I always thought that 10.000 steps are not hard to make. That was before I actually owned a pedometer and the ability to count my steps. After 40 minutes on the treadmill, walking 3 bustops to work, going out for an appointment, and walking back to the office, and I was only at 7.456 steps!!! Angelos was teasing me on the phone and was telling me that I have a big stride and should make smaller steps, or else I'll end up walking in the middle of the night counting steps like a sleepwalker...lol
But seriously, it is not easy peasy to make 10.000 steps. And I really thought it was easy! I was certain that I was taking more steps than that a day. I was thinking that by the end of the day there would be more than 12000 steps on the pedometer.
But I managed to end the day on 10.035 steps. I went to my mom, and took the dog out walking. I have not taken the dog out walking in years!!!
Food was great too. After a few days of eating whatever my heart desired, going back to my salads was actually a treat. I stocked on veggies and herbs, and my partner, who spent Easter in Santorini island, brought me a real treat. Caper leaves. In Santorini they take the leaves of the caper plant in the spring, and boil them for 5 minutes, and then cool them, and put them in a jar with a little of spring water and vinegar. They are so yummy in tomato salads!
So for lunch I had a salad with rocket, baby spinach, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, strawberries and balsamic vinegar. And for dinner I had a salad with tomatoes, caper leaves, olives, onions, fresh oreganon, and rye rusks. And I had fresh organic strawberries for dessert, marinated in balsamic vinegar, stolen from Jamie Oliver too.
I really feel back to it. When my body is good to me, like it was after eating all this stuff for 5 days and showing a small, relatively, gain, I always feel I need to take super extra care of my body to reward it for playing nicely. I took a longer shower yesterday, applied body butter in the evening, and now, after the treadmill and the shower, I will start the operation firming creams.
I used to think that these creams are for size 10 women who want to get to size 8. I thought that in cases like mine, with lotsa lard and cellulite they would do nothing. But the truth is that I used some last summer and I could see a difference after 4 weeks. So I am going for them again!
Sitting here for more is not going to help my steps quota! I am going to hit the treadmill now, and I will post more later from work if it is slow.
Have a gorgeous day!