When I started sparking, my absolute limit for walking was about five miles, and yesterday I did eight. What's more, if I hadn't run out of food and water - and walk! I could have gone on and done ten I think. The walks are part of my new lifestyle and they are no great hardship because I love them so much.
So I am sort of at the point of, what now? At least where exercise is concerned. (My next weigh-in is not for a couple of weeks. I weigh in monthly to avoid glitches caused by, for example hormonal water retention and ahem! holidays).
There are a couple of things I need to do though.
One is to clean my trainers so that I can go to the gym tomorrow night. I've been wearing them for walking in and the mud is sort of layered on them in different colours. Not to mention the fact that while taking a photo yesterday, I stood in a horse bun. Sorry, TMI, huh? I also walked across paths that looked like this a lot:
And they are going to be a feature of my walks as we get into winter.
Anyway, to get back to the point, I need to go to the gym more often. At weekends I prefer to hike if the weather's ok, but during the week - and now that the evenings are dark, I need to get my chubby posterior to the gym.
Also, I have to see my doctor because I want to start doing strength training and I need to see what she thinks. I've been putting this off because she is on the fierce side and is part of the reason I signed up to SP. She threatened me with everything up to and including housemaid's knee if I didn't lose weight.
(here's the original housemaid's knee joke www.authorama.com/three-
However if I can go along and demonstrate increased fitness (perhaps by swinging from the light fitting in the waiting room?) and a weight loss, I hope she'll think it's ok for me to do some strength training.
A further thingy came up today. I went for a walk and cut it short because it was colder than I expected. I definitely should have worn warmer clothes, but I haven't actually got the sort of gear you need to be out of doors for a long time if the temperature's down to freezing, and I certainly have every intention of continuing my lovely walks during the autumn and winter (Except when it's actually raining. There are limits.)
So that's a small but expensive project for next weekend.
Boots first, I think. I don't want to risk horse wossname on the treadmill at the gym.