I’m sorry that this isn’t a real post. It’s one of those – oh crap, I haven’t posted in awhile kind of posts.
It’s just that things are pretty quiet on the Diet & Exercise front. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
While camping, I certainly ate a little bit of everything. I did eat meat and sugar and processed cheese-food. (squeeze-cheese is a camping standard from my childhood, it had to be done)
I’m not disappointed in how I ate, I had zero intentions of doing otherwise. I ate what I wanted, I enjoyed every bit. The best part is, I did not overboard on anything, and I swam and hiked and walked and just moved a lot! Despite the pancakes and hotdogs, I left the campsite feeling healthier than when I arrived. Since my calf has been injured, I haven’t been able to get out and walk/hike in nature at all this summer, and finally doing so felt so, so right. I hope I can get the pups to the woods real soon!
Since I’ve been back, I haven’t been super strict about anything, either. And I feel surprisingly good. I do think that my very short stint eating vegan has helped me tremendously. I know that it’s not really possible to be “mostly vegan” because that just means… not vegan…. but I think ultimately that is what I’ll be. I won’t be banishing all meat and dairy 100% forever. But I do think that I will prepare my food that way for the majority of my meals. We shall see. Though my diet is ever-evolving, I really feel like I am close to figuring out something that makes me feel good – physically and mentally.
Exercise-wise, I feel a little blah. Since I’ve decided to leave my shoulders pretty much alone… I feel like I am just getting weaker by the day. I mean, hey, I’m in way less pain day-to-day… so that’s something. But I don’t want to lose every ounce of strength I’d built up. Trainer Bob and I are still trying to find that healthy balance.
I decided that I want to get a little more into jump roping though. The bike is boring me, and my calf/knees haven’t allowed much else for heavy cardio, so it should be fun!
In other news – my sister is moving to Florida… and I mean literally, like, she is on the road heading there right this second.
I’m really bummed about this, and I’m gonna miss her something fierce.
Also, Joel’s Grampa is not doing well. He took a fall a few days ago and broke a lot of bones in his face and arms. The concussion he incurred set off the already worsening dementia, and his mental state is very unstable. We’re very worried, and being states away and unable to help is disheartening. And of course, further drives home my sadness and worry over my sister moving so far, too!
Okay, okay, no more sad news! In good news - my tattoo is healing up really well, it’s in the disgusting crusty sloughing-off phase right now… which is a good thing. I even got my first compliment from a stranger in the grocery store! Love it!
And last but not least…
Chai’s butt is perfection.
Ok, her face is cute too.