I was able to move my Total Gym up to level 5 and work for about 10 minutes. My back is still a little sore but much better than yesterday. I was going to make an impromptu journey to the garden to check on the beans and tomatoes but when I glanced out the front door window I saw something that stopped me.
Those little ones were with their momma cat in the overgrowth near my garden yesterday. I felt sorry for the momma cat she looked kind of rough and skinny. So I brought some food and now their on my front porch… My garden is at least 200 feet if not more from my porch. If can tame them I’ll try to find them good homes, but there are so many strays around this neighborhood.
Going to be a short one. My back has been bothering me all week. I have been trying to stretch it out and relax, but so far still bothering me. Hopefully it will feel good enough to hit the TG in the morning.
One way or another, I’m not letting myself guilt trip over this. My body is telling me not to and I am listening. I have been keeping my calories low and will be back to exercising as soon as my back feels better. It should be soon. It is not an injury but unusual activity for my cycle. So, it should pass soon.
As I stated in my video yesterday I was feeling pretty achy yesterday. By bedtime I was feeling much more normal. Today I have only a mild ache in my back. So, today’s goal is get in that missed exercise.
I haven’t decided what I will do after work yet, but likely TG time or maybe some dancerobics. We shall see.
It’s a beautiful day outside. Hopefully it is where you are too.
Ok, well, I thought I’d discuss energy today. I hear that complaint from people every day. “I don’t have the energy.”
Well, where do we get “the energy”?
Now, to start, there can be some good reasons you don’t have energy like you used to or feel you should. Are you ill? Are you injured? Did you get little or no sleep? Are you dealing with an emotional blow? Those are all very real reasons you may feel you have little to no energy. If you are healing something, your body will try to conserve energy to compensate for the unusual amount needed to do the healing.
Sometimes, though, it’s not a lack of energy we are dealing with, but a lack of motivation or want. Myself, I’ve said I don’t have energy to exercise when feeling lazy, but it’s really I’d rather be a couch potato. Once I’m up and moving I find it’s not an energy issue at all. Other times if I’m feeling blah or a bit sad, I find meditation, music or humor can energize me.
Basically, we, as humans, do have a base amount of energy but can tap into more and expand the available amount when we need or want to. This does not mean you shouldn’t rest when you need to. It does not mean you have endless supplies of energy. Every battery needs a recharge or is depleted at some point.
So, basically, listen to your body but don’t listen to the sloth in us all.
Yep, it once again is a fabulous Sunday. Yesterday we had to replace one of our AC units. It was the one in my room. It was the original that had come with the house and,after multiple years, just worked less and less. We replaced it and now it’s much more comfy all over the house. Exercise should be less sweaty as well 🙂
Today I will be making something forbidden by so many when they’re in the process of losing weight. Pasta. And worse still, Alfredo pasta. Each portion of this is between 500 and 700 calories depending on how I make it. Can it be made healthier? Yes. Is it unhealthy as I make it? No.
Something that took me a while to understand and the accept is there is no unhealthy food, really. There are unhealthy habits, portions and feelings around foods. Yes, some people may react to certain foods different ways and some may find it easier to avoid certain situations entirely. That isn’t a fully healthy long term solution for many, though.
If I were to over eat ( eat beyond my hunger or needs) then that would be unhealthy. Over the past 30 years or so portions commonly sold and shown are far more than an average person should consume. I, like most, was unaware of how much I actually needed to feel full.
I also no longer eat my feelings. Yes I enjoy chocolate, but I don’t reach for it because I’m happy or stressed.
Mindlessly eating is another unhealthy habit. Don’t eat directly from a bag unless you are literally counting the individual chips, pretzels, candies or whatever it is your snacking on. How can you keep to portion control or serving sizes unless you know how much you’ve eaten.
For example, I often will have veggie chips and 7 layer dip as a meal or larger snack. I literally count the chips as I eat them so I don’t mindlessly consume too many.