First, let me say, I have never been a person who has enjoyed exercise. I wasn't into team sports, I was always picked last in gym class, I was never asked to play on the school yard (I wouldn't have picked me), in fact I am so uncoordinated and inflexible I could never do a somersault or touch my toes.
As a kid, this wasn't a problem. I walked to school, I biked with friends etc. As an adult, this became more of a problem as life required me to sit more. As an adult I tried:
-archery (was terrible, they politely asked me to not come back)
-Racquet ball - I didn't hate this
-Zumba - I am a terrible dance but loved the instructor and seeing my sister
-Boxing - I loved it, but the classes were designed for athletes, so they weren't that encouraging for me
-Yoga - Completely terrible, but it always made me feel good
-Golf - am going to try and get into this if spring ever comes!
Now my daily exercise currently looks like this:
-30 minute walk in the morning with the dogs (this has been the norm since we got Hailey)
-10 minute walk (at least) as often as possible after lunch and dinner (it aids in digestion, but I don't need to go out in terrible weather which has been a lot lately)
-30 minutes of yoga at night (I can't put it into my morning and get 8 hours sleep). I am still terrible at it, but at least in the comfort of my own home, no one needs to see me not be able to touch my toes! I am loving the webiste https://www.doyogawithme.com.
I am also suppose to mediate in the morning (hasn't officially
happened yet but I do sort of meditate while walking). I need to do deep breathing before eating and I am not allowed to be on the computer, watching TV, etc. while eating. (I have not been 100% at this, but I am trying, even though it takes away at least 30 minutes of my blog time a day and I resent that).
This is the first food I got to introduce. If you asked me what my favourite food (besides chocolate
was), I would say the potato. I love fries, chips, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad . . . I think the only type of potato I don't love is scalloped.
As I have to eat increasing amounts of potato over 4 days, my husband made me mashed potatoes, using chicken stock and a spread that meets the diet.
Day one: 2-3 bites. Ok I made it like a hundred bites and enjoyed every second.
Day two: See picture. So, so good.
Woke up this morning feeling like there was a lump in my gut. I am hoping this will pass. If not, maybe potato has to go. We will see.