Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've been slacking a bit on posting. . . sorry sparkies! Hope y'all are doing well. I was at the beach last week with DH and even though it was restaurant week, for the most part I did pretty well with my nutrition. Notice I am not calling it a diet. That sounds like deprivation, where nutrition sounds like being good to yourself. yep.
I have been getting manic amounts of exercise. I have never liked exercising, except for swimming laps, so this is a new feeling. Exhilaration from workouts? Who knew? At the beach we biked for hours. . .and walked. . .and swam. At home I am doing the SP 28 day Bootcamp (ha ha Bootycamp) video. The total Body Challenge one is a killer and put me out of commission for a day--so many squats and lunges! Then there's a fast daily dog walk of 30-60 minutes, then either an hour or more of gardening (ugh our plot is 15 x 40 and the weeds are totally winning). Moving my body feels GOOD for the first time since I was a teenager. Wow.
I am a food addict still. If I don't decide ahead of time what I will eat, I am sunk. So I have a way to go in that dept. Last night I ate at church and there were ice cream sandwiches. So I ate one. BEFORE the rest of my food. Oh well, time to move on!
We are visiting three of our kids this weekend (all 4 are in their 20's). I am looking forward to that! This empty nest business is hard to get used to.
OK; this sounds pretty self-absorbed. Sorry! Maybe I am just obsessed with learning how to take care of myself. And when the school year starts--it'll all change. that's why I want to lose the weight now.
Sparkies, you are a big encouragement to me and I love to read how you're doing. Onward and upward! This is a better life we are creating for ourselves, with God's help. ¡Adelante!