Thursday, February 27, 2014
Are not as many as they once were.
Right now, my biggest excuse is the wind. The collllldddddd collldddd wind.
I can tolerate a light rain, I can tolerate the heat, I can tolerate the chill, but I just cant tolerate the wind.
Even covering my head and ears with a boggan or a band, I cant do it.
So I have been seriously considering getting a treadmill. Despite my despise!!
I had one, and a few years ago, the belt began to wobble, so Honey, in his best Bob Vila or more like (Tim the Toolman Taylor) voice, says he can fix it.
Despite the instructions telling not to tighten the belt while the belt was moving, he did so, and the belt slowly began to shred down one side.
I could still walk on it, but it would lunge, I would be walking and suddenly it would slow to the point I could never feel comfortable to get a good walk going,
So I gave it away, I know it wouldnt have costed much to have the belt totally replaced, but by that time I had discovered my love of outdoor walking and thought I would never want to walk on another treadmill again.
And I really dont, but something has to give.
The wind seems to taunt me, I will look outside and see sunshine, open the front door and be hit full in my face with a bitter cold wind.
I know I need to be patient, I know warm, and even hot days are only weeks away.
I am doing pretty fair as far as my counting calories, carbs, fat, etc goes.
Have been upping my protein again and trying to get some cardio just around the house.
I walk when I can.
Which seriously, since the first of the year, I think I have tracked maybe 5 or 6 days only.
If we havent been under a foot of snow, we have been under ice, or rain, or freezing rain, or wind so bitter cold and today it is around 15 mph.
I look ahead to the days forecast to see where not only the temp reads, but the mph of the wind and the chill factor.
I will keep an update of the treadmill decision.
Today I have been trying to catch up on some much needed housework, the sun is shining so bright but the wind will not allow me to even attempt to walk.
So, instead, I have cleared out a corner of the spare bedroom, and have stacked up all the stuff I am going to try to sell or give away.
And I have cleaned out my hallway.
My back is absolutely killing me, and I know new bra shopping is in my very near future.
I really need to find an exercise plan that helps me focus on back issues.
So, back to my housework.
And a nice spinach and tuna salad, with apples, grapes, oranges, and cottage cheese for dinner.