It was during Thanksgiving weekend, November 23rd at my parents house, that I hurt
my Achilles tendon after working out on their elliptical. I didn’t stretch properly and their elliptical machine was not as sturdy as mine. So I had to stay off my foot for a few days. The pain was unbearable at times. I couldn’t sleep and wondered how long will the pain last. It took close to a week before I could head out to do anything, and a few weeks to get back to a comfortable walking pace. So I cut back on my exercise routine. Didn’t cut back on my food. I started to pick up my old habits again and didn’t care.
I started to get back into my exercise routine. Too bad I found that I am lacking in the drive to get in better shape. My blood pressure went up a little and so did my weight. I do a half-ass job on the elliptical and then grab a snack shortly afterwards. I stopped walking during lunch, stopped taking the stairs, and started to eat muffins and “fancy pastries” for breakfast.
The company I’m contracted to for IT support is going through some changes, and it is for the better. I’m being challenged on several levels and it’s great, except for the stress at times. Inoticed I’ve been stress eating at work or late at night. The company sent me on a business trip to inventory IT equipment and provide support to the employees, and when it was complete I drove to the Outer Banks to stop at a brewery to pickup some beer for a buddy and me. I purchased 4 cases of beer (2 of which were for me).
All the new clothes I purchased are a little snug, and I’m not happy about it. Take a few pictures standing next to a 360 degree camera, and you will see how good or bad you look.
I continue to walk on Tuesday nights while my daughter is at religious education, and I hike on some Saturdays at Carousel Park. That’s not enough, I need to get back on track!
My new goal is to see a change in my attitude towards exercise by the end of April. I need to learn (again) not to give in to my old eating habits. Go back to yogurt and granola for breakfast. Continue to eat salads for lunch, and stop having seconds at dinner. Skip beer during the week and only have one or two on Saturdays.