Last week I pushed myself. I pushed myself to start to get some weight off. I have to do it because of my diabetes. The beautiful weather is motivation for me to get out there and do a lot of walking and a little jogging. Proof that it is working is that I have reduced another unit of insulin. I am down to 29 units. That is a positive. The more I work at this, the positives will keep coming. It may not seem like it now, but it takes time.
I know I have been going harder than rest of the winter with the walking and exercise. You might even say that I might be overdoing it. But I have never pushed myself this hard to do this at all. I wouldn't count the summer of 2010 because I just walked and there were other factors at work during that time. So it was not like I was pushing myself.
While I was pushing myself last week, I never felt it at the time. But upon finishing my long walks, I can feel the soreness all over my body. After the long walk yesterday (Sunday), I really felt it. I also felt it after my 2 1/2 hour jog on Tuesday. I don't usually jog. Now I am slowly building my stamina for jogging.
I have mentioned, maybe not in a blog post, that when I don't walk, I feel slugish. That was during the winter. Maybe winter has that effect in making you feel slugish. I don't feel so slugish now that the beautiful weather is here. Maybe that is all the hard work so far is paying off. When I get back to Saskatoon, I am hoping to get some people walking with me. Keep me motivated. Maybe I'll get some walking to get their ass moving. I am thinking my buddy Brad. BWAHAHAHAHA!
Well, I need a few days to recuperate. I am so sore. So, in the mean time and in between time. Made a classic Ed Whalen reference. R.I.P.!