F…f…f…frozen fingers

27 May

It was f…f…freezing this morning. I had opted to go f…f…for an early morning walk as my cardio option today and at 6am it was bloody cold. I’m not sure of the temperature but I’m sure I heard someone say it was minus 3 – I can well believe it. I don’t think I will ever get used to the Canberra cold. I had also f…f…forgotten to wear tights under my tracky pants which didn’t help the situation. I was wearing gloves but my f…f…fingers still got to that achey, painful, f…f…freezing stage. I have a new respect f…f…for those people out early in the morning during winter going f…f…for a walk because it’s a lot harder to warm up when you’re only walking and not running.

F…f…finally got home, back into the warmth of my house to then do a circuit of push-ups and triceps dips. I have decided to continue with the push-ups challenge this week as I can’t do this week’s challenge which involves step ups. So the goal is another 300 push-ups this week, with the proviso that I have to knock them out 25 at a time, which I did. Well, the first 25 for the day that is! I finished my morning session with the abs circuit of full sit ups, crunch pulses and plank.

Brekkie this morning was delicious. It was apple muesli and I had bought the Kuranda Fruit Free Natural Organic Quinoa Muesli blend recently so I was keen to try it. This natural muesli is a really tasty blend of quinoa, seeds and cacao, “great for a delicious healthy breakfast to give you energy all morning.” Ingredients include pepitas, sunflower seed, rice flakes, almonds, puffed brown rice, organic quinoa, and cacao nibs (3%). There is only 2g sugar per 50g which is also great. Topped with grated apple and Hi Lo milk, it made for a filling meal. I’m looking forward to brekkie on Wednesday when I have this again. I also really enjoyed my lunch today – Mediterranean vegetable sandwich with basil ricotta. Yummo! Any meal that includes oven roasted eggplant and capsicum and ricotta cheese is always going to get a big tick from me.

I have a dinner to go to at a Cambodian restaurant tonight. Just quietly, I have been stressing about this for a few days now. Up until now it’s been easy sticking to the program because I haven’t eaten anything apart from what’s on my plan (well except for Friday nights at the mall but that I can cope with). This is a social event. Normally I would have a glass of wine with my meal but not tonight. It’s easier to come undone even with the best laid plans once I have a wine…or two. So it will be water for me tonight. I’ve checked the menu on-line and have mentally decided what I might have for my meal. I also rang the restaurant and spoke to the owner who assured me that a lot of his food is gluten free as he uses potato and (non-wheat based) cornflour for sauces, etc. So fingers crossed I stick to my guns and not be distracted by what other people are eating or drinking. Fortunately, because of my dietary requirements, I’m not taking part in the banquet – I say fortunately because I always feel compelled to eat everything on offer in a banquet situation. Instead I am ordering off the menu therefore I do have control over what meal I get.

Postscript: dinner was great. Loved catching up with everyone. I chose marinated chicken sticks for entree and a chicken, mushroom and veggie stirfry for my main. I also had a diet coke.

Got home, prepared tomorrow’s lunch, packed my gym bag and was about to head off to bed…then realised, #%^*+! I still had 25 push-ups to do. Dutifully done.

Good night :)

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4 Responses to “F…f…f…frozen fingers”

  1. energyandEmily 28/05/2013 at 12:22 am #

    Ah I’m sorry!! I only just replied to you on my blog with some info about wine. I wasn’t sure of your stance on it. I’m glad to hear that you had a fantastic dinner though!!

    Good work getting up early this morning! Even if it was f…f….f….freezing!

    I had the muesli this morning as well and I didn’t get hungry again for ages! Might have to have that one more often. Also I feel the same way about the capsicum/eggplant/ricotta combination, a real winner.

  2. michelle12wbt 28/05/2013 at 9:25 am #

    Good on you for getting up early – brrrr!! At least its out of the way now and you can enjoy the rest of the day :)

  3. Ewen 28/05/2013 at 10:38 am #

    Solutions: 1) Walk in the afternoons 2) Wear ski gloves 3) Get yourself a box of those gel hand warmers they sell at Costco.

    • cathyn61 29/05/2013 at 2:45 pm #

      I’m thinking that lunchtime walks might be the go!

      Sent from my iPad

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