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Year Two, Day 29: The Next Level!

I have a list of places to visit during my lifetime. I am adding to the list  "The Shell Grotto" in Margate, England.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Grotto,_Margate
"The Shell Grotto is an ornate subterranean passageway shell grotto in MargateKent. Almost all the surface area of the walls and roof is covered in mosaics created entirely of seashells, totalling about 190sq metres of mosaic, or 4.6 million shells. It was discovered in 1835 but its age and purpose remain unknown." ~
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Grotto,_Margate

Maybe the heat has gotten to my head, but a subterranean passage right now sounds heavenly.

We are in for another hot one today. 92 is the predicted high.  I can persevere until tomorrow, I will be a happy camper-high of 75 and cloudy! Yay! Happy dance!

I am particularly interested in Friday's forecast. I was overjoyed to see a high of 66 degrees with possible showers! Thank you, God!
http://koin.com/category/weather/



I have decided to start doing long distance walks. Since I do not have to work Friday, I am planning my first long distance walk. 5.80 miles! I wish I could go right now! Last night, after my last student I suddenly thought,"What if I were to just start walking? Head east and see where I end up?"

It was an exhilarating thought. I imagined packing a backpack and hitting the road. Forget about my dream of saving up for a camper van and visiting all the National Parks. That is too far in the future. As is the Shell Grotto. I am itching to start walking! And I have all I need right now!

I would like to make a summer goal of one long walk a week. I may get brave and sign up for a public walk in the fall. Maybe I will even be running by then!

I am hoping the long walks will also boost my metabolism. I am ready to take my exercise to the next level. The time is now!

Time to get back to business!

Here are today's stats:


June 7, 2016
Weight: 191
Neck: 14"
Chest: 41"
Waist 38"
Hips: 45"
Thighs: 23" 
Biceps: 13.5"
Calves: 15"
Ankles: 8.5


Compared to May 26, 2015:

Weight: 203
Neck: 15"
Chest: 47"
Waist: 41"
Hips: 48:
Thighs: 23" 
Biceps: 14" 

And here is yesterday's food and exercise log:

FOOD LOG 06/06/2016
8:00 a.m. Water
10:00 a.m. Earl Grey tea
10:30 a.m. 1 cube pineapple, 1 cube cantaloupe, 1 strawberry, 1/4 cup polenta, 1/4 cup sausage and peppers in Dr. Pepper barbecue sauce.
1:30 p.m.  1 bowl beet borscht, 1 cup coleslaw, 1 dill pickle, ice water
2:15 p.m. 1 cube pineapple, 1 strawberry, 2 cubes cantaloupe, ice water.
3:30 gluten free granola bar, pumpkin seeds, ice water
4:10 p.m. Starbucks iced tea with unsweetened lemonade (I added 1 packet raw sugar)
6:00 p.m. Laughing Planet - 1 cup Hungarian mushroom soup, corn chips, salsa, guacamole and 1 cup steamed asparagus.
7:00 p.m. water
8:30 p.m. gluten free Orchard' s cherry almond bar
9:30 p.m. 1 bowl Special K gluten free cereal, almond milk

EXERCISE LOG 06/06/2016

11:10 a.m. 15 minute walk to MAX
11:30 a.m. 1 mile on treadmill: 15.30 minutes. Cool down on treadmill- 5 minutes. Swam one lap.
12:30 p.m. 15 min walk home
1:55 15 min walk to MAX
2:30 15 min walk to student
9:00 15 min walk home

On that note, time to make cauliflower tabbouli and run to the gym before the heat comes. I know that exercise revives me!

Happy Tuesday!


Post workout bliss! :)

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