Feb 27 2012: Week 5

Wow, 4 weeks have flown by and so much has changed already. It’s going to be really exciting seeing the results of another 10 weeks of the Walkabout Wellness Weightloss Challenge, let alone what happens beyond that!

In the short term though, things got a little tougher today, with exercises being ramped up from 10 to 15 reps each set. The efforts at the WW gym yesterday also took their toll, especially on the push-up front!

This week’s goal = hit 2km in the 5 minute warm-up bike ride
This week’s give away = changed the morning coffee from Long Mac to Skinny Long Mac
This week’ take on = Ab crunches to be added into the activity on my non-gym day

Food:
Breakfast: 1 slice dry toast with vegemite (pre-gym) 2 weetbix and skim milk
Mid-morning: Sliced banana, almonds, walnuts, seeds, raspberry yoghurt
Lunch: Salad bowl (chicken, egg, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, carrot, beetroot)
Mid-afternoon: Banana
Dinner: Turkey steak and roasted veggies (e.g. egg plant, capsicum, potato), weightwatchers cherry bakewell

Drink:
Plain, filtered water: 3000ml
Skinny long macchiato – no sugar
Glass orange juice
Glass milk

Activity:
Gym (details below)
Down stairs Level 8 to Ground x 3
Up stairs Level 1 to Level 8 x 1
Lunch time stroll around Mounts Bay Rd and up Jacob’s Ladder.
Park with Kian and Marble
Step count 15395

Gym:
5 minute warm up on bike – 2.018km
Stretching – legs, shoulders, back
500m warm-up row – 2m 27s
15 pushups (all knee), 15 fitball squats, 15 calf raises
500m row – 2m 18s
15 pushups (all knee), 15 fitball squats, 15 calf raises
500m row – 2m 30s
15 pushups (all knee), 15 fitball squats, 15 calf raises
500m row – 2m 28s
Stretching – legs, shoulders, back

Physical, Mood etc.:
Morning – Woke up at 3:20am, state of mind was excellent
Lunch – Must be a bit mental – went to see how far Jacob’s Ladder is from office, and walked up it!
Night – Feeling very positive, and tired 🙂

Notes:
Wasn’t in a state to do full (toe) pushups at all today; mentally or physically. The efforts of yesterday had taken a toll on the shoulders etc. when I tried to push through that, the mind was weak.

Better luck next time 🙂

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