I injured my leg awhile ago and so have had to cut back on my walking and hiking for the past couple months. In addition I’ve been stress eating with abandon over the past few weeks because the thought of dying from a virus will do that.
Fast forward to today. For the past couple of days the weather has been nicer than usual and I’ve been going out for a daily walk. I felt pretty good about myself, as a result, and my leg held up to the additional bipedal motion.
So why not weigh myself and dash my false hopes?
I haven’t weighed myself in a while because what’s the point? I knew I was gaining weight and nothing was going to change until my leg was fully mended or the world stopped becoming scarier by the day.
But if I’m going to start walking more as my mobility range increases, I thought it might be useful to establish a baseline.
191 pounds, FFS!
I’ve never been that heavy. At best, after nine months going to the gym four days a week with a personal trainer I was at 165 pounds and in amazing shape. At worse I was at 187, and I’d always claw my weight back down a few pounds to avoid hitting 190.
I’ve heard (from my willpower) that starting a new diet and exercise plan may not be the best thing to take on during a pandemic. Plus eating favorite junk foods from your childhood is all the rage right now: Cheetos anyone?
Unfortunately, the leg still isn’t fully heeled for 3-4 miles a day, which is what I need both for physical and mental fitness: I tend to stress eat less when I can hike or walk four or five miles.
Well, I will reflect on three questions that I challenged @zorxique to try for two weeks.
What was good about today? My leg being healed enough to go for a longer walk with my spouse this afternoon, and with beautiful sunny weather.
What could’ve been better? What could’ve been better is the number on the scale this evening.
What can I do tomorrow to make it even better than today? A small thing I can do after dinner tomorrow is to change my evening snacking from sugary snacks to salty snacks (pretzels, popcorn). Also adding in some fruit as well as some protein (nuts, cheese).