Can I be honest?

by | Sep 29, 2020

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.

Orgain powderI 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.



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Divi WordPress Theme
Learn to Blog for Free Free Blogging Course

Let's go!


Let's get to know each other! Please sign up to receive the latest news and updates!


You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This