We went to a semi-local swimming pool complex today and stayed in the inside bit out of the sun. Tim played with the kids who had a great time, Nick spent half an hour coaxing Emma into the ankle-deep toddler pool, and I walked. They had a dedicated "walking lane" next to the swimming lanes (I can't swim, at least only in a dog-paddle, although I float very well!). Because I am very short, the water was up to my neck which made it quite challenging, but I used my arms to help me and it was really enjoyable. A lot of the issues I have with exercise were just not there. It was a nice temperature and I never got too hot. No flies. Gentle on my dodgy joints. I planned to do 15 mins, extended it to 30, and then ended up doing an hour! Sometimes I walked forwards and sometimes sideways. Tim thinks I might feel it tomorrow.
In the afternoon I listened to my Headspace session and had a half hour nap. Then I ran our Dungeons and Dragons game for Tim and the kids.
I ate carefully during the day, then we went to Nick's for dinner. I was pretty hungry already, and when they said dinner was going to be late I caved straight away and ate some of the unhealthy appetisers they had put out. But I ate a moderate amount of dinner and no dessert, in fact when dessert was being prepared I could see Aiden was bored with the adult chat so he and I went for a walk! It's summer here so it was still light and a very pleasant temperature. We went down, and then up, a very very steep hill. 25 minutes walking. Back at the top of the hill my heart was pounding crazily. Aiden joined dessert but I stood outside a bit longer to try to cool down, I overheat very easily. I rather missed the cool pool!
After dinner Nick challenged me to a sporty XBox game and I agreed straight away but on the inside I was wondering how much more exercise I could do today without collapsing. However it was a new game that was taking a long time to set up profiles for and it was past the kids bedtime so we ended up leaving without playing. But I suggested making an afternoon of it sometime.
I've organised a free 5 day trial pass for the local gym so I plan to try that tomorrow.
So today I get ticks for exercise and mental health, I did pretty well with food but I had been hoping to get through one day without any unhealthy treats and didn't make it. Pretty good day.