Thursday, July 18, 2013
Week 28 In Review
It was another blurry week. It was also a week of anxiety and sleepiness. I need to focus on getting that under control next week.
Again my workouts where not of the intensity or duration I would like, but I did get my minutes in, here and there. I didn’t hit the goal of 300, but It was close. In any case walking isn’t as potent as swimming for my agenda, so I need to get to the pool.
Additionally, my eating seems to be getting better. Since I accepted that everything is OK for eating, I haven’t over done it. It is liberating to have a free pass on food I might have restricted in the past. When an item isn’t forbidden, it loses its appeal and I since I don’t feel like loading up whenever I see the forbidden food, I can focus on my real hunger. It feels great and maybe it works. I lost a little weight this week without too much agony.
Another highlight of the week is that I am getting close to running one mile. I’m at 0.75. I can only run a few times a week as it is a heavy load on my joints. At other times, walking is what I do.
A final highlight is that through a SparkFriend I found a program that will help me get to one unassisted pull-up. I didn’t anticipate what a load on my abdominals chin-ups take. It is fun to play in the playground. A girl was watching me a few days ago. I think it confused her to see an adult in her turf.
Next week’s goals:
I plan to get a better handle on stress by doing one or more of the following each day:
1) Ten minute meditation
2) Ten minute walk around the block
3) Ten minutes of yoga/stretching
4) Listen to ten minutes of ‘up’ music.
Read and reflect on the sixth article in Mind over Body, “Write Your Vision Statement”: