Friday, May 18, 2012
Today I finished up the garden--planted 3 rows of potatoes and one of onions. I have a lot of stuff in! I love it at this time of year when everything is so promising and the weeds and the varmints haven't interfered yet! Our church has a large community garden; I have a 20 x 50 plot. It's lots of fun to work together. Plus we share seeds, tips, and extra produce!
So. . . my fitness tracker says 2 hours of gardening is like 524 calories. Really? And then it warns me I am doing too much?? Is that right? Sounds high. Plus the half-hour dog walk and my 10-minute bootcamp video--hope I am not sabotaging my efforts. But woo-hoo! I am thankful to be finally on the way. I am a college teacher (considered PT but with a FT load) and have summers off. Usually I am a bit bored and antsy and miss my recently-flown kids terribly. Also wish I could afford to travel. . . but THIS summer is going to be different. I am taking the summer to take care of myself and finally get in shape. This is for me. And for God. It is much easier when I'm not overwhelmed with teaching! If I am near normal weight by the beginning of the school year, it will be a lot easier for me to keep going and then maintain.
So glad I found Sparkpeople! And THANK YOU to my new friends who are kind enough to read and comment on my blog! It's an encouragement.