I think we all know by now that I have never been an active person. I watch a lot of TV; I'm on the internet more than most. I enjoy things that can be done while sitting down, staying still.
But lately, I've been feeling more of an urge to, well... Get up! 100 lbs ago, 200 lbs ago, I had absolutely no desire to get my butt in gear. And just recently, I've been feeling like moving. I have energy. I feel WONDERFUL!! Maybe it's the eating well, maybe it's the anti-depressants, I don't know.
All I know is that this is the first time I can really remember feeling wholly and truly alive.
So this evening, hubbins and I went to the rec centre to walk. I was hoping to do a half hour, but I ended up doing 20 minutes, but I did 20 minutes of power walking. I know for a lot of people, 20 minutes is not much, but if you calculate it out for me, I burned 150 calories. That actually covered the bowl of bean-thread noodles w/ Thai Chili sauce and plum sauce I had when I got home. (I used my Daily Points... I'm also having grapes, and I'll still be 1.5 pts short today.)
I could've walked longer, but my hands were really uncomfortable. I think it has to do with the blood going to my hands, and me not being used to it.
Anywho, I did 6 laps. 6 laps x 215m per lap = 1.29 km!!!
Here is me after the walk. Notice the band on my wrist? That is the rec centre band. :D