Friday, March 15, 2013

walking + pictures + food + glass

hello friday, you are looking good. nice to see you again.

i am going to be focusing on walking now as my main exercise. based on feedback from my specialists, i am going to cut down on running for a while to minimize physical stress on my body. so no 5ks in my near future. yesterday was the first time that i went for a walk by myself since surgery. it was very odd to walk the loop that i used so much to train for the 5k, it felt like i had to hold my feet down to keep them from starting to run on their own. i really miss running. but i am now focused on the new goal of keeping my immune system in tip top shape, so that is what i will keep my mind on when my legs just want to kick it into high gear for a couple of miles. as i was walking, i came across three deer who were slowly walking and taking their time. i think that they were sending me a sign that walking works for them, so it will be just fine for me as well. i also found a lucky penny that i picked up off the street. so between the deer and the penny, i am feeling pretty good about my new walking routine.

i accomplished a good step with pictures yesterday. i went and printed out all of the pictures from this year so far, and i will put them into a book next week. it was tough but i did it, and i did it without tears (which surprised me and probably would have scared the nice man who was helping me).
i drank my first green smoothie yesterday. i would be lying if i said that i loved it, i would be lying if i said i really liked it. but i drank half of it and so that is a start.
getting used to the new food plan is continuing. my friend sasha and i went aisle browsing yesterday and it is so entertaining to walk up and down the aisles to look for things that are gluten free/dairy free/sugar free/soy free. it is like a little game of hide and seek - and i think that most of the foods that i can now eat did a pretty good job of hiding:) i had a great dinner last night at a restaurant with a lot of great options i could eat, hello corn cakes and brussel sprouts. yum - i was still full this morning when i woke up.
when i finally did get hungry this morning, i whipped up some buckwheat cereal, almond milk, blueberries and strawberries.
last night was our monthly girls mystery night, and it was my turn to pick the spot. i chose the chihuly garden and glass center at seattle center. it was awesome. pretty amazing to see all of the beautiful pieces that he has created with glass.

we got to see the sun set against the space needle while the rain came falling down from sky. yep, it is definitely march in seattle.
have a great weekend peeps, make the most of it. xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Do you make your own almond milk? I have to lower sugar intake and just noticed that my store bought almond milk has sugar in it. It is the chocolate almond milk so maybe that is why. Lowering sugar intake is hard. Almost everything has sugar in it.
    Scarlett June