There's a time to push and a time to recharge.

Country Road
It's Easter Sunday and I'm 200 miles from where I usually write my Sunday blog posts. Today we are in Oregon to enjoy Easter dinner with Cindy's family who live in the area. They're all great cooks and the thought of all those calories has me a little worried. But that's another story about will power. I'll let you know how that works out at another time.

I ended last week feeling good about my ongoing diligence for walking and paying attention to which foods I do and don't put into my mouth. In fact, I'm dictating this post while pushing my step-count higher and walking along rural Canby roads through rolling hillsides and pastures.

Canby WalkOne of the lessons that I was reminded of during the past week was to listen to my body. Despite my competitive spirit and intentions to accomplish certain goals, I found that there was a point on Thursday evening when my mind was exhausted and my body was not far behind. I went home and simply settled into a comfortable spot on my couch and fell asleep. There was no walking and no elliptical that night. I fell short of my daily goal for steps and activity but on Friday I was better for it.

It's true that a daily walk can take place anywhere if you are determined to take it. Your mind and your spirit need to be willing partners with your feet. Some days you have to listen to your body and give yourself a chance to recharge your batteries. A day off occasionally makes all the other days feel even more productive.

April Goals

Exercise: 100,000 steps per week: Well ahead of goal. 132,635 steps last week
Weight: 270 pounds (or less): Made it! Saturday morning weigh-in = 269
Weight: Record and track all food eaten: Back on track. Missed a meal or two.
Weight: Drink 32 oz of water per day: Nailed it again! Averaged 64 oz this wk.
Sleep: 6 hours 15 min per night: Too busy to sleep! .Averaged 5 hrs & 59 min.

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April 20, 2014