A year ago I was working on me to lose a few pounds and be in the best shape possible before my back surgery at the end of January.
That surgery was very successful, and I have enjoyed being free of the limitations and pain that my back problems caused. I was especially happy to be so mobile as we walked all over Athens and Rome and other Mediterranean ports on our cruise this fall. However I was not pleased with the results of eating all that good cruise ship food, or the fun time we had eating over the holidays.
Now, this January, I have more than a few pounds to get rid of. This week I started back on my exercise routine of weights, stretches, balance, and core strengthening, and I have begun a 10,000 steps a day walking campaign.
As you can see, I met my goal yesterday.
That's not hard to do if I include 3.5 miles of aerobic walking. I hope to do this at least five days a week.
I'm usually a solitary walker, but this week I've had a walking companion. Tom enjoyed his eating too. Of course he has less to lose and will lose it faster - just like a man.
Since our big TV is still in the shop, we decided to go out to see another movie that is on my want-to-see list. We chose The Imitation Game, based on the true story of Alan Turing, a mathematical genius who became the chief cryptologist trying to break the German code, Enigma, during WWII.
The movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turning, and he does an outstanding job of creating this troubled and tormented character, a man who is an enigma himself. Turing did not have a happy life, but because of his persistence, he was able to use his gifts to save perhaps millions of lives and defeat Hitler and the Nazis. I highly recommend this movie.