The long and winding road to fitness, day 14

The Marylebone farmers' market in London, Unit...

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Fourteen days.  Two weeks!!  I’m doing it!  I went to the farmers market this morning and got some delicious peaches as well as some veggies (can you tell I like fruit a lot more than I like veggies?), did quite a bit of walking around and a little people watching (the elderly couple walking through the market holding hands, the little boy wading in the water…both adorable). 

I kind of went over on my calories for the day though.  I ate close to 2,000 calories today.  I don’t really have any excuses other than I didn’t plan what I was going to eat.  Learning from this, I’ve got tomorrow’s meals and snacks planned out.  That seems to be the best way for me to stay within my calorie range…and why not utilize what works, right?

My exercise was light today too.  The walking I did at the farmers market plus about 10 minutes of faster paced walking earlier, and that was it.  Tomorrow I’ll get in more exercise.  I’m going to increase my cardio minutes again.  I’m still doing cardio that is low impact in an attempt to avoid the knee pain I had last year while running.  I’m also going to work hard to build muscle, in the hope that it will provide additional support to my knees.  I can definitely tell I’m not in my twenties any more…

I’m a little disappointed in how I did today, but I’m not going to allow that to derail my efforts.  I’m just going to be stronger tomorrow, plan better and do what needs to be done.  Have you ever had a bad day (or even part of a day) and then just thrown in the towel?  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve done that, but not today, not tomorrow…I’m just going to keep moving forward, one step at a time…come on!!

4 Responses

  1. I went backward yesterday. I’m not going to let it turn into a trend. Right back at it today.

    Farmers markets are so much fun and the veggies so delicious. Blessings to you…

    • Yeah, I think that’s the key…to not allow the days we don’t do so well to derail us completely. I think even people who have never had weight issues occasionally eat too much, they just don’t do it all the time…looking forward to hearing how you do today!!

  2. I seriously thought I blew it today, but turned out ok when I added it up tonight. Eating only two meals probably helped. We walked around a couple of garden centers and a shopping center parking lot that held a holiday weekend event and art show. Pretty hot to be out in the sun, so I think I sweat off a few pounds. (yeah, right–wishful thinking) We’re going to stumble from time to time, we just can’t let it keep us down. Low-impact is the way to go. We don’t need injuries or pain to derail us. Slow and steady wins the race. 🙂

    • It was awfully hot here too…it looks like it’s going to rain today. I went out for a walk early this morning, just in case!! I just have to go with low impact for now, what with having gained so much weight and previous injuries…I’ll get back to running at some point in time, but I doubt if it’ll be any time soon.

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