This was a good week for a first week of trying to get back on track. As I posted earlier, I have had a difficult time following a healthy eating and exercise regimen and basically fell off the wagon for a couple of months. On Monday I started to turn it around and have done well with my clean eating all week. I have THE worst sweet tooth; I am beginning to believe all of those articles I have seen lately about sugar being an addictive drug. So, for me, success on this healthy road is defined by not digging into ice cream, oreo cookies, those fantastic desserts from Costco. I have also reduced my bread intake to nil since I could eat a whole loaf with molasses!! This week my sweet tooth was satisfied with a bowl of fresh fruit and it wasn’t all that hard! Well,it was a little tough!
The next step is to get back to regular exercise. This past week I was supposed to start golf in the ladies’ league. We got rained out and frankly, it has been brutally miserable with rain and cold temperatures all week….until today! Today the sun was out and, while it was still cool, I went for a brisk walk along Rennies River trail and around Long Pond. It took me about an hour; I even managed to do a few short uphill sprints….just a few!
It is always nice to meet people I know on the trails. Today I passed a couple of friends and I couldn’t help but think that they were out to honour and celebrate their wife and mother whose funeral was earlier today. She was a vibrant personality who loved life, did wonderful things during her life and fought a great battle; no doubt she was smiling down on her guys as they were out doing something good for themselves on this beautiful day.
So….do good things! Be kind to others and just as importantly, be good and kind to yourself! Leave them something to honour and celebrate!