A Year and a HALF later!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Hello friends! It has been over a year and a half since my last blog! I am reading through my old comments and am inspired by the enthusiasm of days gone by. In my last blog I was a year away from my fiftieth birthday and a climb up Half Dome was only a dream. Well, with great joy and thankfulness for good health my fiftieth was celebrated with my fourth half marathon and the twelve hour Half Dome climb. Unfortunately I have sustained an overuse injury to my Achilles tendon and my fitness level is changing. I still try to do my long, hilly walks but am finding that running is becoming more and more difficult. This is resulting in weight gain - I am burning fewer calories and have more time to sit around and/or eat. Bad exchange. I was on South Beach in April and lost ten pounds. Then, in March my fitness level dropped and I went off SB and my weight went up TWELVE pounds! I am not going to let this get out of control!
While I figure out what my new game plan is going to be I am back to my second day of South Beach, phase 1. I need to reconsider my fitness activities and duration and come up with a plan that involves healthy eating and smaller quantities. If I don't do this I am going to turn out like a guy who quits football after high school and becomes obese due to less activity.
I have some serious thinking to do about all of this and I'd love to hear any advice or suggestions! Please leave a comment or drop me a note on my wall. I need your support now more than ever! Thank you for reading, and may God Bless you along your journey to a healthy life style!