I got up EARLY this morning and hit the greenway with my buddy Lisa. We walked 3.5 miles in 1:02:18. Not bad! We worked up a good sweat, had a good time talking and when it was over we were ready to collapse 🙂 We burned rougly 500 calories!! I made sure I ate a high protein breakfast before I hit the trail. I had a piece of diet bread with low fat cream cheese and peanut butter. This gave me the energy I needed to put one foot in front of the other.
After our walk I had several errunds to run in town, one of those included a full fledged pedicure. I deserve it for 2 days of bootcamp and exercising on my own. My feet and calves feels so much better. The woman who did my pedicure rubbed and massaged until I was almost asleep. It felt so good to get the blood pumping again. My feet are soft and pink now.
By the end of running errunds I found myself hungry as a bear. So like any diet nut I pulled out my fitness app, loaded in my walk and looked up calories for a Firehouse Sub Sandwich. I got the Engineer on wheat-NO MAYO (I also had them leave off the lettuce and onion-but I kep the swiss cheese :). I had a bag of baked chips and a soda…yes I had a carbonated soda. Don’t lynch me just yet…it was a Fanta Zero. A delicious orange drink with no calories. The fizz made me feel so much better as I’ve been struggling with food burn out. I needed to put something in my body that’s different than what I’ve been eating the last few weeks–maybe that will help me move past the 20 1/2 pound mark. I made sure I counted the calories, ate slow enjoyed every bite and in fact I didn’t eat the whole sandwich so I had a few extra calories left.
I’m trying very hard to get this pushup thing down. I can do it using the counter as leverage but doing them on the floor is impossible. The problem is my elbows don’t want to bend due to the fact I have no upper body strength. My goal this week is to do even 3 or 4 pushups on the ground. I am determined to conquer this.
I hope you all have a great Saturday! Get out and enjoy the day-the sunshine is wonderful!!!