Sweat Out the Toxins

I was having lots of icky feelings about a number of things going on in the world today. Since this is not (nor ever will be) a political blog, I will refrain from details. However sometimes it is hard to accept different opinions on things. In my head I of course think I am right, and anyone who I would associate with should feel the same way. Obviously this is not true. Coming from someone who tends to lean pretty severely in one direction on the political scale, I really do feel as I have gotten older that I am more accepting, and more rational when it comes to dealing with contrasting opinions. This week on Facebook, although I kept pretty tight-lipped about things, I felt nothing but frustration for the “friends” who were disagreeing with me. I even found myself arguing with Mr. Gaunt just to get my frustrations out. Not healthy.

So I went and worked out.

I walked down to the baseball diamond and did my 10 laps. I wont lie to you and say I ran them, because I am not physically in shape enough to do much running at all. for the first 4 laps I ran half of the lap and walked half. For the last 5 laps I walk…fast. In total Mr. Gaunt and I calculated that it is just over 3 miles.  I came home feeling hot and sweaty, but a little less bogged down by the world. I blame endorphins. (=

Seriously, thats what the inside of my onion looked like.

I’m feeling really good about the choices I am making. I am down almost 5 pounds since 2 weeks ago, which means only 5 more pounds by the end of May to reach my first goal. Pretty sure I can do that. I have 2 pairs of Capris and 2 pairs of knee-length shorts that I am dying to fit back into by June! The knee-length shorts look kinda like these which are surprisingly flattering, but they really only fit for the first month I owned them, at my lowest weight a year ago. I’m hoping they will be my go to shorts all summer long.