Whew! I just spent the better part of my day catching up on all your blogs. It's amazing what's missed over three days' time. Usually, I'd give you a summary of my nutrition and fitness for those three days. This weekend though, I kind of went off plan. Well, went quite off plan. I'd start to track for breakfast, and then lose my way somewhere along the time. So we'll just start off fresh with a recap tomorrow of today's intake.
On the positive side - I kicked big fitness minutes this weekend. Saturday we got up early and headed out for a 4 mile walk. Turned out to be more like 5.25, which was fine by me. I'd intended to do a nice 11 miles total, so after I dropped Bill off at home, I headed up and over Rocky Butte.
Bill and I covered 5.25 in 1:34. I covered another 7 in 1:54.
I like that number. I like that I tacked on almost another 2 miles in 20 minutes. My left hip and hamstring was not nearly as impressed. Were it not for them, I could have made it 13 miles instead of only 12.
So yea. I walked that walk, and enjoyed the majority of it. We started early enough that it stayed nice and cool the whole time.
Saturday afternoon was spent walking a bit more slowly but moving none the less to keep everything in good working order. I ate more than I should have, but felt I could get away with it, given what I'd already done.
Sunday was a bit less active. We did our shopping here, there, and everywhere, and then spent time with the puppies. Bubbie had his other eye operated on to repair a bit of a cherryeye bulge, so he's back in the cone of shame. There was much snuggling and lounging and moments if insane running around and barking.
Monday was a great day off. I decided to go for a walk before things progressed too much, so headed out for a tried'n'true 1 mile. By the time I got back, I'd decided to take the kids for their own individual walks. Millie went first, as she's the best walker of the three. She trots along at a pretty quick pace to start, but being a 30 lb lhasa, so slows down pretty quickly. Maggie was next, and she's a little sled dog! She use to pull something fierce, but we've gotten her a chest harness and her pulling has gotten much better. Bubbie went last, with his little conehead. He had a great walk, at a good clip, and he only dragged his head/cone on the sidewalk a few times.
They of course got to nap after that. Bill went for OHS training (yes, I've talked him into volunteering there now) and then came home. We went back together for some kennel kid walking, and in two hours managed to do our part to make sure everyone got some time outside. We got home, started dinner, and went about our usual business. Bill couldn't get over how tired he was, how much the walking took out of him LOL I felt a little bit of vindication at that, now that he understands I don't just go and stroll around, these kids, big or little, WALK with a purpose more often than not.
So yea. I had a lot of great fitness minutes put in over the weekend. 413 all told.
1519 calories burned on Saturday.
1313 calories burned on Monday.
My mindset told me that my eat could reflect that kind of calorie burn. So I ate. Much more than I should have. I could have seen some great progress for all my efforts, but instead of slacked off and indulged far more than I should have. Darn these weekends anyway!
September. I'm going to add a few things to the mix here. It's time to 'rearrange the furniture' as our dear friend TurtleRaskin puts it. I need to get back into the gym. We're start tonight. Bill has agree to come with me. My left shin is a bit tender today, so it'll be a nice walk to and from the gym, with some weights lifted in-between. I need to settle into a workable weekly schedule or routine so that I can fit in everything that I want to do.
I want to keep walking OHS kids.
I want to get back into the gym.
I want to walk in new different places.
I want to make it out to the Gorge for some hikes.
I want to run a bit now and again.
I want to remember not to go nuts with my eating.
I want to remove a few more pounds this month.
I know I can do all of these things. It's just a matter of making it happen.