It seems that spring is starting a couple weeks early this year, at least where I’m at. So I am taking full advantage in this apparent early end to winter. I started going to the park to walk and get sunshine (I need sunlight almost as much as a houseplant) a week and a half ago. Slowly building up my walking times. I can go a little longer now than even a week ago. I knew I would be rusty as I hadn’t been able to walk outside much since my car accident back in October. But I barely made ten minutes walking on my first day of my restarted routine. It was embarrassing. I could easily make thirty to forty minutes last summer with no issues. It just shows what four months of low activity can do. Maybe I should have gotten a gym membership after all. But after making walking everyday for a week and a half a part of my routine I am starting to get back into the swing.
I started tracking exactly what I eat too. I was losing at a regular clip when I was strict about tracking every day. I wasn’t very fun at family and friendly gatherings when I wouldn’t eat as much as everyone else. But it worked. And it was something I had gotten out of the habit of tracking for the summer and fall of 2015. Since I was lazy about tracking I gained weight. I didn’t gain for most of winter once I consciously cut down on eating and got heavy into weight lifting. I finally got back into the habit of tracking a week ago. But I know I’m eating less already. Took a few days to adjust but it is easier now. It is a start and I expect things to only get more active and better as the winter officially gives way to spring. Survived another winter and I’m already enjoying the warmer, brighter days.