Today I will start with a few pictures along my morning walk at our hobby farm in Southern Minnesota. Our farm is in a river valley, a lovely area of the world with rolling hills and hardwood trees (mainly maple) in the woods. The first two are the area in front of the barn and our long driveway.
Not a single car passed me this morning on my walk. Lovely!
I exercised mainly with walking for 60 minutes on 6/7 days this week. I made the loop of my 5 KM training course 2 times. I spent three days at the farm where I was able to do an extra walk every day. Plus, well, you know, I started ice skating, although I do not really count that as exercise, yet!
Eating: I also did well. I am working hard on more 1200 calories days, and was fairly successful. I tried to keep up with SpunkySuzi’s challenge from last week and eat without any distractions, which for me is reading. It was hard. But, I did it most of the time. The other thing I am finding is that on days when I exercise or walk hard, 1200 calories is not doing it for me. I will be having my annual physical in about 10 days so I will talk to my doc about it.
Now my self-improvement themes for 2011:
Downsizing: Physically: no weigh in this week, but my clothes are feeling LOSE! I did finish my office at work. I downsized tremendously there: a full 9 filing cabinet drawers are now empty, plus about 6 of my book shelves!
Organization: Office is organized at work!!! Tubs and materials are even LABELED!
Balance: Well, I am making progress here. I am allowing myself to work for about two hours then a break for at least 15 minutes. I am also following the Babauta advice by making my “most important task” list of the day each day. This has really helped. I listed “ice skating” on two days (including today).
Tonight mu hubby and I are going on a date to the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä (the young Brett Favre of conductors in my book!) to hear one of my favorite pieces of music Mozart’s Jupiter symphony and then out to one of our favorite pubs. I am budgeting so I can have one of my favorite brews (Old Speckled Hen) with a salad. Can’t wait!
How about you: how did you do with your health journey and other self-improvement goals?
Have a great week end everyone. TTFN, Michele