I have been wondering if 71 is too old to be thinking about walking 5k's. I just haven't had any energy. We went to Ridgeway for 3 days and the 2nd day, Wed., everyone was telling me how tired I looked. I did feel tired. But we had done a good hike for 1 hour with a 200 ft. gain in elevation. I thought I was tired because I was totally relaxed.
Yesterday, Sat., we went for a 3-Ĺ mile hike in one hour. I felt good and was tired afterwards which was to be expected. My brother and wife from Arizona stopped in and we all went out to lunch. Then came back home to chat some more. Would you believe I fell asleep? DH woke me up. I would have been embarrassed if I hadnít been so tired. They stayed for a little while longer and then headed for home. I had all I could do to keep my eyes open until after dinner and then I was fine.
I have already registered for a 5k at the Palisade Peach Festival. After that I think I need to cut back on the length of my exercise time. I guess I still think Iím in my 20ís LOL. I believe that there is a 20 yo in everyone my age. ;-)
We had a very busy vacation. DH said I was planning too much. He was right LOL. I should have listened to him. We even tired GS out.
Before I joined SP I didnít think that I was an emotional eater but I have found out that when I am tired I eat. That happened a lot on vacation. We played hard, but we had a wonderful time. The result of being tired and eating too many unhealthy meals and snacks is weight gain.
I am excited to get back on track again - planning exercises and including strength training, which I wasn't doing before. I will do yoga on the Wii Fit and SP strength exercises three times a week. I will try Ė no I will also get in 15 to 30 minutes of aerobics six days a week. I also have to be careful not to get too tired. Tired is okay but not too tired. I have to remember that I donít have to do all my exercising at one time but can spread it out throughout the day.
I have also joined the Official Healthy Cooking Challenge team. I joined two weeks before vacation and will have to start with week one again. I have a head start. I have my kitchen and pantry cleaned out. I have to plan a weekís menu and am struggling with that. I havenít done that in 50 years and that is not an exaggeration. Now I not only have to plan them but stay within my calorie allowance. I am open to suggestions. I also need to start drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Also learning to use the Nutrition planner. I was able to put in my breakfast this morning, yippee. The last 2 days I have stayed within my calorie limit.
Last Friday I weighed 174.4 and this morning 168.7. Home scales arenít very accurate but that seems to be way off. Iíll take the 168.7 LOL.
I am determined to live a healthy life and also to loose weight.
We went to the San Diego Zoo. We got there shortly after it opened and meandered toward the pandas. We had to wait in line for a couple of minutes to see them. There were 3 adults in separate cages and 11 month old baby with his mother.
This is the baby in a tree.
Jordan with the gorilla.
I think peacocks are so beautiful
We didn't take many pictures at the zoo.
The next day we went to Sea World.
Shamu was impressive. We sat in the splash zone. DS was in the 4th row and I was behind him in the 5th. When we arrived, there were three whales swimming in the tank. When they were near us we could hear them talking to each other. When Shamu came up on the platform we were about 10 feet from him. They are awesome animals. It was definitely worth getting soaked to be so close to them.
Blue Horizons is an impressive show. The trainers can still go in the water with the dolphins. I also learned that dolphins are whales.
This was our last day. I didn't count the 2 days it took to get home LOL.
From Disneyland we went to San Diego. Went to the San Diego Zoo and when we got there I realized that I had left the tickets in the motel room. We decided instead of going to the zoo that day we would go to the beach. We were fortunate to find a parking place without too much driving around. Fortunately I had seen our GS swim in the hotel pool or I would have really worried. I just donít trust the ocean and the big waves. He didnít try swimming but just played in the waves. There was a wonderful cool breeze, a big change from the heat in L.A. Another big change from L.A. was being able to relax and not have to rush to not miss anything. Went back to the hotel after a late lunch and just relaxed. GS went swimming in the hotel pool.
Sunday we went to the Maritime Museum and the U.S.S. Midway, an aircraft carrier. The Museum had both an American and a Soviet submarine. Talk about cramped quarters. There wasnít much room to move around. Even on the Midway there wasnít much room to move around below decks. On the Midway there was a ride that GS rode that simulated a dog fight. It was completely enclosed and would turn them upside down, looking straight up or every which way in-between. He loved it.
On one of the sailing ships at the Maritime Museum. One of the few pictures with all three of us.
On the submarine.
The U.S.S. Midway. That is also my backside which I would like to take out of the picture LOL.
Here is Jordan in the brig. He seems to always be behind bars.
We were at Disneyland for 3 full days, and I do mean full. Had 20,000+ steps every day. Went on 3 roller coasters, not the big one. The evening water show, Fantasmic, was fantastic. We watched the one at California Adventure but couldnít get a place to see all the characters. Even then the water show was beautiful. The best ride in the two parks was Soarin over California. We went on it twice and could have gone again. Itís A Small World was definitely worth singing, I mean seeing.
I was also impressed with how clean the parks were and how polite and positive everyone was.
I think our GS favorite ride was Autopia. You get to ďdriveĒ a car. There is a thing between the wheels so you canít leave the path but he thought it was great that he got to drive. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster was his next favorite.
It's A Small World
The first time on the Jungle Cruise we had an excellent guide. He had a lot of puns. The second trip the guide wasn't near as good and we wouldn't have gone again if we would have had her first.
The Matterhorn Bobsleds
I had to go on the Teacups.
We had a blast! Wish we could take all our GC there.