One of the things she told me I needed to do was exercise for at least 20 mins a day and 2 x 20 mins on Saturday and Sunday. Apart from one or two days when we had family over for dinner after work and we went to see Pink, I have done this. Not that I can see any difference on the scales but never the less, I have done it. Mostly. Yesterday I only did 32 mins. Today I did 28 mins.
To be honest I feel a bit silly posting about the 20 min walks that I have been doing when I see the exercise that others do and I have to remind myself that I am me and I need to do things at the pace that is right for me for now. The more I do, the more I will be able to do. And, I have to stop comparing myself to what I was doing previously - right now I don't think I could walk 10km never mind run 10km in 63 mins !!!!! But, the past is the past and right now I need to look forward.
Anyway, back to my walk tonight. It's amazing the difference at home now that A has left again. K called me on her way home from work to tell me about something that had happened at work and how she had handled it in a mature manner - which is good because sometimes she can be very head strong and talk first think later kind of girl !! Anyway, then she offered to go to Coles to get what I needed for dinner to save me having to stop on my way home from work. Where is my child and who is this living in my house ? Oh yes, A has left so the 'nice' K is back !!! How am I going to deal with these two when A is home permanently ????????????????????????????
I got home and she was watching Hamish and Andy and when I came through dressed to walk she asked me how far I was going. I told her and she asked if I could wait a minute while she got changed as she would come with me on her skateboard. I waited and off we went. She bloody well gave me a few heart attacks as the board stopped and she ran off the front of it. As she was skating along I was shouting "Mind out for the cars coming" and thought to myself "No matter how old she is, she is still my child and I am still watching out for her." She was pushing on ahead and then coming back and high-fiving me as she went past and then turning and pushing on ahead and high-fiving me on the way past. We chatted when she was close and were quiet when she was too far away. At one point she went to high five me and I had the phone and remote in my hand and so lent over with my other hand and she offered to carry my phone and the garage remote. I gave them to her and then a little while later realised that with her skating backwards and forwards, I wasn't going to get a true reading of how far I had walked so I got the phone back from her.
My BIL was putting in petrol at the servo across the road when we came to cross the road and so I went and waited for him to come out from paying for the petrol. In the meantime K had jumped into his car and hid in the back seat. We chatted a while and then he went and got in the car. A little while later K came running out. She said she didn't think he got a fright when she popped up at the back - but that was probably because she was laughing so much he probably heard her !!!! I had to laugh. The two of them have so much fun together - call each other "Cuzzie" even though they are uncle and niece. He always teases her that she is 2 yrs older than she is and she used to get really upset about it - now she just plays along. He has a seniors card so we are always teasing him about how old he is. It's great to have family that you can joke with like that.
Anyway, I had a good walk. Got home and made a great chicken stir fry with enough for another couple of meals. I found the things that I have to send off to the medical aid in the morning and now I am about to watch a movie I recorded ages ago and get some crocheting done.
Today is Tuesday to I am linking in with Essentially Jess for #IBOT - like all good bloggers do !!!!
Have the best week and take care !
Have you exercised today ?
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