Well, I am on day 4 and I haven’t cheated, not even a little bit. They way I look at it is that I am only hurting myself if I do. Today is the first day I didn’t pack a lunch for work so i improvised and picked up a hero slim 4 oz burger. Ok, I could have had grilled chicken breast but I have had chicken two days in a row, so I thought it would be ok. The reason they call it a slim is because they put the patty on whole wheat flat bread. Sure, it isn’t as delicious with the regular bun and sweet potato fries and Fresca…but I was just fine with a glass of water and no sides. I ate 3 small clemintines, a granny smith apple throughout the day and a fibre one bar with my tall non-fat latte this am.
Bad foods? A coke zero and a small bag of creamy dill baked lays from the vending machine (3 grams of fat, 130 calories for the entire bag) – hey better than a whole large bag of Smartfood popcorn that I have been able to polish off in a weekend (ok, in various bowls throughout a 3 hour span on my couch watching amazing made for tv movies) but who’s counting?
So believe it or not, my Tuesday night walk was cancelled which turned out to be ok because a. It was pouring /freezing rain and b. I wore brand new Nike’s for my 12km walk on Monday and ended up getting blisters on the top of my heel. The name of today’s blog is called “no pain, no gain” for this in particular. BTW (by the way for those less tech savvy than myself haha ya right!), I am writing this as I am walking. Believe it! I am walking only about 5km tonight and currently I am on Eastern about to head North on Leslie up to Gerrard.
Why such a short walk tonight you may be asking? Because instead of turning around 20 minutes ago because of the pain I am experiencing I figured writing this post from my phone (technology is pretty amazing) would distract me enough to get me far enough so I wouldn’t have the chance to give up.
To give you an idea of the pain, its pretty much every step. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Oh! This stop light will save me for a second…nope just turned green. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Ok. Let me focus on the good here: Positive thinking, right? I am doing something amazingly good for my body right now. It is great for my mind too! I am getting fresh air instead of eating a small poutine and drinking wine thus (yes, I went all Shakespeare on ya) giving me the ability to have traditional cheese curds as divine as they will only sit on my ass and gain yet another pound or four if I’m including gravy.
Ok, so this isn’t so bad. Writing while I walk. Not too shabby. I’m sure writing isn’t what people tend to do during exercise but whatever works right?
The other beauty is that while writing I don’t care about the music on my ipod, I’m just letting it play. Usually my mood changes with every step so I skip through many, many songs so this shuffle setting is a really nice feature right now.
Ok so now I’m on Gerrard. Still cool out and oh, I have to change the song because I can’t handle 80’s. Ok, thanks Madonna. Omg! A new Starbucks! Gerrard and Jones or it has been a long time since I have been on this route. OUCH! Ok I just figured out that stopping is not a good idea. Keep on movin!!
Ok, I really have nothing else to say so I am going to sign off. Tomorrow, day 5! Its been a long time since I’ve gotten to day 5 so I am pretty impressed with myself. Yay me! Second time this week, so I will do one or two more before Sunday. An awesome friend of mine read my post from Monday and sent me a site this week on how to train myself to get to the point of jogging 5km. I will try that either next week or the week after. My main focus this week and possibly next is to get outside and move.
One day at a time, and one step in front of the other…go PFF!