Tuesday, April 06, 2010
I'm so remiss about blogging! But partly that reflects being busier with regular exercise--which is GREAT.
The blisters (see last post) fortunately didn't bother me for more than a day, once they were covered with band-aids. I have been continuing to do fast/boosted indoor walking with Leslie, & my weekly time logs are steadily inching up. Now it's time to return to walking outside, as the weather around here is BEAUTIFUL--as long as we're not having thunderstorms. Which I love too, but they're not very conducive to outdoor walking.
I don't think I netted more than an inch or so lost during March, & my weight essentially stayed the same. So I do need to step it up: I'm adding just 5 minutes to my daily cardio, & I'm being stricter with myself regarding the no-Ss (eating), especially giving myself less leeway on weekends.
The Big Mysterious Hard Thing in my life is finally about to come to resolution, at a meeting this coming Saturday (April 10). After the meeting I'm going to have dinner with my kids, to tell them what's going on, & then I'll focus on updating other family members. I will find time to blog about it soon thereafter, I'm sure. Holy Week was especially poignant this year, & I felt very blessed by God & my church community. It gives me strength & comfort to know my little life-story is part of a much bigger story. Christ is risen!
Monday, March 29, 2010
It's so weird to get blisters for walking in comfortable shoes!
I did loads of fast walking these past three days--home (w/ a stop at the market) from the mechanic's on Saturday, nearly 2 miles; all the way from church to the library in Evanston on Sunday, 3.25 miles; back to the mechanic's before work this morning to pick up my car, nearly 2 miles.
Yesterday (the longer walk) & today I wore my trusty Skechers, & by the time I was halfway to the mechanic's today I was practically limping. Fortunately there are band-aids in our supply cupboard at work; once here I took some to the bathroom & put two on the bottom of each foot. Ouch!
I guess I need either new Skechers or at least pad inserts to cushion my feet more.
Friday, March 12, 2010
I haven't lost any more weight yet, but another inch has come off my waist since I measured at the end of January! Woohooo! I'll update all my measurements at the end of March.
I've been having some insomnia again. Sooner or later my body was bound to react to the tension I'm living under. Once that's resolved (the timetable is being decided in the next few days), I expect my sleep to return to normal.
Despite the insomnia & missing cardio some days, I'm managing to keep up with my weekly exercise goals. I'm just exercising longer whenever that's possible. I'm also upping the intensity--which is why today my glutes & upper thighs are a bit sore.
Last night I had the privilege of leading a poetry workshop with survivors of sexual assault & abuse, at a center where my daughter-in-law is doing an internship. The women were very receptive, & we had a good time.
I'm in a dark time, but morning is coming!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
This month there doesn't seem to be an official bootcamp, so I decided to design my own!
As I said in my last blog post, some very hard stuff (which I'm not free to share) is going on in my life. Instead of comforting myself with chocolate & other easy fixes, I want to express care of my body & enjoy the good feelings that come with mastery. Mostly I need to remind/reward myself about nutrition & strength training.
With food, I want to reestablish the "no-S" practices: no sugary foods, no seconds, no snacks, except (very moderately) on S-days (Saturday, Sunday, other occasional special days). I'll keep track of my adherence to these through "other goals" here at SP.
One specific subgoal is that I want to do batch cooking with legumes every week.
I'm keeping a resistance band at my office, & I will return to doing at least one short SP video routine with it each weekday as one of my "get up & move" breaks. For a while I was doing this, but lately I've been forgetting, so time to regroove my brain & rebuild my strength.
I want to plan some specific rewards for compliance/progress, but I need to think more about what those might be. Will post about that later--& hopefully I'll blog much more regularly to celebrate my progress that way too. In the meantime, off to the kitchen to see what lovely bean dish I can make for this week!
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