Well that certainly was a busy weekend. I started out both mornings with a lovely walk through the community with little Katie (she is a year old as of the 23rd – she’s growing into a lovely mannered pup – well most of the time J). The first day I wore my new Shape-ups, second day only my normal running shoes. I bought the shape-ups just before my hip flared up so I hadn’t worn them much more than around the house to get used to them. On Saturday, my hip seemed to be just fine with the walk but I didn’t want to push it wearing them two days in a row. But there is nothing like a fresh brisk walk first thing in the morning to get your day going. On Saturday I spent the remainder of the day cleaning my house. After three months of camping (away most weekends) the house tends to suffer a bit so I went through it like a cyclone and re-arranged (purged) and dusted and cleaned. I decided that was enough of a workout for the day as I was on my feet for more than 10 hours almost straight. By the end of the day I was beat. I still need to do a lot more purging though – I have a small house with too much “stuff”.
Sunday, after the walk, and a bit more house cleaning, I decided to go downstairs and give my upper body a good workout. Since I haven’t started on the Chalean Extreme yet, I thought I would do a good Body-For-Life UBWO and I certainly gave it a good go. I’ve been sore for the last two days J - I like this sore. However in the middle of my workout, I started to feel very nauseous. I don’t know if this is what caused it but it may have. My daughter has one of those electronic air fresheners – the ones that squirt out something every thirty minutes or so and it was moved out of her bedroom and relocated to a book shelf in the room where I work out. Well it went off while I was working out and in full oxygen, and I got a good whiff of it. I just about lost it, and then I felt very sick for the rest of my day. It was very very strange. In fact, yesterday I did not go to work because I still felt ill and I wasn’t sure if actually had a flu bug or what. Then later in the day when I went into the basement to do something, the dumb thing went off again and I just about lost it again. It’s probably all in my mind now but it has to go. I had already moved it from my workout room and relocated it to the stairwell but I could still smell it and so she turned it off. Dumb, really dumb. J
And since I didn’t feel well for both days, Su/M, I didn’t eat too much either day and that’s not too good. But I’m trying to follow the “only eat when I’m really hungry” and not every three hours as I have been for the last who knows how long and I ate whether I was hungry or not. I just wasn’t hungry but when I did feel the twinge, I ate something so that I didn’t get into the “I’m starving” mode and eat too much. I’ve been reading or listening to several different books, websites, podcasts that all talk about intuitive type eating and not eating just cause the clock says it’s time but to start listening to my body. I’ve always been fairly intuitive to those around me, I think it’s time to pay attention to myself for a change. So that is what I’ve been practicing for the last 3 weeks. And you know what, I’ve lost about 5-6 lbs without really trying. It’s like as soon as I “LET IT GO”, I stopped stressing about “is this too many calories” and started to eat what I wanted when I wanted to (it is still within reason) and stopping when I’m full, well it just seems to be clicking. I certainly haven’t lost the weight due to any extra output with the pathetic exercising I did in the month of September. I did weigh and measure myself on Sunday for my Month check-in and I’ve lost inches as well. I know that now that I’m back into the strength training things will change again but I’m pretty sure it will all move in a positive direction.
I’m setting some small goals for this week and will follow-up next week with the results. Part of the HOT 100 day challenge….
1. I will journal all my foods (everything that enters my mouth)
2. I will note my hunger on a scale of 1-10 before and after each meal (in my journal)– this will help me determine what type of food is going to satisfy me the longest and makes me feel good J
3. I will walk 4 x this week. Even though the weather is starting to get cooler, I still want to do my 2 mile walk from my home to the train station each morning. Since I missed yesterday and today, that leaves W/Thu/Friday for the mornings and one walk on the weekend with Katie. I also plan on walking during my lunchtime but I’m not including those for this goal.
4. I will strength train 3 x this week. My week starts as of Monday (so last Sunday does not count J)
I want to be down 2 more lbs by Friday for the OFB BL weigh in so I’ve got to get my butt moving for the rest of this week.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic day and making good choices.