Daily Improvements

The day isn’t over yet, but I’m feeling pretty good about it. I got up early and went for my blood test (and I’ve made the appointment to discuss the results with my doctor), then I went for a walk. It turns out that one of the city’s botanical gardens is an easy 15-minute drive from my house, and it’s a really nice place to go for a morning walk. I’ll admit that it was more of a meandering stroll than a Power Walk, and I stopped for 15 minutes halfway through to meditate in the Japanese Garden. It was awesome. According to my Fitbit, I walked about 1000 steps in 15 minutes, then another 2500 steps in 30 minutes. And not only did I enjoy (almost) every minute of it, there was a cafe waiting for me at the end of the walk.

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I’ve eaten pretty well today (although I skipped breakfast again, using the fasting for my blood test as an excuse), and I’ve nearly finished a meal plan for next week (I’ve got the meals worked out and now I just need to figure out the snacks). I’ve meditated (the one thing I’ve stuck with throughout the holidays). I’ve read a book for pleasure. I’ve done some work around the house and yard (any time my wife gets time off from work, it’s Spring Cleaning, regardless of the season). I’ve drunk four big glasses of water. I’ve done an upper body workout. I’ve spent time with my family. I walked over 10k steps for the first time since Xmas Eve. I got 6 hours of sleep (my goal is 7, but because I wake frequently throughout the night, I lose about an hour). I’m doing (almost) all the things, y’all. I’m living the dream!

Well, maybe that’s a bit much, but I’m definitely getting back on track after the holidays, and it’s feeling pretty damned good. Except getting up at 5. That still sucks. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Daily Improvements

    1. It is a really nice place to walk, even though I’m still struggling to adjust to the heat and humidity here. I got to the “Arid Plants” section and saw giant cacti and broke out into a sweat just looking at them. I couldn’t bring myself to do it, and cut through a lovely bamboo forest to get to the cafe! 🙂 I am looking at pics and videos of all the ice and snow from my friends in the US and Canada and it is freaking me out.

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      1. Yes we just had a long cold snap, and are headed into another for the weekend…temps back down to around -35 C with windchill. Not conducive to getting out and walking, at least not for me!

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  1. Oh no, definitely no walking (or anything else outdoors) weather. I’ve never experienced that kind of cold (maybe -8 C a few cold mornings), but I think all I’d want to do is put on every piece of clothing I own and bury myself under a pile of blankets with a book and a hot beverage and come out only once spring had sprung.

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