I am about a week late on this report. February was an eventful month and it was not all good. I backslid a few times right into the point of Greta’s boot and by the end of the month I was bruised and battered from a crash into a ravine on my bike.
In reflecting on last month, I can attribute the root cause of my “backsliding” moments to lack of preparation. I skipped going to the grocery store because I did not prepare my weekly meal plans. So, I had too many “grab and go” meals during the month. My daily schedule changed significantly and the new schedule will remain until mid-May. I did not adequately plan for my exercise period in the new schedule which resulted in fewer workouts during the week.
I did stay on track with my long bike rides on the weekends. I completed my first group bike ride in the 13th Annual Humble Lion’s Club Bike Ride which benefits physically challenged and diabetic children. The routes varied with 22, 46, and 52 miles. I rode 22 miles on a sunny scenic route with about 400 other riders. The next weekend, my biking buddies and I started a new practice route at the Jesse H. Jones Nature Center. We rode on the scenic Judy Bell Trail.
It was at the end of that ride that I had a biking accident injuring my knee and calf when I crashed into a ravine. Also, I had quite a few sore muscles all over my body. This resulted with me having to spend a-doctor-mandated 3 days in the bed with my leg either parallel or lifted above my heart and swallowing anti-inflammatory drugs every 12 hours. I became a little depressed due to being immobile. Now, I am better mentally but still unable to exercise at full potential. I am anxious to get back on my bike and on the Judy Bell Trail again.
I am already on track with weekly meal planning and grocery shopping again. I will wait another week before I attempt to exercise and will start with riding my stationary bike at home. March will definitely be a better month.
Pictures from the Jesse H. Jones Nature Center – Judy Bell Trail: