Now that we are a bit settled in our new location, I've been working on my 'health' journey again. You know, I think I've finally realized that I'll never get to stop working on those goals and pursuits. Yes, I should know that, but sometimes I feel like I think 'one day I'll reach all my goals and get to stop' - ha! Probably not. Anyway, the last few years have seen me mostly stabilize in the weight department. Not a bad thing, but I had put back on some pounds and really, really want to get back to where I left off at my lowest point with Weight Watchers. I was only about 12 pounds from the goal that my doctor and I set. So, back to in-person meetings (which were not available in Kerrville) and being a little more strict with my food choices. Not crazy restrictive, but more thoughtful.
Another thing I've continue to do, but not as regularly or for the longer distances is my daily walk. I had really 'fallen off the wagon' in the last few months in that regard. Yes, we've been busy and I was not sitting and doing nothing. However, the heat this summer, the fact that Kerrville did not have an indoor walking track of any kind, and just making too many excuses meant that I am having to 'push' myself to build up my walks to the level they were before we moved. I used to do about 3 miles most days (my goal was actually 3.1 miles or a 5K). And that became my usual walk. I attended yoga class twice a week and enjoyed that very much. No yoga (or hardly any) for the last few years and walking only about a mile or so. I am done with that. Back to an indoor walking track and finding out that my previous yoga class and teacher are available again - yea! Planning on starting back with the yoga in the new year.
I'm almost up to 2 miles walking and I have given myself the 'treat' of listening to a favorite mystery series for the second time - the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). There are 7 books in the series now and they are mostly very long. I love the narrator's voice - perfect for this series - Robert Glennister. I've now finished the first book, The Cuckoo's Calling, and am heading right into #2 - The Silkworm. I used this incentive one time before and listened to all the J.D. Robb books. Loved it. I know - I'm a little weird, but whatever works, right? Especially since the holiday season is upon us. I'm not going to be too strict with my eating, I am going to be mindful. So, below you will see my 'happy place'. Take care and have a good week!