miles, planks and rambling.

1.5 Miles in 24 minutes and a 2 Minute Plank. Just updated my exercise log.

No more (insert whiny voice here) “but, but, but, I had s u r g e r y . . . ” excuses. If I don’t post an update tomorrow night, somebody kick my butt back into play!

I’m surprised at the 2 minute plank. I didn’t think I was going to be at 2 minutes, that’s where I left off before the surgery. The 24 minutes are about what I expected. I’ve got to pick up the pace on that.

I was SOOOOO cranky last week. Tonight, during my walk I realized how much I really missed the mind clearing that comes with the walking. It’s a VERY busy week, but I’ve just got to make time for it. I’m shooting for a minimum of 15 minutes a day, but once I’m going, it’s pretty easy to keep going. I just need to put my shoes on. Once I get my shoes on, I just need to walk to the sidewalk. Once I’m to the sidewalk, I just need to walk past the next house . . .

I’m also paying very close attention to food intake this week. I’m feeling very run down, kinda like when I was anemic (before the surgery). I’m going to have my iron tested, maybe tomorrow, but I’m trying to eat healthier to see if it makes a difference. I don’t really diet anymore, I’ve changed to a more sustainable eating plan that focuses more on what I SHOULD do instead of what I shouldn’t do. Like instead of saying I’m not going to drink so much Diet Coke, I focus on increasing my water intake and I don’t have room for Diet Coke. Same for eating. If my goal is to eat two servings of fruit in a day, then I have less room for anything less healthy. Like chili cheese Fritos. I’m measuring food for a few days to remind myself of serving sizes, timing my meals and snacks to space them about every three hours in an effort to keep my metabolism up . . . that kind of thing. Trying to take my vitamins every day too, including my B12 – maybe I need a vitamin log.

I’m also going to try to sit in my sauna every night this week. It should be hot now. I love my sauna. Thank you God for my sauna.

(I’m reading Beyond Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson and I’ve been busy thanking God for His overabundant blessings – even more than usual.)

Tomorrow is open house/meet the teachers for both kids, sports physical for FavoriteSon, haircut for FavoriteSon, football practice for FavoriteSon. And the check engine light came on about 2 blocks from home today. And I’m one of those people who is compelled to get the engine checked when the check engine light is on. I have no idea where that’s going to fit in the day.

3 thoughts on “miles, planks and rambling.

  1. There is a very good liquid iron supplement by Floradix, works fabulously and doesn’t cause the usual side effects. Run, don’t walk to your nearest healthfood store or internet store and get some. Tastes like pennies though.

    Heidi – Pennies? Uh huh. This is why you are not in marketing. Besides, when my iron is low I can take prescription strength supplements and not end up with the “usual side effects.” And I’ve got a LOT of leftover tablets. I hesitate to take them before I get tested, I don’t want to skew the result. And I’m actually feeling better today. It could be the nutrition. I wasn’t paying attention really. I don’t think I was getting enough protein.

    And again, thanks for the tasty referral. (by JSM)

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