Day 19 Re-Cap
April 5, 2011
I woke around 4:30am and slept till 6:45am. I was more tired than normal this morning. My walk started out slow for about the first 15 minutes i did not have the energy i normally have. Not sure why… But the about 20 minutes into my walk I started “moving” started picking up the pace and before i knew it, i was wide awake and filled with energy.
Chris Freytag took me through a Pilates Class. I could not believe the core strength some of the moves require. But, as Chris said, “everything starts with small movements and you build from there” it took her over a year of classes to learn it all and teach. Small moves can really make a difference. I am learning so much from Chris and people like her… So grateful.
19 days ago. I started this journey and was able to only DO 20-30 second of jumping jacks. I can now Do 3-4 minutes of jumping jacks, in just 19 days. Start slow and take everything you are Do.ing as a step in the right direction.
I went out for lunch today at Tucci Benucch and tried to put some of the things Dr Marc and Chris Freytag talked about into action. Chris joined me.
For the first time, I looked at the menu in a different way. I mean really looked at it.
1. What was healthy?
2. Can it be changed or prepared for me easily?
3. Will i like it?
Answer to all, Yes.
I asked to have my Angel hair multigrain pasta & pomodora sauce prepared to suit my needs. I asked for them to add some steamed veggies and to go light on the olive oil. It felt weird to ask for only one piece of bread. But to be honest, That’s all i wanted. When it arrived, it was perfect! (sorry forgot to take a picture)And it tasted great! Even had enough for lunch tomorrow.
New mile stone today, I talked through 10 minutes on the Octane Fitness elliptical machine. Thank you 2nd Wind. How funny, I am getting my 2nd wind as well.
No joke, this is the first time i have made it all the way through a 10 minute exercise and I was able to talk the entire time. man that felt good.
I received a picture, a drawing really, from a nice young man named Isaac. It reads “You’re Do.ing Great!” Isaac and his mother Anna stopped down to see me today. The sign hangs from the front of my desk. Taped in place along with other pictures drawn by my young well wishers. Isaac told me he was doing a project on me in school and that he wants to be an Author when he grows up. We talked a bit about eating healthy and exercise. Isaac, Thank you for the picture. It was great to meet a young author in the making. You can do anything you set your mind to…
Day 20 here I come