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.