Feb 25 2012: rest day, what rest day?

Due to tomorrow being a 12-Week-Weightloss-Challenge weigh-in and assessment day, I’ve swapped my rest day over, making tomorrow (Sunday) the “rest” day and today a normal gym day. With things like a 1km row and 1km run/walk, tomorrow won’t provide much of a rest lol

Food:
Breakfast: 1 slice dry toast with vegemite (pre-gym) microwaved egg and slice of toast
Mid-morning: Popcorn
Lunch: Chicken, Avocado and Salad Sandwich
Mid-afternoon: Sticky Date Yoghurt
Family Dinner: Nibbles (few nuts etc.), Entrees (cucumber, chorizo and goat’s milk fetta and sri lankan fish curry parcels). Main – spice-rubbed pork fillet with green apple, maple and whisky slaw. Dessert – White chocolate pannacotta with blueberry compote.

Drink:
Plain, filtered water: 3100ml
Glass orange juice
1 beer
1 glass red wine

Activity:
Gym (details below)
Short walk with Marble
Grasshopper Soccer with Kian
Step count 3796 (3:30pm) – left the pedometer off all afternoon 🙁

Gym:
5 minute warm up on bike – 1.974km
1000m warm-up row – 5m 38s
10 push-ups (all knee), 10 fitball squats, 10 assisted chin-ups 80kg
10 push-ups (6 toe, 4 knee), 10 fitball squats, 10 assisted chin-ups 80kg
1000m row (100/100 intervals) – 4m 46s
Stretches

I also threw in a 1km easy walk (5 km/h) to warm down and recover

Physical, Mood etc.:
Morning – Woke up at 4:30am, mood was fab
Lunch – Tired but positive
Night – Definitely ready for bed!

Notes:
Felt like I had zero upper body strength when I tried to do toe pushups in the first set. Gathered my thoughts, dug into whatever source of inspiration was available and squeezed out 6 in the second set. Was a good feeling to know that things ARE possible.

Managed to stick to 1 beer and 1 wine – probably overdid the nibbles and cucumber/chorizo snacks a little. Not too bad though I don’t think.

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