I am determined that I will be able to jog a reasonable distance by summer's end! Of course knowing me a reasonable distance may be a mile. I don't have a lot of ambition! :) Seriously I think it's cool when other people run marathons but as for myself I see no need. I can't envision a scenario where I'll be required to run that far, plus I know other people of all shapes, sizes, and ages have done it so I don't feel the need to prove I could. So yeah, basically these are justifications for being lazy and unmotivated! ;P Anyhow I do feel the need to be able to run some without falling over gasping with a side cramp. I could be chased by rabid dogs or something , you never know. So I am taking the walk/jog approach. This worked last year and I was able to jog a decent bit, and then I got mono. Back to square one. Tonight I walk/jogged two miles. More than I was able to do Friday night, so it's a start. Afterward I continued my new lifting routine with biceps and chest. I love lifting. If I didn't have excess pudge I'd skip cardio all together. One of the best thing about lifting is getting to snack on protein shakes afterwards!
This is my favorite recipe. Mango banana! 1/2 cup of vanilla unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 a small banana, 1/3 cup frozen mango, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Kroger's Naturally Preferred), sprinkling of clove and cinnamon. Blend and enjoy! 175 calories and 19 grams of protein!
Dinner tonight was an all-American classic! Burger and fries! Healthy style! These were ground buffalo, sauteed portabellas, and swiss on Udi's whole grain gluten free bread. Served with baked Parmesan fries.
I'll close out with a couple of random pictures. This is Buttercup letting me hold her like a baby! I do this when she's being super pushy and needs attention.
Finally here is a nice spring picture of the New River in Hinton, WV. This is the area right beside the Bluestone Dam. Very pretty and peaceful! :)