Finally cooler weather yesterday, husband was much happier. I thank all of you for your comments about me getting out without him. Thankfully I'm blessed with an exercise partner - along with a partnership in life. That means we work together with everything and don't leave the other one behind. ^_^ Guess that means we put each others' feelings ahead of just about everything, hooray! We encourage each other but never push one another over the limit when it comes to someone's overall health. I've learned this after being exercise-addicted for a few years. It's probably part of the process of finding ones' self through a new lifestyle change.
So, last night we were able to get out and run 5k. It wasn't the fastest run at 33 minutes but it was nice to get back out. We then walked 5k back home - in the high 80's with a strong wind. In addition, I took two walks throughout the day before and in the middle of work. We chose to go ahead and run outside instead of inside (we have a gym) because going in and out of AC is actually extremely hard on the body. (I get migraines from the temp changes.) It was nice to sweat for another reason than just the high temperatures. haha
Meals were great today! I had some processed vegan approved cookies but that's okay because I was within all my ranges.
Bkfst: Cold Oatmeal with Chiaseeds & Fresh, locally grown Peach & coffee
Lunch: Leftover Better Burger from Vegan Vittles (potato shown but didn't eat)
Dinner: Japanese Banbanji & cherry tomatoes
Snack: Oreos & a few chips from Philippines & cup of tea
Isn't this amazing weather we are having lately? I mean, one day is hot/humid and in the 100's and then today it is around 70. So funny! It's supposed to get warmer this afternoon but still, what a climate change! Guess that's why they say it's the hottest summer for America already. It's not even the dog days of summer yet. Something to look forward to right?
This last weekend we ended up not exercising again. Grrr... I think I sweat enough though while cleaning the house, baking in 90 degrees and walking all around. Seems like we are only getting in around 2 days of good workouts a week lately. The husband has been so tired (which yes is an excuse) so we haven't been able to get out there and run. Giving him credit though he does work in AC and we tend to not use AC in the house (just a personal choice until it gets too hot that it has to come on). Today I'm hoping to get out there again and get started. I need so much encouragement to support two people. :)
Don't you just love warm weather? We definitely prefer it to cold weather - Australia or another tropical place would be ideal for me again. I miss tropical winters. But for now, we are enjoying our hot days and cool nights. Yestersday we were about the only ones out in the sunshine running 5K in over 100 degrees! Hooray! Can't say I liked all the sweat but at least it was a testimony to the hard work we put into the run. Lol
Hopefully everyone is enjoying their summer! Check out my site for some interesting new recipes. Today I made a healthy inside-out peanut butter cup muffin! Yum! I hope to have the recipe up today! Enjoy!
After our camping trip I was a little worried about the weight scale. It was stating that I had gained around 4-5 pounds. Yikes! Thankfully for the last two weeks, I have been working hard on exercise and counting my calories again. It worked wonderful! I am proud to announce that my weight is back down to where it was before I left at 116.6 this morning. Yesterday it was 117.4. Remember I'm under 5foot so this is totally a healthy weight - may sound low but really isn't for my height. Actually, I have about 10 pounds still to lose to be in the middle healthy range for my BMI. Still working hard to get those pesky ten pounds off.
Isn't it truly amazing at how the weather keeps changing daily? It's great though because the weather is training our bodies for different things. Today was high heat and dry air. It was great training for breathing and keeping a nice, moderate pace. It's all a challenge but at least it's fun! Plus, when you get back you get to eat delicious homemade falafel wraps! Yum!!!