Good morning! I’m out of town right now to help my parents while my mom has surgery and recovers. As I was planning for my trip I decided to pack some workout clothes and tennis to get exercise in during my stay. I figured I can at least walk a few days a week if nothing else.
Condensed Version: I’ve walked both at the airport yesterday and again this morning and I’m feeling good.
Long Version: My flight getting here required a one-an-a-half hour layover halfway through. So, I planned on doing some walking in the airport instead of sitting the entire time and eating.
Thankfully it was a nice large airport, so I didn’t have to make lots of little laps. I walked briskly up and down each corridor of gates until I reached the end of everything I could walk through and not leave the security area. Then I backtracked and headed back to my gate area.
It took me 50 minutes and I was feeling so good. By that time I was warm and the Starbucks that had been calling my name when I got off the plane didn’t sound so good anymore. I needed to eat a small meal, so I opted for a smoothie with lowfat vanilla frozen yogurt, bananas, strawberries and a serving of protein powder mixed in.
It was the perfect light meal after a good brisk walk. I was satisfied and felt healthy and alive. After finishing my smoothie I got up to throw it away and use the restroom and suddenly felt pain in my feet.
I had my sandals on that have a less-than-conducive bed for walking in and I started getting blisters on the balls of my feet. Duh! 🙂 I felt like such a dork trying to walk normally with this rubbing pain in my feet.
Luckily during the next flight my feet had time to rest enough that they weren’t hurting when I got to my destination.
This morning I got up bright and early and took a nice walk. About ten minutes into the walk I decided to try some jogging again. I felt kind of silly with my crazy hair only held back by a headband and my jog, but at the same time I was proud and did my best.
It was a quick walk with two jogging segments in the middle. It felt good to do something other than weights since I’m still sore in my hamstrings from all the squats and lunges I did in my two workouts earlier in the week.
Another reason it feels good to workout is because this is the new me traveling. The old me would’ve enjoyed all that resting time yesterday with lots of eating and then a lazy morning doing nothing today until it’s time to go to the hospital.
Folks tomorrow is my one-year anniversary since officially starting my weight loss journey. I may not be down 100 pounds or even 50, but I am a different person than the one that started this blog a year ago. These first two days of traveling are testimony to that fact.
I’ll be checking in during my travels, but until next time…Have a great day!