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Day 12 – Halfway There

I’m halfway through my 21 days!!! ¬†I am loving this challenge ūüôā

It’s been a cool day today. ¬†Went out for breakfast and had a very healthy eggs benedict with ham, then came home and just chilled out. ¬†Went for an evening walk for an hour and covered 6.44 km. ¬†I love¬†being outdoors and look forward to getting my daily dose of fresh air. ¬†I don’t really feel like going back to the gym at all, but I think I should as I’ll be able to push myself harder on the cross trainer. ¬†(I have to keep my exercise low impact due to an old skiing injury to my knee, so I cannot run for long periods on the hard pavements). ¬†Tomorrow I’m going to walk in one of the city centre parks – I think I’ll reward myself with a coffee or a glass of wine.

Diet-wise I’m doing well; though I haven’t logged my calories in a couple of days as the app I’m using seems to struggle when the mobile phone signal is low. ¬†It’s been more than a bit frustrating. All in all, I’m doing a good job. ¬†Just got to get on with these assignments, from blogging 201.

Day 11 – My Mind is Changing, Too

My body is beginning to change but today it’s what is happening in my mind which is more interesting to me. ¬†I’m aching all over and don’t really feel like to walk for an hour is the first thing I want to do, but my mind somehow tells me otherwise. ¬†I get home from work cook and rest on the sofa for a few hours before pulling on my leggings and walking for 1 hour, covering 7.3km. ¬†It was pretty cold and while I could feel the cold, I wasn’t concerned that it would stop me. ¬†My walk is circular and I found that comforting somehow, because each step I took was actually bringing me closer to home.

While walking I’m finding that my mindset is changing; I don’t think about the same things that I used to when I first began. E.g. I’m not wondering whether I can do this; I know I can. ¬†I’m not as focussed as I was on actual weight loss; I’m thinking about the changes in my physiology as a result of exercise. ¬†I know my heart, and skeleton are getting stronger and my body more efficient. ¬†I’m teaching myself the value of sticking to a plan even when I’m unsure of the outcome. ¬†This is becoming way more to me than simply changing my diet and lifestyle just to look better in a dress.

I haven’t yet entered my daily food intake into fatsecret so I’m not sure if I’ve gone over my 30g daily fat allowance. ¬†I’m pretty confident I’ve stayed within my calories and of course I’ve done my exercise so that’s all good.

It’s Good Friday tomorrow so I will be resting and meditating until midday then I’ll be doing some more work to improve my blog and have a think about my food plan for the next week. ¬†Tomorrow I’ll be half way through my 21 days. ¬†It’s gone really quickly. ¬†Perhaps I’ll also mix it up by going back to the gym for a blast on the cross trainer.

Day 9 – Back on Track

After not feeling well yesterday and most of today the temptation was to go hard and try to compensate for not being able to do my one hour exercise.  I decided to take a calm approach and as always listen to my body.  So I came in from work pulled on my joggers and trainers and decided to go for a one hour walk to start off.

The weather was gorgeous and I took a few pictures making a big loop walking at a good pace for an hour.  I felt amazing!

Came back and had a low fat snack – walkers baked crisps – got on with a few chores and then decided I wanted to try and catch back half an hour of yesterday’s ‘lost hour’ I chose my half hour route and set off this time not taking pictures. ¬†I walked hard and got the route completed 5 minutes faster. ¬†Again I felt really great.

Cooked some dinner – fish and veggies and I’m done for the day. ¬†I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s walk. ¬†With respect to my progress, I’m already sensing that I’m beginning to lose weight, I can see my abs starting to re-appear – yay! ¬† My dinner was healthy, colourful, low fat and nutritious.

Day 9 Dinner Edited

I’m rearing to go at it again tomorrow.