Readers’ Workout from St George Island

I’m mighty pleased I made it to Readers’ Workout today. I’m not at home and don’t have my computer so postvia tablet is always a challenge for me.
We are on a vacation at St George Island and I have been walking and walking and more walking.

Walking on sand can be tough, more strenuous, but our sweet doggie wanted to go walking the beach….so we did a few times. Besides eating lots of seafood I have also ingested poppers, pizza, chips and salsa ūüíÉ and alcohol. Back on track when we return home.

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How is our exercise weeks going?

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So far April has been great.  We are still walking in the morning after a warm up with the dog.  Still getting up and stretching at 10 till each hour while at work and walking several laps after lunch.  Fortunately there is a covered parking garage at work so even if it rains, we can walk.  My stats have been over 10,000 for each day and my weight is remaining the same despite some naughty indulgences like Mexican food, chips and salsa and a cheeseburger.

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Monday I was getting my bearings again as I was recovering from a colonoscopy.  Not much walking there and I was in a daze.  Those drugs knock you for a loop!

Plans for the rest of the week are to tackle some neglected chores around the house.  The driveway is recycled asphalt and when we get torrential rains (as we did last week) then the gravel starts collecting near the gate.  This means the labor of shoveling it away from the gate and redistributing along the driveway.  The gate is sticking open too much and I am afraid the UPS guy won’t be able to get in if it gets too much worse.

Plus there are branches to pick up around the house and field.

On the menu:

Cheesy Skillet Polenta and Eggplant Bake
Eggplant Parmesan with Carbonara Angel Hair pasta
Leftovers
Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, hardboiled eggs
Grilled Grouper with leftover Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

How is your exercise going this week?

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Readers’ Workout – Let’s say Goodbye to March

I missed reporting on the exercise last week and this week has been a bit slack. The month of March has been filled with doctor appointments and all the fun stuff that goes along with them. ¬†The final slam was a colonoscopy but hey….preventative care is preferable to finding out something is wrong later, am I right?

While I lost a few days of walking due to prep and then a procedure – my numbers overall weren’t horrible. The fact that I had to stay home for a while gave me opportunity to finish a book with 879 pages and that was good. ¬†Have you read Stephen King’s book 11/22/63? ¬†I am not a fan of horror books so I usually avoid King – this was not a horror book, it was about time travel. ¬†I couldn’t put it down.

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Anyway, my walking had a temporary decline but I plan to make April a kick-ass month.  We are taking some time at the beach in mid April and I hope to bump up the steps.

How was your month, fellow readers and exercise partners?
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I’m over the head cold and that’s a mighty nice feeling. ¬†Do you remember the first day you can breathe properly after a cold departs? ¬†It’s a lovely feeling. ¬†But all that recovery time led me to a smaller number of miles walked and few steps.

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This past week’s FitBit report has me at 26 miles. that is 13 miles less than the week before. ¬†This week I am improved in the steps. ¬†Trying to eat better and get ready for my annual physical this week. ¬†It sure would be nice to get on the scale and hear I lost weight and that my cholesterol isn’t as high as before. ¬†Benefits of walking and eating well!

On The Menu

Grilled fish and baked sweet potato
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Eggplant Parmesan
Chinese Takeaway
Landlocked Paella

How did you do this week?

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I missed joining in last week. ¬†It started gangbusters and then my old yoga injury flared up, ¬†locking my leg into a straight position so…..hardly any walking. ¬†I also had to get a temporary crown on a broken tooth. ¬†Once the numbness wore off the injection sites were a dull pain in my mouth. Wah-wah…….this is me indulging in a little pity party.

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The good news is I manged to have a great week of walking prior to the revisitation of the leg injury.  I am doing the stretching exercises and slowly I will be back to my old self, walking fast and long distances.

According to my FitBit stats I walked 45 miles and 111,621 steps between January 30 – February 5. My steps are greatly diminished after that.

The menu:

Baked Cod with avocado, cherry tomato salsa

Chinese Takeaway

Shakshuka  (with fresh eggs from a local farm!)

Tortellini with Spinach (Click on link for recipe)

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Leftovers

How was your week?

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This week of walking has been much better than last week. Of course, you can’t help the rain and that kept us in a bit last week. Plus traveling….no walking when you are cooped up in a car.

I walked an average of 12,000 steps a day. The meals have been better, healthier I should say, with the exception of Mexican restaurant food and a few beers to wash it down.

The weather is still up and down – so very cold some days (we had frost this morning) and then it will get warm. Maddening. But with the warmer weather comes yard work and let me tell you, we have quite a bit to pick up. A tree was down from the last big storm and the branches littering the field need to be hauled into a pile. I expect i will get lots of activity and calories burnt there.

So, here is the Meal Plan

Garlic Scallops

Pasta Bolognese, garlic rolls and salad

Mexican at El Jalisco restaurant (dinner with the kids)

Spinach Ricotta Pie

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How was your week?

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Good morning to my fellow bookworms and workout partners! It’s a lovely 47 F here in North Florida and the walking has been good….but not great. We had very bad storms run through here over the past several days which meant walking outside was straight out.

This weekend was a bust for outside activities and we even had a very scary moment on I-10 headed home from Crestview. The rain was coming down so fast and hard that we hydroplaned over several lanes and slid sideways into the median. It was very muddy and once the vehicle started sliding, the mud built up a wall on the driver’s side tires, thus keeping us from rolling. Very scary!

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I’m pleased our Subaru has all wheel drive (they all do). We were fortunate and able to get out of the median but that mud washing over the Forester once it came to a stop was like something out of a movie.

So………..the storms….that’s why we didn’t walk on the weekend. ¬†But the rest of the week wasn’t too bad. ¬†I had an average of 12,000 steps a day overall. ¬†My weight went up a bit due to indulgences like apple pie, Mexican restaurant food and some pizza.

Yeah, I know better and it wasn’t a stellar week for eating but I am back on track now.

This past¬†week’s menu:

Swiss Linguine Tart

Pizza from Oscar’s Restaurant in Havana (Roma tomatoes, mushroom and spinach)

Vegetarian platter at La Rumba restaurant in Crestview (very good!)

Grilled grouper, baby red potatoes and sauteed veggies (zucchini, garlic, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes)

Fall River Vegetable Soup

How was your week?

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