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.