Well, I went to the doctor yesterday, just to get a refill on my prescriptions. My blood pressure was a little high, which I knew since I took it myself at home in the morning. She decided to add another medication to my already-too-long list of medications. I know from experience that regular exercise brings my blood pressure down almost immediately, within a couple days, so I decided I will put off adding the new pill and really buckle down and get committed to regular activity.
Today is an absolutely GORGEOUS day, so I went out for a walk. My Garmin was charged up so I strapped it on and headed out. The thought kept coming to me that I would do a one-minute run somewhere in there. Maybe even a couple. A couple times I thought about it, but didn't. Then I decided I would run for one minute from 14:00 - 15:00. I was on a road with no traffic, so that was good. When it was almost time to run, a truck was pulling out of a driveway just ahead. I prayed that they would pass me before I had to start. Haha! They did. I hit the lap button and did my run and it really wasn't that bad. But note to self - don't try to run without a running bra! Mine aren't great, they are old and I wear two together, but certainly better than an old, stretched out regular bra. I am, shall we say, well endowed, and I felt each bouncy step in my shoulders. I know...TMI...LOL.
I have been doing a Plank Challenge this month. Nothing formal, just something I made up for myself. I started with 30 second planks, committing to 1 or 2 per day. Week 2 was supposed to be 35 seconds, but I felt good so increased it to 40 seconds. This week, I thought I would try shorter times but more reps. I did 20 seconds with 5 reps the first day, then 6, then 7. Last night, I did 10 secs but with only 5 secs in between and that was when I felt it in my abs the most, so I think I will continue that and build up reps and also try to do more than one set, with maybe a minute or two between sets. Here is my calendar with beautiful butterflies when I complete the challenge each day.
Eating has been ok, until we brought some English muffins and crackers into the house. Jim picked them up and I didn't have to eat them, but I am so tired of eggs for breakfast, and I made a pot of soup the other day and crackers just sounded good. I know that when I eat those kinds of carbs, I crave more of them. I need to be strong.
I've been looking for work and was able to go to Burlington on Monday to write a "General Competency Test" for an Administrative Clerk position with the Canadian Government. There were about 40-50 people there. I think I did well. I scored 47/50 on the practice test that was online. I am now anxiously waiting for an e-mail with my results and hopefully and invitation to an interview.