Disruption in routines
Friday, March 22, 2019
After a horrible month long battle with the cold that did not want to go away and left me feeling very weak and followed by a month of recovering from cataract surgery which limited my ability to exercise, my wonderful exercise routine was gone. This was followed by spending a week with family so I had little control over my schedule which didn't help.
I am ready to get back to a regular exercise routine but my motivation has been slow in coming back. My exercising has been very on again and off again due to all of the health interruptions and travel but my goal is to walk every day. I know that once I get started again it is easier to keep it up. So getting dressed in walking clothes in the morning really helps and making sure that I schedule appointments in the afternoon keeps my mornings clear to exercise.
During this time, I have been mostly doing the eating between 9am and 6 pm with no snacking (inspired by Maree1953 and Dr. Jason Fung.) I also stopped eating dairy because I have been having tummy issues for months now. Somewhere along the way this last year my inside chemistry changed, it may be that bunion surgery last year and the limited mobility were the instigators. Changing to coconut milk and eating vegan spread has eliminated the problems. Giving up cheese has been somewhat of an issue but not having tummy problems feels so much better. The good news is that after battling to get back down to Maintenance weight I have lost 7 pounds.
So I am feeling good about the Spring time and looking at keeping up my routine and monitoring my eating.
On a side note, I was in San Diego for the weekend with the DD and family and decided to do the drive north back home through the inland Lake Elsinore area rather than follow the coast route. In all the years I have looked at wildflowers, I have never seen the hills so thick with golden California poppies. The freeway winds through the hills and the traffic came to a complete stop. For miles the hillsides and hill tops looked like someone had gone through and sprayed red-gold paint on them. It was amazing. Spring is here.