Archives for: May 2004, 11
I am now officially no-longer sedentary. I'm surprised I stayed sane before, when I didn't get regular exercise. I've been jogging every other day. I'm still at the wimpy 1/2 mile distance, that's my minimum, then walking or climbing hills after that. I had PMS when I started, and I was just SO angry, for no apparent reason, and crying, blah blah blah...all that was built up inside of me. Combine PMS with Seasonal Affective Disorder, with seasonal allergies... it was bad. Now I feel great. I have to get out and just do it. Today I kept looking for excuses to stop and walk before I reached my minimum distance, my heart just wasn't in it. I kept telling myself "I'm designed for this", and similar mantras, to keep going, then I even sprinted the last leg of it just so I wouldn't feel like a slacker. It felt good, I left the track feeling calm and focused.
I'm still working out what to do on the off days, I tried yoga last night, but it left me feeling kind of loopy, although my body liked it. I prefer the emotional focus that jogging gives me, to the feeling yoga gives me. I used to do quite a bit of pilates, but one of the exercises didn't agree with my back. I think I prefer just a difficult abs workout, I just need to find a good exercise video for that, since I don't really have time to go to the gym for classes. What I really want to accomplish by that workout is to really strengthen my abs and upper body, as last time I started jogging I injured my back with the impact. I was heavier then, and hadn't found the BTD or it's anti-inflammatory benefits, but I'm still cautious.
My eating is going well too, the wheat I accidentally got last week at a restaurant is now out of my system and things are running smoothly. I cooked a mess of buffalo burgers yesterday to keep myself in the protein for the next few days. I'm starting to feed my son more variety of good foods for his type. All he ever wants is chicken nuggets and watermelon. But he'll eat beans, and this morning he ate all but five of MY blueberries. I'm trying to get him used to the taste of tofu (he's an A), but haven't had much luck yet. So far the other good snacks he likes are: milk-free rice and granola bars, wheat-free milk-free fig newmans, little boxes of rice milk and soy milk. He also likes pears, pinto beans, refried beans, lentils, lentil soup, rice, broccoli (a little), onions and garlic (in foods), peas & eggs. The eggs are a recent victory, he has slightly low iron, so every yolk counts. I went on a shopping spree at the health food store today, mainly foods for him. Soy ice cream, goat yogurt (we'll see about that one), more snack foods, etc.