Almost there. Ham strings are not so bad any more, I still get some tightness in my back when I walk. I went on a hike finally on Monday and it felt great, I was definitely feeling it later in my back. So it will just take some conditioning.
Walking again feels so good but may have to work my way up to longer walks again. Oh well such is life.
And another week passes. Almost back to normal. So happy. I'm definitely not as flexible as I used to be, so pilates/yoga/stretching, a basic combination of all three that I do daily. It may take awhile but I'm back on track with the walking now. Feeling stronger everyday!
I'm so very happy that our gym is opening up again on Tuesday. I can't wait to get some muscle back on this body. Okay bigger muscle. I miss feeling strong.
Diet, I'm not on a diet, I'm have a diet. I'm still slowly transitioning to a whole food plant based diet, so that means no meat, no dairy, no oil, no processed food or sugar. What will I eat? I'm sure I will tell you over the next while. Right now I make sure I have oatmeal every morning with fruit. Lunch is still a work in progress. Same with dinner. I do a lot of experimenting, sometimes I'm only having potatoes and veggies for dinner, sometimes it's a great salad and other times it's a soup of some sort. My favorite is lentil soup right now.
When I say slow, I mean really slow. This is a really hard transition. It is something that I want to do for health reasons and I feel over all if it doesn't do as all these experts say at least it will make me feel better. And there can be nothing wrong with that. I'm not expecting miracles, but I'm expecting health.
I've been devouring books on this lifestyle. Right now I'm reading Whole by T. Colin Campbell,
My Beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn and Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes by Dr. Neal Barnard. So there is some interesting and lets face it, boring reading at times.
It just helps keep me on track and focused.