Fasting Journal 13

Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Life in the Fast Lane"

Fasting Journal 13:  I walk the line...

Yesterday I talked about exercise.  I failed to talk about the importance of simply going for a walk.

I have a ritual of walking outdoors for about 45 minutes early in the morning, about 3-5 days a week.  If I can't make the walk then I'm usually physically active doing something else.  Lately it's been going up and down a ladder painting the exterior of my house or some other demanding chore.  I'll even settle for the treadmill if the weather is nasty.

I bring up walking because it has
so many health benefits.

My favorite benefit is the feeling of calm and peace afterwards. It's the glow you feel after a brisk walk in the natural world.  Your body just buzzes with a sense of euphoria.  Love that feeling!

I'm fortunate to live in a tranquil country setting.  Not far from home I meet a walking buddy in a quiet area with more houses and paved roads.   The terrain is very hilly and we're always happy to get past the "big hill".

Every day brings its own unique beauty and wonder.  And I marvel at it al. 

I listen for the sounds of the different birds that migrate as the seasons change.  I'm on the lookout for wildlife and little critters.  And just being one with nature is intoxicating.  What better way to start the day.

Walking offers a great opportunity to improve your stamina, lower blood pressure and to keep your muscles active.  If you feel you're not ready for an exercise routine, then just make time for a daily walk.  It may prolong your life.

Start with what you can manage.  Only have 20 minutes?  Then walk 10 minutes one way and the other 10 to get back home.  When you feel up to it, add another 5 minutes and keep building up at your own pace.  Whatever you do, you need to move every single day.

My Journal - Day 13

Start Weight: 154
Today's Weight:
 149 (-5)

1 cup mesclun mix
3 slices bacon
2 eggs
1/2 tbsp butter
1 tsp avocado oil
Splash balsamic vinegar

2oz roast beef
1 mini guacamole

6oz pork chop
cucumber, grape tomato salad
1tsp olive oil
splash balsamic vinegar

Calories: 1554
Protein: 102g
Carbs: 20.7g
Fiber: 9.3g
Net Carbs: 11.4g
Fat: 116.4

68% Fat, 28% Protein, 4% Carbs

Chew on This:

- Walking improves blood pressure, circulation and mood
- Walking costs nothing and doesn't require any equipment
- Find a walking partner if you need company

That's it for the fasting journal 13. 
Tomorrow I wrap up week number 2!  

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