Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Up early yesterday day with energy to spare. It was a really sunny morning so I walked by the sea just in case the sunshine didn’t last. Definitely a good move as it did, indeed, rain later. Did some time on the static bike and some strength exercises. I am starting to change up my strength routines, choosing exercises that are more pertinent to my needs, the beginning of balance issues in particular, trying to work towards a more perfect execution of them and upping my indoor biking and walking this week - in both time and speed - to increase the calorie burn. Doesn’t seem to be much point in leaving things static – that way boredom lies and I am very bad at being bored! So onward and upward was my mantra yesterday.
Gave my flat a thorough clean – on account of all that energy – and the rain outside. Thanks to awareness developed on Spark, I can’t avoid the fact these days that if I eat healthily and get some exercise in, I DO feel better, have more energy for stuff that needs doing and am less inclined to overeat – a lesson to learn and remember when I next start to slither. I’ve got to a point now where I only have to look at certain foods and I just KNOW how bad they will make me feel. Serious progress – HOORAH for me!
An uneventful and very satisfactory day – I will try and make sure that there are many more.
Oh . . . AND – a couple of pics of that little grandson of mine at his first birthday parties – yes he had two! He and his big brother are at the heart of my reason for doing this – so that we can have fun with each other for as long as possible.
Big brother Sam and Eli with a birthday toy
Eli's birthday BBQ
Friday, September 03, 2010
Good day yesterday – again!
Kept within my calorie range – as far as I can tell. We went out to early supper after my grandson's party – which was great – and it’s difficult, of course, to calorie-count meals eaten out. However – I feel OK about the effort I made which is something.
Because of the meal I was much later home than I expected and didn’t walk by the sea later as I promised myself (typing that I see that a walk in the dark wouldn't have gone amiss) but as I ran myself ragged with the kids I feel OK about that too.
I am aware, however, that I need to beware of excuses, complacency and ‘making up’ calorie counts. So I’ll be super careful today. I am using this month of ‘public’ accountability to develop greater awareness of what I eat and do, so these are lessons well learned.
Resolved to make today an extra good day
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