Saturday, January 5, 2013

Walking to my sister's house!

I've decided that rather than just log miles I'm going to pick a destination. First will be my sister's house in Ohio!  She lives 380 miles from me so it will take me a while to get there, but I will do it...because I can!

Here is the route the Google maps has mapped out:

So far since the first of January I've logged 7.75 miles! I'm logging elliptical and treadmill miles! I'm excited for this journey. I will try to tell you about where I am on the trip as I travel. Right now I'm barely away from my backdoor so still in Madison Heights!  :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Shoes

I've been to the gym 3 of the 4 days of the new year! Tuesday I walked 2.7 miles on the treadmill to start training for the 8k in March. When I was finished I could hardly walk because of my feet hurting so badly! I made two errors 1) walked too far too soon, 2) walked in shoes that are too old! I found a training program for a 10k that has the training walk for 5 miles (8k) on the same Saturday as my race so I'm loosely following that training plan. Their days off are different from the ones I want to take so I'll adjust that, but follow it basically!

I also went yesterday to get new shoes just for my 8k training. I am planning to walk the whole thing, but if I get inspired to jog a little I won't stop myself!  LOL

Here is a picture of my shoes and new socks!  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I started the new year out at the gym walking 2.7 miles in an hour. I know it's not breaking any speed records, but I did it and I'm proud of myself! My feet are sore in a couple of places so I need to get some body glide for my feet so they won't rub on my socks. I also think I need new shoes and socks. My reward for losing 50 pounds is going to be the shoes. I think I'll go tomorrow or the next day to get fitted again since it's been a while since I've been fitted for good shoes.

I read a post today about someone saying that eating healthy is expensive. I know that some things can be expensive, but in my humble opinion, I think that eating healthy is actually less expensive in the here and now and the long run. Let's take what Mike and I ate this last week. I bought a pork tenderloin for $13.00 or $14.00 (I can't remember exactly, but that is close) I put that in the crockpot with onions, carrots, and celery. I cooked a head of cabbage and a few potatoes on the stove and had all of that for supper. I have no idea exactly how much all those other things cost. I do know the cabbage was .29 a pound so lets say that was .75 and the carrots and celery I just used a little of what I had here let's add another $3.00 for all of that (which I think is high). Now the potatoes...they were actually still from Thanksgiving and I know they were on sale. The whole five pounds probably cost a couple of dollars so I'm going to say 1.25 for potatoes. Adding all those items together cost $19.00. Well, Mike and I both ate on what I cooked for three meals, plus we had more meat leftover that we had for two snacks each. That's 6 meals and 4 snacks for $19.00. We went out to eat at Cracker Barrel tonight and spent that much money for one meal for both of us!

My point is that I don't think that eating healthy is any more expensive than eating unhealthy. You will be more satisfied with healthy eating and won't eat as much. Here is another example of a snack. I'm very full after a grapefruit (I love to peel and eat them like an orange) that costs .50 or .60 each, but a bag of chips or a candy bar costs .75 or $1.00 which doesn't satisfy me at all. So I'm saving money and health there.

Also, eating healthy is going to save you money in the long run with your health...think of eating healthy as a health insurance policy!  :)