My Fitness Revolution: Days 256 to 258

The past few days have been quite rewarding.  I’ve continued with my non-run workouts on Days 256 and 258 which consist of The Jane Fonda Workout Record (1982) and Arm Circuit with Holly Perkins with 5lb hand weights.  On Day 257, I completed another twenty-minute run on the treadmill but felt 4.4 miles/hr didn’t feel quite right.  So I upped the speed to 4.5 mph.  This may not seem like a big increase but for somebody who struggled with 2.0 mph on Day 2, it’s a pretty big deal.  There was five minutes of walking before and after the run.  There was some discomfort in my shins afterwards but it quickly passed.  Next time, I need to spend more time stretching.  However, if the pain resurfaces, I’ll have to find out why.

I'm busy getting stronger

I’ve been asked a few times about my diet and what kinds of changes have been made.  Honestly, not a lot at first except for portion control.  I haven’t had any specially prepared meals except for breakfast.  My first meal in the morning is an apple, some other fresh fruit or orange juice.  A couple hours or so later, I’ll have two boiled eggs with a slice of gluten-free bread, maybe with a cup of tea.  Other than that, I have regular bread but really prefer to go gluten-free for that meal.  Later on there’ll be lunch and a snack long after that.  My favourite is pretzels and hummus.  Then I’ll have a workout, bath and small meal.  Throughout the day, I drink at least forty-six ounces of water.  Sometimes if I’m peckish, I’ll have a handful of peanuts or glass of orange juice.  Once a week, I’ll treat myself to a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich.  Milk is usually low-fat, and chocolate milk is definitely low-fat.  If I have to get fast food, I prefer a salad and/or chicken sandwich instead of a burger.  I still have rarely KFC although and prefer to have grilled chicken.  It’s not been that much of a sacrifice because smart food choices have helped me to feel better, which is just as important as anything else.  No retreat, no surrender and no excuses!

Treadmill Session
Day 257
Distance
2.019
Time
30:00
Calories
282
Carbs
47.0
Min. Speed
3.0
Max. Speed
4.5
Incline
0

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