Anyways, I digress, the weather here today is partly cloudy, 21 degrees (Celsius) with only 56% humidity and a nice light breeze. So of course I thought that going for a 4 km walk wouldn't be too bad. Well I was sweatin' like crazy by the time I got to the very top of the hill. Not a bad thing mind you. I just wasn't expecting it. I only stopped ONCE for 30 seconds to catch my breath between my house and the bridge, then I stopped at the bridge for a good 2-3 minutes just to cool off because I was getting drippy. I don't know if I mentioned this but the part of the hill between the bridge and the top of the hill makes the whole rest of the entire hill look like a walk in the park. I feel like a mountain goat going up that last 400 m but did I stop?? NOPE I DIDN'T! So if I were to really push myself I definitely could make it up that hill without stopping! Hmmm maybe tomorrow! Yes I may slow right down but the goal is to just keep those feet moving. Here is a photo with my feet in the dirt at the very top of the hill (I make sure to actually step off the pavement so that nobody can dispute making it to the very top...I mean, there's no more road!
|Feet after a 2km uphill walk, yes I have fat ankles...hopefully for not much longer|
I have also started a food journal. I'm pretty good at knowing what I've eaten and when I ate it along with keeping my portions to the proper amounts but I figure, why the hell not. May as well keep track of everything I eat along with my exercise so that way when I see the results I want on the scale I can look back and see what I did right, and when I see those results that I don't want, I can still look back and see what I need to improve on. My difficulty is going to be when I'm working. Over the month of August I have something stupid like 9 days off...What in the world did I do to myself!? *sigh* Oh well.
Last but not least, I want to thank all my wonderful blog followers for their kind words, helpful advice and for just bein' you. I feel like I have a nice extended family who are all helping me push through and succeed. You all help keep me accountable and ensure I pull my own weight in this whole weight loss thing (and at my weight that's hard work! HAHA). You guys are all awesome!!