Not much to say today, except that I walked my dog this evening. It was not without pain, but I made it once around the neighborhood. I was going to do 15 minutes on the bike when I got home. I got started, but my legs were feeling very weak, so I decided I should at least wait a few minutes. The walk felt pretty tough. I used to walk so much. I walked 60 minutes a day on the treadmill with an incline of 7, at up to 4 mph. No way I could do that now. Just walking got my heart rate up. I don't think it was only bad conditioning; a lot of it was that it is more difficult because of my physical limitations. The weakness in my hips and thighs makes it more difficult. But it is a start. I will still ride my bike for most of my workouts, but I wanted to get outside and my dog really needed to drain some energy. I put his little burberry backpack on him, and off we went (the added weight drains his energy faster). The picture was taken earlier (I didn't have a sweater on him today!). Unfortunately, as I sit here, I am beginning to hurt more. I will have to decide if it is worth it to keep doing it.
I did get up and do my workout this morning. I was even able to do intervals. My armband said I had burned 950 calories by the time I got to work (that's not just from the workout). We were having a thunderstorm when my alarm went off. I tried to use the excuse that I might get hit by lightning if I got on my bike this morning. But I just couldn't make it work in my mind. So I got up and did it. Of course, I am glad I did.
Food was on track today. I need to finish my water, but other than that, it has been a good day. I got off at a decent hour, thank the Lord. I was tired. The day was packed full, though. Hardly a free moment. I had 41.5 hours OT on the paycheck I got today. Makes for a good paycheck, but not much of a life.
I was on plan 30 of 31 days in May, and 33 of the last 34 days. And the one I didn't count was not far off. It's a good start. 33 down, 467 to go!
I was about to start an hour-long TV program, but I really should get to bed early. Guess I'll close early tonight. So glad tomorrow is Friday!