A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve- Beautiful Day!

Today was beautiful- in the low 60's low humidity and abundant sunshine!

I went to our local soccer park with trails and did 2 2/3 miles (twice around) at a brisk walk. Managed to keep my hr up around low 130s (hard to keep my hr high enough when walking, but can no longer jog due to joint stress)

Previewed book on tape while walking- Civil War short stories. Very good- one by Louisa May Alcott (of Little Woman fame)

But, during the walk, I did strength training-

50 sit ups
30 lunge presses on a bench
30 tricep dips
30 standing pushups off a picnic table
50 lunge walks (THAT got my hr up to 150!)

Total- 55 min, burned 400 cal.

Then... came home and worked in the yard! Raked, weeded, helped boys bag pine needles and leaves and washed all the downstairs windows. 200 cal burned.

Wish every day had this great of weather.

Think on pretty days will try and get to the park, save Jz for days with yucky weather.

Eating good (so far). Working on not slipping too much at night.

No comments:

A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Thought for the Day

"Good friends are good for your health."

~Irwin Sarason

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! And happy people just don't shoot their husbands!"

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde