Blogging can be quite a learning curve – thereโ€™s so much more to it than just the writing although it does also depend on what you want from your blog too. Learning new things can be fun though. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Thankfully I really do enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚ It can just be a little overwhelming at times, but that’s ok! #WotW

  3. It’s great breaking things down into steps, it feels like you’ve achieved so much. Good luck on getting fit, it is hard when you work from home.

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Thanks Anne ๐Ÿ™‚ It does make big goals seem so much more manageable so fingers crossed I stick to it! #WotW

  4. Now I have Tragedy stuck in my head. Thanks for that. hehehe
    It is so hard to get the steps in when you are at home each day….In September when my youngest goes to secondary school there will be no school run for me so I will have to get up and move a bit more.

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      heh heh sorry! You mean she won’t want you walking her to the school gate? ๐Ÿ˜› You’ll find a way I’m sure ๐Ÿ™‚ #WotW

  5. Mummy here and there says:

    There is so much to learn about bloogging but sounds like you are very motivated which is always a good way to Learn X. #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      That is definitely helping me! I understand why so many people give up so quickly! #WotW

  6. There is so much to learn, I honestly dont think I would have started a blog if I had known what I had to learn, but its been a case of evolving and adapting. I agree about being less active, I had a very active job before, thank goodness we do have a dog which gets us out, but I also love going to classes but it feels like a constant battle x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I definitely feel like it will be a never ending process of learning, especially as social media is changing and growing so often now, but I hope I can keep going and stay motivated! Thanks for dropping by Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚ #WotW

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