I got in 7.5 miles yesterday thanks to Tang Soo Do class last night. We also worked on Staff forms, which meant swinging a 6' staff over my head and controlling it into downward blocks and attacks. My arms and back are feeling used and abused! The best thing is that I looked in the mirror before getting in the shower last night and noticed that my back has become so much flatter. There is very little 'back fat'.. compared to months ago when I had 2 or 3 rolls back there. I have a tattoo on my shoulder blade, or at least that's where it was when I first got it. As I gained weight it was moved higher up on my shoulder.... it has now settled back down to where it was meant to be! I'm telling you, little changes make the best motivation!
Today I am heading into town to go grocery shopping. I think it is funny that we live hundreds of miles away from the city yet we have no 'farmers markets'. I really wish we had one. I would love to have fresh fruits and veggies... and not have the temptation on every isle. My goal for today's shopping trip is to buy clean... in other words, nothing from the middle isles. I will stick to the outside isles that have the meat, bread, veggies and fruits. We need to focus on eating better in this house. We don't eat bad, but I would like to see us get away from spaghetti, mac n cheese (the kids eat it, I don't!), hot dogs and packaged food all together.
I was watching 'You Are What You Eat' on the BBC channel. This lady is hilarious... she even takes poo samples (and she is very honest about how they smell!). Anyway, she had the couple write down everything that they ate in one week. When she went to their house she placed all the food on their table. It was disgusting. It was mostly a mountain of french fries topped off with more fried 'stuff' and one lone peach sitting among the heap. It made me think about what I had eaten all week.... would there be a mountain of fruits and veggies on that table? Or would bread and sweets out number them? She has her own website where you can be a virtual client of hers... check it out here. One of the things that is mentioned on her website is that 57% of people fail to produce a poo everyday! Is this you?
Ok, enough dirty talk!
Walk, walk, walk
Focus: food, water, vitamins
See you tomorrow!