Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Never Been More Glad...

I realized yesterday just in how much better shape I am in.

Everyday Mr. Grumpbutt and I leave the apartment about a half an hour before we have to pick 3ft up at school. We go on a 1.5 mile power walk that puts us in front of 3ft's classroom about 5 - 7 minutes before the boy is going to be let out. That way I can get some extra exercise in and Mr. Grumpybutt really loves going for the walks.

Well, yesterday I decided to shake things up a bit and take a different route. Spatial distances are not my thing, obviously, as the route I decided to take was A LOT longer than the one I usually do. I'd figured they'd be about the same and left at the normal time. I realized at 11:20 when I wasn't even halfway to 3ft's school yet that, Oh. My. God, I had a long way to go still. 3ft would've been devastated if I wasn't waiting outside with the rest of the parents to pick him up.

I couldn't let that happen.

So Mr. Grumpybutt and I ran the rest of the way. Mr. Grumpybutt thought this was particularly fun if the giggles coming out of the stroller were any indication. I got to 3ft's school with TWO MINUTES to spare. I was there long enough to just catch my breath and adjust Mr. Grumpybutt in his chair when 3ft came bounding out of the classroom. All I can say is thank god that kid walks slow and gets distracted so I had an easy walk home.

4 months ago that would not have even been possible. Well, I probably wouldn't have been in that position to begin with because honestly exercise was something to seriously be avoided. But had I gotten the notion to go on a forced march, there would've been NO WAY I'd have made it to get 3ft on time. His poor little dejected face would've been waiting for me in the office when I strolled up huffing and puffing.

Just one more benefit my healthy living has done for me. I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise -45 minute power walk, 20 minutes of Wii Fit Strength Training and Yoga, and 20 minutes of jogging around the apartment.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 112

Only Water - Day 107

Total Pounds Lost - 41.7

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Granola Bar
Lunch - Red Lobster 1/2 entree of Wood Grilled Scallops, Shrimp, and Chicken w/ rice pilaf and broccoli.
Mid-Afternoon Snack -Cinnamon Sugar Cookie S'more
Dinner - Oven Roasted Chicken and vegetables

Total Day Calories - 1119 (approximately)


Melanie Hooyenga said...

Lisa you are awesome! It must feel so great to see your hard work paying off in real life. :)

Lisa Dovichi said...

Hooey, YES!!! I can't even begin to describe the feeling! :D