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!