Saturday, April 30, 2011

Third Walk Done.

So I did the 3 walks for the week that I said I was going to.

Yesterdays walk was up that hill again to fetch the carton of eggs...I could make a nursery rhyme outa that.
I remembered my watch this time but not sure if I'm happy I did.  This hill mustn't be as long as I thought as it is a slow walk up but didn't take as long as I thought.  But a half hour walk nearly half uphill so not bad.  Going up is easier as even though it is hard work, when coming down my knees are really under stress and as it is so steep I am worried that I'll fall but over and done with now, the people will be home tomorrow so I don't need to go up there again.

I need to do something else though.  I move better when I have a reason and it's not just for the sake of exercising which all seems like a big waste of time.  But isn't, I do know that.

I've got a few hours mowing to do over the weekend but will think of something for next week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Second Walk For The Week.

I walked up the hill to collect the eggs again today. 
I wasn't very far up it when I realised I still had my yard shoes on and not the walking ones so while I still walked it wasn't the best and I will know about it tomorrow.

On Friday when I go up again I will make sure I have the proper shoes, I know it will make a difference.

Monday, April 25, 2011

One Walk Down, Two to Go.

I am dogsitting for some friends which you'd think would have me walking more but this is an old dog that doesn't walk....
I also agreed to collect the eggs from the chooks of these people.
That means a 5km drive...why aren't I riding it?
I am not riding it because the first bit is along the highway and the last 2 km is all uphill, a steep, narrow, winding road.  But this morning I parked at the electronic dropdown gate and walked the rest of the way to the house, back down to the car then off into the bush for a bit more of a walk.  Heart was pumping, so sad but my bad but next time I will park at the start of the driveway and get twice the uphill walk in.
The start of the driveway is down that way, maybe 700metres.  I have to walk up about the same.

So I have done 1 of the walk/rides for the week, two to go, at least. 
So much for doing something every day. Embarrassed

Not Fitter This Week.

Well I am still around but not doing too much.  Not even doing enough really.
It seems that even though I am fat and unfit I am still thinking that it is a waste of time to go for a walk or a bikeride but I think nothing of being on the computer for hours at a time.  Somehow that's not a waste of time...Dumb aye?  Wouldn't it be great if I couldn't use the computer unless I pedalled a bike, have you seen those setups?  How cool would that be!

I have been outside mowing, mulching, digging...but not enough to get fitter.

So I need a mindchange again.  I need an attitude adjustment.

This week I will be digging up and replanting a bougainvillea, mowing, cleaning out a chookyard....Collecting barrowloads of dirt from the chookyards and then shovelling it onto the gardens.,  washing a couple of windows...
Notice there is no walking or riding in there though...

OK.  This week I WILL walk or ride at least 3 times for at least 30min.

It is written and so it shall be done.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Portion Control.

This week I am going to concentrate on eating more vegetables. 

I have a few things in the fridge that are looking a little manky so will cook them up into a soup with a pumpkin and some sweet potato.
Add that to the rooster and steak in there and the quiche I will make soon and it looks like a week of healthy eating.

Really it's not much different to what we always eat but this week I might try and have smaller portions. 
If I plate up some meals and have them ready to go instead of helping myself from the whole bowl when I am hungry it might restrict things a bit. 

I think I'd be a bit less free with my food if it wasn't free food!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I'm Still Trying.

Very trying according to Hubby...HoHum...

But back to me...I have been mowing, raking, mulching but not walking, riding or stretching.
Until Yesterday when I walked and ran a little bit, along the beach then up a 600metre hill. 
And this morning I rode 20km, half of it into a strong wind that slowed me down to 5km an hour instead of the 20 I was doing when we started out and was heading West.  Turn around to come home again and we were right in line of the Easterly.  It was SO HARD!!!  But fun.   Really.

So I think I am back into the groove and will start doing more again.