A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I started!

I waited till hubby had left for work, the kids were settled with their breakfast/showers/activities, our sick Labrador Jack was medicated, and then I clipped on my mp3 player and left.
We're a street from the beach and it was for there I set my course - do you KNOW how much it hurts to walk fast in soft sand??? No? Well it DOES. My calves were burning, but it felt good because I knew I was working them. By the time I arrived at the Old Jetty I was ready to leave the beach and walk back home via the runner's track.
All the time I was moving my legs I was listening to some pretty inspirational messages from Annette Sym (the Too Good To Be True lady) on my mp3 - just the sort of thing to bolster the old self-esteem as you pound the pavement in ancient runners and raggedy jeans. ;-) For the first time I wasn't self-conscious about what I was wearing, in the past that was one of the things that held me back from walking the beat. Instead I held my shoulders back and swung my arms high and thought about how much better I am going to feel a month, two months, 6 months from now!
When I got home I spent 20 minutes working on my abs and stretching before deciding the best way to keep active and not be food focused was to change a couple of rooms around and do some deep cleaning. Smart move! My food diary shows me eating much less today than the last week, even though I've been really good the last 10 days.
I noticed in my food diary that my downfall is the little between meals snacks...I'm going to focus on three good main meals so that I'm not looking to nibble between meals, and see how that works with my level of fullness. Plus I'll drink more water as I've been pretty slack with that.
I'm so tired tonight...a good sleep to be had methinks.


Cindy said...

Awesome, Jenny!

Yes, I do know how it feels to powerwalk in the sand... and so good for you!

You are off to a great start!

Leonie said...

Wooo hoo! Well done! And sand walking is HARD. Wrt eating, I find i do better with planning to have both meals and snacks - keeps my blood sugares regulated and Ii eat less at meals knwing I have snacks to look forward to. Typically, I have about three meals and three snacks each day.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Well, it bucketed down here today, so no beach walking, but I did the grocery shopping a day early and took my teenage daughter on long walks through the adjacent shops to keep us moving. I think all up we walked about two and half hours and that was certainly better than sitting at home. :-)
Tomorrow I can go beach walking again. Yay!!

Leonie said...

Wow good for you! Btw, there are some good walking workout DVDs available, with leslie sansone - try home fitness delivered, an Aussie site. Good for those wet days and they have some arm movements and strength training.

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