I am really enjoying the cool fall weather. The colors were beautiful in the mountains this weekend and my hikes were more enjoyable because I wasn't sweating as much.
Yesterday I walked at 630 am in my local park and I was actually a little cold the whole walk. I need to bundle up more if it stays this cool.
I exercised with the 30 day Shred - 1. I haven't done it in a couple of weeks I guess and I forgot what a workout it was. Wow!
I never used to like exercise but now that I am mixing up what I do, I really enjoy it. I don't have a real schedule except that I strength train on MWF. I just get up in the morning and say to myself "What would be fun to do today?" and I do it and it is fun.
Last Friday when I went to the Rec Center to swim I saw a flier for a Walking Challenge 09 that was starting the next day for my city. So I signed up and got a free pedometer. That was nice, but some of you may know I just bought a fancy new pedometer last Monday. So I offered the little pedometer to my DH, who declined. I put it away and went on with my business.
Well, when I got home from the mountains I changed my clothes and threw a load of wash in the washer.
You guessed it! My pedometer was washed.
It is now sitting on my desk, taken apart and airing. I sure hope it works after it dries, but at least I have another pedometer!
After resting on Friday and using ice and ibuprofen, my hip felt much better on Saturday and Sunday and I was able to do my cross country hiking in the mountains.
We had a glorious weekend - beautiful fall weather and the Aspens are changing to yellow and gold. My son and 3 of his friends stopped by unexpectedly as they were driving in the mountains to look at the Fall colors and we had a nice visit.
Then on Sunday, my DH drove an hour down to the nearest town and rented a rug doctor and we cleaned all the carpets at the cabin. We sure felt good about a job well done!
Back at home now and ready for a quiet evening of sparking!
It had to happen and I will keep going. I woke up with really bad pain in my left hip. I have back problems, fibro and bursitis - so take your pick on what is causing it. The deal is that I'm limping and wincing. Ouch!
Luckily, its Friday and I don't have to work so I'm going to the Rec Center to swim. I ate a banana and will take an NSAID for the pain. I don't think I'll be walking my 10,000 steps today. Its really funny but I feel sad about not being able to work out with an exercise TV video today. Who would have ever thought I would feel badly about not being able to exercise?
Hopefully, this is just a short term hitch. I will find a way to keep moving until the inflammation subsides!
Not much going on. Feeling good. That's really important - to feel good. How many mornings I've woken up and not wanted to get out of bed because I'm tired or depressed or hurting...or some other excuse. I need to remember the difference if I feel like slouching on my new lifestyle. I like getting up and feeling raring to go!
DH and I walked my regular 2 mile evening dog walk together yesterday (He's really in shape) I knocked 6 minutes off my 2 mile walk just walking with him. I came back tired and sweaty but happy. Even Bucky seemed happier walking at that pace. I guess I better just kick it up!