The long and winding road to fitness, day 43

I felt much more rested today and was able to get a lot more done over the course of the day.  I went out a little after 6 am for a walk…it was still terribly hot and humid, came home just a bit sweaty.  But it was much nicer at 6 am than it was this afternoon.  Whew…I hate to say this, but I’m ready for fall.  Fall has always been my favorite time of the year in Indiana and I’m sure this year will be no different.  I like those crisp mornings and the vivid blue skies, the humidity drops to a much more humane level, and you can sleep with the windows open.  It’ll be here before we know it.

I walked for 30 minutes today and worked in the garden for another 30 minutes.  That was the total of my exercise for the day.  I’ve skipped strength training for a few days, time to get back with it.  My eating was really good.  I’ve had a little less than 1500 calories for the day.  I got a lot of cooking in for food to take to work (tomorrow’s lunch is grilled veggies on whole wheat focaccia…which I made myself).  I also canned some pickles and peppers…the kind of canning where you store the jars in the fridge rather than in the pantry.  I put both of those on my veggie sandwiches…yum…better than Subway.

My next day off I’m going to have to do something with zucchini.  I think I’ll make some zucchini bread (a healthier recipe) and then just shred the rest and put it in the freezer for later.  I’ve only got one zucchini plant, but one is more than enough this year.  Maybe I’ll whip up that zucchini crust pizza I mentioned the other day.   We’ll see…

So, did you do any cooking this weekend?  What are your plans for the week?

Holy moly, this is my 200th post

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I realized a couple of days ago, that I was approaching my 200th post on my blog here at Word Press.  When I looked back through the postings month by month, I realized that I’ve really gotten serious about it in the past 4 months, posting more days than not.  July was my best month to date.  I posted every single day during the month of July, often posting a blog in the morning and my fitness blog in the evening.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I actually write a blog before work (are you serious?  I’d have to get up at 3 am in order to exercise, write my three pages and then blog).  I usually write several on my days off and post them later in the week.

I’ve always been a writer, but I was often the only person who read what I wrote.  What an honor that there are people out there who are actually reading what I’m writing, often taking the time to leave comments about it.  I feel like I’ve made new friends and reconnected with some old friends through my writing.  I’ve also been able to figure out, to a degree, this crazy thing called life by putting my feelings, thoughts and experiences into words, kind of like journaling when I was a kid but without worrying about whether or not my brothers would find my diary and tell everyone my secrets.

Speaking of secrets, I find myself debating with myself about how much of my personal life to reveal in this very public blog.  There are things I want to write about, but I have to take into consideration that the people I work with and for have access to everything I write here.  Not that I’m ashamed of anything, but there are things that I’d be uncomfortable with co-workers and employers knowing about me…or maybe I’m being egotistical in thinking they would even read what I write…or maybe not…maybe I’m just being cautious in protecting my privacy.  I’m sure my closest friends and family members know exactly what I’m talking about…but we’ll leave that for another day.

I’m so thankful for the opportunity to put my life into words (without me actually having to know anything about web design and all that putting up my blog on my own would entail).  Thanks, WordPress, for making this easy for this technologically impaired blogger.  Hey, I’m really a blogger!  Cool!