Honestly? I’m not sure I can be. lol The truth is I took some photos and I really do not have the courage to post them. For one thing, I definitely look pregnant. Since I’m all the way into menopause I either ate too much pizza or there is an immaculate conception of something going on in there. Yikes. No. No no no. Nothing. JUST FAT.
Maybe, no – definitely, I promise: if I reach my goal, I will post them along with updated ones. And that IS going to happen.
I‘m on Day 3 now really and have done pretty well. I tread-milled 2.5 miles on Monday and 1 mile on Tuesday. Monday included quite a bit of jogging. You may say “Big deal!” and I agree with you, except that I am working on a finally, 90% recovered messed up knee – really ripped up my knee on both sides jumping around and exercising to some stupid tv video… as I was doing it I knew it was a bad idea. Yes it was. That was last March. It’s now a year later and September and I still have to pay attention to it, though I do not baby it. It’s got to get it’s act back together or else. No, I just need to be careful, I do NOT want to go backwards.
Also I am pretty much starting all over and don’t want to overdo it. Which I basically did anyway. I could REALLY feel my knees and legs coming down the stairs Tuesday morning. But – as usual – stretching and using them helps a lot. I’ve been getting on the floor every morning and doing my routine exercises again. Some yoga, some crunches and sit ups – and just lots of stretching. I didn’t know if I should treadmill again on Tuesday but I felt pretty good and I am into my current Audible book so I just walked super briskly for a mile.
I also did my weight lifting. I started that back up again and it feels great! Though I did wake up last night with shooting pains in my left upper arm that were very painful. Ok, so….. 3 am…. am I having a heart attack? Stab. Stab. Ah no, seems that I was just laying on that arm wrong and it was very indignant about that as well as the 10 pound dumbbells I subjected it to yesterday. Hey, who’s in charge here, anyway. ME.
As for food, I have done pretty well except for a corn muffin and some gluten free banana bread. GF Corn muffin for dinner last night (OKAY TWO OF THEM ) with crock pot boneless spare ribs and cole slaw and the banana bread – one slice- with coffee in the morning. I am a sucker for a crumbly with coffee and so is my husband.
Tonight I am making Cobb Salad for dinner. I have leftover cooked chicken from
the delicious bbq chicken pizza I made the other night – STOP THINKING ABOUT THAT — and I made some hard boiled eggs and it’s going to be wonderful. Yes, I know salad itself can be fattening, but I haven’t eaten that much today and I eat really early – plus I’m aware of it and I do try to not eat too much. I’ll get better as I go along and start to feel better, I know that.
I also bought some protein powder for a lunch or breakfast meal replacement. I just got it delivered today and tried it in some almond milk and it is quite delicious, so I am hoping this will work. A million years ago when I was younger, I’d drink Carnation Instant Breakfast and I’d enjoy it. This is very reminiscent of it with just milk, but I can make any of my shakes with it as the base in crushed ice, etc. I also added some collagen. Because I am old.
So I’m off and running! Well, not running today because I have decided to give my knees a break today — so I’m off and sitting on my butt. We, my knees and I, will be back walking for distance tomorrow.