I previously shared that I had gained weight during the first four months of the shutdown. Nothing drastic, just wrong choices and wrong portions, and no moving. Then on July 5th, the brain clicked in that this was unacceptable for me.
I stopped most carbs, increased fruits/veggies, drank water and EXERCISED. I shed the Covid weight, now I am ready to amp up the game a bit. Do you agree that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for all of us? So the idea of SHED 2020, is to use the next months to SHED negative parts of the pandemic after learning what was meant to be learned by those negative parts.
It also lends itself to two fun goals – to SHED 20 lbs, then re-evaluate, and likely proceed to SHED another 20 lbs. Both results will lighten my body and soul!
Tonight was another great walk. A few days ago, I remembered that at the beginning of all my walking Caminos, my muscles would seem sluggish until I started taking magnesium. I have taken it for the past few days and what a beautiful difference.
Today was a strong walk, and my feet felt so light. I had a good mix of fast-paced and slower songs to help me vary my speed. I also solved a course exercise challenge while walking tonight. I really enjoy this stage of the body transformation; the slow build-up of endurance, giving time for the brain to enjoy and generate ideas.
Little changes that help me create healthier meals, moving my body with increased ease over time, spending time outside, calming observations while walking, internal thinking of a situation, problem or challenge all are leading to good outcomes.
So, I look forward to ringing in the new year and forever SHEDDING 2020.