I am sort of getting bored writing about my fitness routines and I am sensing many of you are, too. Besides, I have adopted many good habits so I am getting structure and reinforcement elsewhere. Better to post when I am inspired by some hardship or triumph than blandly and dutifully post every week.
I am on a temporary weight-lifting hiatus due to health issues, but I can almost always do cardio. This week was the first of running, and it was great! I’m only running one minute at a time so I’m not overdoing it and giving my body time to adjust. I found a group on Cool Running’s website frequented by people who are on the same week as I am and it’s very encouraging. I also got a jogging stroller for my birthday and I’m hoping that will help in the excuse department. Yesterday we ran/walked to the grocery store (2 mi) and it enabled me to get through the rest of the day without passing out or snapping at someone (a set of coworkers took most of the weekend off to go to a Minnesota mall with their boyfriends, then didn’t show up or find a replacement to relieve me for the shift they were going to work–I ended up working from 2 pm Friday until noon on Sunday with a 2 1/2 hour break to nurse the Snapper and shower at noon on Saturday).
I’m also walking, dancing, cycling, and hiking to everything with the Snapper on my back more because I feel good enough to do these things and they’re just plain fun. The eating habits are holding steady and I appear to be able to handle moderation. This is a new one for me. On weekends I have what I want and by noon on Sunday I am always more than ready to go back to my whole grain, low-sugar, high fruits and veggies lifestyle. I’m so pleased!
Back to real posts after a day or two of recovery from the weekend. I must go now and see what piece of furniture the Snapper has scaled this time.