DS knows what his situation has done to me. At least he knows some of it. He’s over here a lot. Spends many nights. He’s not used to being home without his family. He works so hard to try to make it up to me. My car is washed and waxed weekly. He cooks, he cleans, he does laundry. Finally, yesterday, as he was cleaning and detailing the inside of my car, I told him I had a job for him. I said, “You know how crummy I feel. I have to get motivated and get back to eating healthy and exercising. Your job is to be my personal trainer. Make sure I have something healthy to eat and don’t let me get by without exercising.” He took up the gauntlet.
He went to the store and got me lots of yogurt and a couple of lean cuisines. He already has dinner planned for tonight. Vietnamese dry pork rolls. Seasoned strips of pork loin and fresh homegrown tomato slices wrapped in lettuce leaves with a spicy dipping sauce. He says we’re either going bike riding this evening or I’m getting on my treadmill. It’ll give him something to take his mind off everything and it may help me get back to a healthier style of living. Otherwise, I’m afraid he’s going to polish the paint right off my car.
I joined Sparkspeople a long time ago. Get a list of those emails every week and I delete them. Never really took the time to figure out how to use the site. I’m going to start working with it today. All about that accountability.
4:30 – I’m struggling with exercise. I came home and changed clothes. Went upstairs and my treadmill was buried under luggage and boxes again. Cleared it off but I couldn’t find my headphones. Someone must have borrowed them and didn’t put them back. Finally found a pair of earbuds (which I don’t like) but then the battery in my MP3 player was dead. So were the next four batteries I tried. Now I’m sitting here waiting for them to recharge. I will exercise today.
Alrighty then! I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I know…that’s not much but I’m celebrating anyway. Took the incline up to 4% at 5 minute intervals and kept the speed at 2.8. Well, hey! It’s better than nothing! I burned up 123 calories.