Beautiful day

We were in the 80’s today but the humidity was in the low 30’s.  Just gorgeous.  It felt good to coach a soccer game tonight and enjoy playing with the kids.  I did a couple of walks during breaks too as well as a great 40 minute workout on the treadmill.  I tried running for the first 10 minutes and then brought my speed down as I increased the incline.  Once again I loved my heart rate monitor.  I was able to keep myself in a specific heart range when I wanted it to be intense and found a good cooling pace when I needed a minute of rest.  It really helps me push myself and yet I wasn’t so exhausted as I have been before on the treadmill.  I love that thing.

I had another victory last night.  Last night I went to a friend’s place to help with some computer problems.  On the way back I had planned to stop by the grocery store to pick up some ice cream and apples.  I love ice cream, especially in the summer and I’ve been really good about my portions during this whole time of the change.  I’ve never had more than what I determined early on as an allowable portion.  It’s been a treat.  As I was walking up to the grocery store, I said to myself  “I don’t need this.”  Right at the door I stopped, turned around and left.  I don’t need it and going to try to be without it for a month.   What’s going to help is the fruit smoothies my wife has been making for us.  Keep ’em coming!

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