Well I have been following my training schedule very well for eight whole days now, and it feels great! I’m very proud of myself and excited about the possibilities. I believe I figured out why my knees and ankles were hurting so much. They have done that before, when I wasn’t running, so when I thought about that it helped me to narrow it down. I go barefoot all day when I’m home, and I have a concrete slab house. Duh! Other times that they have bothered me have been times when I am home a lot and on my feet a lot – especially in the kitchen where there’s no carpet – like around the holidays. So I started wearing walking shoes around the house and presto chango – no achey joints.
I also did a tiny bit of shopping over the weekend, and that was more enjoyable than it usually is for me. I think losing 30 pounds is to credit for some of that, but I’m also not a good shopper. I typically won’t buy something I like if I have nothing to go with it or no plan for when I would wear it. I’m just too practical to have fun shopping – but I am learning. Of course it is both a curse and a blessing that I simply won’t pay a ridiculous price for something just because I like it. And my idea of a reasonable price is much lower than others. I still feel like Levi’s should be $20 bucks and a nice top should be no more. Shoes are another issue for me – my husband has more shoes than I do – and I know that is not normal – I just hate to buy something without a plan for when….well, I’ve already said that! But anyway, I tried a different approach this weekend and I bought 2 tops, with no plan, and got them really cheap. One was $6 and change – beat that – yes, brand new – and the other, new also, was $14.99. The best part is that when I got home, I realized that I did have bottoms to match the one I thought I didn’t have a match for – but no shoes – so that will be next 🙂
I think I can. I think I can. My husband, mom, sister and friends have tried for years to teach/encourage me to shop and buy, rather than shop and come home feeling like I wasted precious time! But I may be starting to get it. Heehee.