Health challenge update - One

I've been sticking to my routine of walking on average 3 km almost every day. And on some days, Dr. T invited me for a walk and we more than made up for any days I missed. We've usually ended up walking 6.5 to 7.5 km an outing. Time flies and great distances can be covered when you're in good company!

As for the food, it took me a while to get a handle on it. I wasn't exactly compliant at the beginning. But for the past week, the old Whole 30 habits kicked in and, although I wasn't taking on a Whole 30 challenge, my meals have been mostly compliant.

On Tuesday night, when I was feeling a little lost, I re-read My first Whole 30 blog posts. It was good to be reminded of the struggles and accomplishments I had during that challenge. I was also reminded of how tasty many of my meals were.

Now I'm at a point when I need to add strength training. I haven't quite figured out what to do yet. It will be body-weight exercises for sure, but I don't know what and how many repetitions and sets. There are many resources online. I'll figure it out soon.

No! That's not good enough! It's too vague! I will have my routine figured out by Monday. My body-weight workout days will start this coming Monday and will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Of course I'll continue walking pretty much every day. I'll keep my regular walks (not accompanied by Dr. T) to about 3 to 3.5 km for now and will aim for 4 km starting November 1st.

For some strange reason, it's like my mind won't let me believe than anything I do will change my current physical condition. I know that's not true because I've done it in the past. I lost weight during the Whole 30 challenge. How can the results be much different if I eat pretty much the same way as I did?

Also, the month when I was going to the gym for general conditioning workouts, I truly felt a difference in my body. I had gone to the nature museum with my nephew and we took the stairs instead of the elevators to visit all 4 floors. And it wasn't much of a struggle to do so. So because I'm working out, that will also make a difference.

Anyway, I'm trying not to dwell on the lies my brain is telling me. I'll just eat well and workout anyway. I'll surely be better for it.

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