The healthy eating and exercise vary. Starting over for the second half of this year. Well, things didn't get so bad as to say I am "starting over," but close. There were a couple of months of illness and family emergencies, etc, that got in the way. But right now the future looks clear, and I want to live it moving, not sitting in one place.
I have walked every day this week. Roughly half a mile Monday and Tuesday. That is the distance around the block our house is on. Yesterday I went to the gym to begin an interval training plan. Week 1 starts with (warm-up walk 5 mins then) (Jog for 30 seconds, walk for 90 seconds) 7 times.
After the 4th jog I considered stopping. My breathing was off, and I just felt blah. I did the 5th anyway. I decided to not decide to quit until I KNEW I could not keep going. When the time came for the 6th I could NOT handle jogging. But, I decided to keep walking rather than stop altogether. I was able to jog again when the 7th would have started. So, I walked 3:30 between 5 and 6. That helped a lot. I intended to do the same thing for the 7th, but ended up getting confused and jogged after only walking 3 mins. No big deal.
Went home, relaxed, had some lunch, went back to the gym to walk in the pool for a few hours.
I LOVE walking in the pool. First, there is the general fun that being at a poll always is. Second, the water takes so much of the pressure off my knees that it is unreal. 6 years ago I needed a cane to walk across my living room, my arthritis was so bad. But I could walk with no trouble in the pool. That's how I got this exercise thing started (though it took a while to really get rolling.)
We stayed at the pool for 3 hours and I walked back and forth in the 25 meter lap pool for 3.5 kilometers. I felt fine (physically) afterwards. I felt AMAZING emotionally. After the pool I had to drive 40 minutes to pick JD up from work and then 40 minutes back. That had my muscles aching. It didn't really get much better before bedtime and I had trouble getting comfortable enough to sleep.
This morning after I dropped him off I went to the gym. My plan was to get a few miles on the elliptical bike, since that is low impact on my knees. But they were both in use. I hopped on a treadmill for a slow walk workout (No jogging allowed, or even walking too fast!) I figured I'd do a mile and then go. I got to .8 miles when a bike became available. I considered finishing my mile, but I was worried about losing the bike. I went to the bike, got 2 miles in, then, before I left, hopped back on the treadmill and picked up the .2 miles I was short of my goal.
All in all I feel good today, the walking/biking helped with the left-over soreness from yesterday. My only complaint is that I am tired, since I had trouble sleeping. I will probably take a nap after lunch.
I may even get back in the pool after that.