There's no place like home - and a renewed determination

When we were on the Alaskan cruise, there were plenty of opportunities to catch full-length glimpses of oneself. There were several elevator trips during the course of each day and each elevator had full-length mirrors in them. I used them as a reminder not to overindulge in the cruise cuisine. One could eat 24 hours a day if one were so inclined. Thanks to the constant reminders that I am not a skinny person, I did pretty well. I promised myself several times a day that upon returning home, I would be much more vigilant in my workout and diet. I slept in until 9:00 yesterday, but since we were up all night the night before due to a red-eye flight out of Anchorage, I think I can be excused.

This morning the alarm went off at 6:00 and I was out of bed on the first hop. I have completed my blog, memorized the Gospel of the day and am ready to head out.

Daily stats:
Workout type: walk/jog
Route: Deadend/rock pile/back
Distance: 1 3/4 miles
Time: 31 minutes
Average HR: 123
Maximum HR: 135
Calories burned:300
Temperature: 59 degrees
Challenge for the day: Remembering the promise
I jogged nonstop the first 15 minutes. I haven't done that in a long time! It felt good to get out again. It was hazy and a bit humid, but the walk/jog was great!!


  1. Mary its so good to have you home! Welcome back! Sounds like your off to a great start! And to come back with any kind of loss is awesome! Look forward to hearing more from you. Jinx!

  2. I am so glad you are back. And you are so awesome for not overindulging and for getting right back into the good eating and exercise routine. I should be so diligent!