Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I think for today I am going to do the same exercise I did yesterday for the most part, I may try to increase the walking by 15 minutes just to get in a few more steps. I'm working on trying to figure out what is the best method of strength training starting in September. It will be here before I know it and I hate to be caught off guard. I've been lax with proper yoga for a week or two so I'm back to being committed about the practise. I have to keep it in gear, but falling off the wagon was good this once. It reminded me I'm getting more strength, balance and flexibility. I kept up my stretching though so its why I wasn't totally at square zero again.
Yes, I definitely went Spark Goodie crazy but it was fun. I gave myself a little encouragement as well since my ankle kind of has me a little bummed out. Its okay though because its a temporary thing. I just have to let it heal up and now I know I must pace myself to avoid a similar position in the future. I surprised myself with enjoying my other exercise as much as I did and I was careful to avoid pain or further injury issues.
I have cooked a fair amount over the past few days and it feels fabulous, wonderful, super. I've always enjoyed cooking for myself. I am a one pot or pan cooker usually because I'm not keen to clean up a major mess. I made some chicken, rice, tomato and cranberry dish last night. I used seasonings and olive oil, it turned out quite good. I learned to bake before I learned to cook in life but I rarely bake nowadays. I leave that to others who enjoy the process with baking. I've never enjoyed baking pies or cookies, I was more of a cake, pudding or other desserts creator. I have eggplant on hand and I want to have an eggplant dish either tonight or tomorrow for dinner. I'm thinking of making pancakes for breakfast overnight since eggs I need to let up on a little bit. I had a fruit smoothie for breakfast but forgot to add peanut butter and Greek Yoghurt into it. I'll do that tomorrow to rectify. I didn't add Splenda into the smoothie either. I did add blueberries, I can't eat blueberries I have to drink certain fruit. Banana & mango are included in that group, just have a hard time with the texture of some foods, especially fruit. I really don't care for mango at all.
My cat was wonky last night, he didn't want to go back out when I was already downstairs. So I came up and who shows up round 15 minutes later. He tries to pretend he wants to go behind a closed door I had him go downstairs with me. He wouldn't go out the front, not having that. He went out the backdoor though gggrrrrrr. It's a cat for you I get that. He's usually fine but its Murphy's Law that when I'm trying to stay off my foot a little my cat decides to be cranky. It's okay, my Dad will be back later tonight and he can fool with his cat again lol. Most cats favour one person over others, that's how it is. Smokey the cat goes for my dad the best even if he allows me to care for him and his needs like a proper servant girl should lol. I need to clean his litter box out completely later and make everything like he never uses the box. He goes out in the mornings & at night but during the day he uses his box!
I have goals; goals are wonderful to have & strive toward. I need to refocus a little bit though. Strength Training coming next month, adjusting food targets, adjusting my other goals section in the next few days. Reading and writing a little more! I need to remember to post in the FitBit community about exercise that isn't walking syncing over from Spark People. Its kind of an annoying thing and I can't figure out how to get it to match like everything else that sync's between the 2 sites.
I'll probably write more later especially for the Sleep Challenge. I have been able to sleep properly with my dad gone since I don't hear his loud voice or slamming doors. Tomorrow that may all change and sleep interruptus returns lol. I need to get in at least 3 entries a week and I'll get them this week for sure. I can sleep through just about anything and everything but slamming doors and a deep loud voice is just too much to deal with according to my brain. I know where it comes from totally and the trigger is my dad. Have to find a way to deal~