I’m afraid to run every day for fear of my fatness blowing out my knees or causing shin splints so I’m always trying to think of something different. The other day I was in Walmart and had a half hour to kill as I waited for pictures to be developed, I killed time looking through the fitness section and saw a jump rope for just $2. A piece of workout equipment that even I could afford!
Well tonight was the night I tried that means of aerobic exercise. For those of you who know me you are probably already guessing that it didn’t go like you see on T.V. What was I thinking? Did I really believe that I was coordinated enough to sling rope around my 270 pound frame and gracefully jump in place like a scene from a Rocky movie?
Well I will say this- I did sweat. I may have also cussed once or twice but I’m hoping that was the neighbors that I heard and not me. It is distinctly possible that they would cuss given that their pictures were probably falling off their walls!
I was proud when I reached the pinnacle of 11 straight swings of the rope without stopping. I think I could have done even more at that point but every time I’d hit about ten jumps my sweat pants would evacuate my hips and seek a lower elevation. I especially noticed how cold it was in the garage when that happened. I’m not sure but I think that I may have just over-shared…!
Tomorrow morning is weigh-in. I am especially nervous about this one. I am a fatalist and I just know that despite sticking with the diet and exercising almost every day I will not have lost anything- or even gained! I still feel better but I want the numbers to back that up!
9:30 – Scrambled egg whites with red & green peppers on dry 12 grain toast.
12:15 – Low sodium deli turkey breast sandwich on 12 grain bread with a side of strawberries.
3:00 – Almonds
6:00 – I steamed some red and green peppers. I cut up chicken breast into cube like pieces and cooked them with very light olive oil in a pan. I then added pasta sauce and poured over whole wheat pasta for something that looked and tasted like Chicken Cacciatore. Whatever you want to call it- it was good!
I hope that all of you are doing well and I thank you for showing up here every day and taking a look. Take the walk with me. If a fat old man like me can do it so can you!