It's been a few weeks since I reported but all in all, things are still going well. I was upping my strength training, but that resulted in a decrease in my cardio.
I'm taking a small step back from strength this week to try to incorporate cardio back in. I know the cardio is good for my heart so it's important to keep in the mix. The small walks I do daily with the dogs do not get my heart beating in the way that it needs to so the bike or walks without dogs is what is needed.
I went for a walk with an old friend on Saturday. We walked for over an hour and a half and it was fantastic. We ended up walking over 9 KM and my legs were getting jiggly by the end. We vowed to try to keep that up once a week with each other as it felt so good and was a nice way to get outside, catch up and get some steps in.
My weight has been bouncing up and down but I'm not going to report any gains/losses until the end of the month, which is just around the corner. I'm truly hoping to see some good numbers next week though as I've been doing the right things.
It's starting to warm up here in Vancouver and the bulbs are starting to poke out of the ground. We've had a couple frosty mornings but the afternoons are wonderful. Not quite warm enough for no jacket, but enjoyable and hopefully a sign of warmer weather to come. It's time to start planning the outdoor projects for the spring.
We spend most of our days in the spring/summer outside and I'm really happy with the improvements that we made to our backyard last summer. There is still lots to be done, but the bulk of the work (ie. new concrete pad, new overhang, new furniture etc) is all done. Now we can focus on foliage and other decorations around the yard to make it even more enjoyable.
That's it for now. I'm going to do some checking on blood pressure numbers this week to see how they are looking, but I'm hopeful all will look amazing!