Yep. I’ve been pondering my own blog post. Ever since I wrote that last one. I feel fitter and healthier than I ever have. But when I catch a glimpse of myself in a window or the mirrors at the gym, or horrors, some very unflattering picture that some other blogger posted on their blog (NO, I am not providing a link to that blog, LOL,) it does not match how I feel. So can I be content with that being the image that others see me as, and only the inner knowledge that I am fit and healthy? I think my brother’s words were wiser than I first thought–“Don’t settle.”
Yesterday I went for a walk–the four mile version. I went for a walk the day before that. Today I will go for another walk. I am still tracking all my activities on the President’s Challenge: I have earned 10,000 points since April 27. Almost all of those points are from walking. You have to earn 40,000 points for the bronze award. I’m aiming to earn the bronze award by the end of the year. In case anyone is interested, that works out to approximately 101 miles walked in the past two months.
I think a lot about my time these days. Having three dogs takes quite a bit of time. In and out. Out and in. Take this collar off, put that collar off. Really, its time to eat AGAIN? I started feeding all my dogs twice a day. Sophie was glad that I finally caught on that it is also best for doggies to eat small frequent meals throughout the day. Did I ever tell you that when I went to get Mr. Monk, they had a female pug that had come in at the same time as him? I was willing to adopt both of them, but the female had already been reserved. Good thing for me. Can you imagine if I had a Dowager Empress in the house competing with the Queen for top spot?
Yesterday on the walk, I challenged myself to walk as quickly as I could up the steep hill with no stops or slowdowns. I counted the steps–275. That’s the same as going up 11 flights of stairs without stopping! Me and Noah did 4 miles. That’s cause we got out before 7:30, before it got too hot. On the way home I saw a baby bird just sitting on the road. It looked a little stunned. I nudged it a bit, and thankfully, it flew up into a nearby branch. I bet it crash landed on its first flight out of the nest.
Did I tell you I did take my first swim of the year? that was a relief to get that over with. And I couldn’t believe how out of swimming shape I was. I did four laps and thought I couldn’t go any longer! I did keep swimming for about 20 minutes. Does anybody else have the experience of swimming making them extra hungry?
The scale seems to be moving slowly in the right direction. I am cautiously optimistic. I will let you know when I reach ‘goal’ again.
Well, those are the random thoughts for the past few days. Here is Noah’s blinky face. We need to get out for a walk before it gets too hot, and before I have to leave for my long-awaited appointment at the ortho doctor (for my hands.)
Have a great weekend everyone!