It's another bitterly cold day, still very overcast and misty. I met Lyn at The George in Lacock for lunch and to catch up on our progress with the Nordic walking. Our original plan was to do the walking together but that hasn't happened as Lyn needed some one-to-one sessions before she was ready for group walks. This was the first time I've seen her since she started her training and I can't believe the difference it's made to her. She's now reached the stage where we can start walking together so she is going to liaise with Steve (the coach) to organise a weekly walk for us. Yet another thing to look forward to ... this year is starting well compared to last year.
I'm feeling quite tired and stiff from yesterday's exertions and on top of that I managed to stub my big toe getting into bed last night, so have a bit of a limp going on today. I haven't done any serious damage but it's the toe I broke when I was nineteen and which has the occasional twinge anyway so it'll take a few days to settle down again. It's a lovely shade of purple though!
I weighed myself this morning and am pleased to report that I've lost 3lbs since January 1st. I've been concentrating on being active rather than dieting, so am pleased with my first week's efforts. I just have to keep going! I hope to try one of the local 'walking for health' groups on Thursday (if the organiser responds to my email) so that'll be an additional one hour of activity to add to the pot. This is just walking in a group on paved paths but at a fairly constant pace. There are three different speeds to choose from so I'll go for the slowest one first and see how I get on. Of course, I won't be able to go if my toe is still painful because I won't be able to wear my walking shoes, so fingers crossed that it settles down quickly.
I'm off to see Little Miss C and Little Miss H in about an hour, so they can show me all their Christmas gifts. It's their first day back at school today so they will be tired and possibly grumpy, but it'll still be lovely to see them. Then an evening at home watching the TV, which is very like a cinema experience as the new TV is much bigger than I'm used to, though I'm sure I'll soon get used to it. Once I change the room round I'll be able to sit much farther away from the screen, which'll be better.
Finally, bath and an early night. I'm trying to reset my inner clock so bedtime will be between ten and eleven (but usually nearer ten o'clock) for the foreseeable future.