It’s been a while since my last health and fitness update. Maybe these will happen quarterly after all since it’s not something I remember to do that often and that’s usually when my fitness schedule changes anyway.
Dog walking is exercise. I take JuJu to the Shelby Farms dog park when I can, like yesterday. It’s hilly enough that walking for an hour or so at a brisk pace is a decent workout and I count it as my exercise for the day. Luckily this week the weather has turned and warmed up so we should go more often.
Chili is my favorite meal. Currently I’m still loving spicy crockpot chili. It’s so cheap, hearty, and packed with veggies. I think it’s my easiest way to convince myself to eat tomatoes and it’s what I’m eating for lunch today! I’m also making some turkey chili perhaps tomorrow.
Counting steps continues. I’m still wearing my Polar Loop and counting steps as many days as possible. It’s a great reminder to be active and a good way to make sure I’m staying accountable to my goals of moving enough every day. Sometimes it’s just taking breaks, sometimes it’s a long workout, sometimes it’s what I can when I can. It all adds up and my Polar Loop reminds me of that!
Working out at home. I’ve never been one for working out at home but I recently quit my gym membership and want to try it out since I have the extra space and I’d like to save money. I have weights and walk a lot with juju, so adding in a couple exercise DVDs could round out the process. I’ll report back after I’ve done it longer than just a week.
Annual doctor appointments. I always have my yearly doctor appointments in December because it’s easy for me to remember to do before the year ends. After visiting for my annual checkups, I’m reassured that I’m doing well and still healthy. It’s nice to know since I can be a bit of a hypochondriac!
Weight is dropping. It’s slow, it’s soooo slow. But after the small spike upwards during the holidays I’m seeing the numbers going back down. This is something I want to continue all year long. I’m not looking for crazy fast progress since that usually backfires on me, so a nice steady trend downward is what I’d like. Half a pound a week will get me to a nice number and this is the year!
That’s my update for now! Hopefully you are all to a great start this year!