I knew there would probably be some sort of reaction on the part of my digestive system to this new way of eating. I didn't count for it happening when I'd just set out on a walk though. Fortunately I hadn't gone very far when the stomach cramps set in, and after apologising to the dog, I legged it back home with her in tow. I'd only managed to do a tiny bit of my usual circuit, but my sprint back to the house with butt cheeks clenched together was quite a feat of aerobic exercise combined with pilates - so I won't beat myself up about it. Without going into too much detail, most of my afternoon was spent in the bathroom and my youngest son had to walk the dog!
Today, things went much better.
Time taken: 40 mins
Distance: 1.95 miles
Cals burned: 220
Doggy: Happy, and knackered afterwards cos of the heat.
No stomach cramps this time. In fact I felt an immense sense of wellbeing as I set off today. It was a balmy summer's day, and I could feel different air currents as I was walking along - some cool, some hot. The coconuty smell of my sun cream made me feel like I was on holiday. I was thinking to myself how different the scenery looks along this road from a few months ago, when the fields were empty and full of weeds. The sky was white, no leaves were on the trees. That's all changed now though, and there will be more changes before the year is out!
I love pictures of roads leading in to the distance. The one above is my own daily journey. For the moment, I'm going the same way every day. That road can lead anywhere I want it to, though.