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08 Mar 2012: Mother

Part of this morning’s riverside walk listening…


Time to bed (previous night): 21:30
Time got up (today): 05:00
Daily step count: 12176
Daily water intake: 2500ml
Mood (1 to 5):
Morning 2 (see notes)
Lunch 5
Night 4


05:00 – Stretching, 30 pushups (knee), 30 crunches
05:15 – 2 multigrain weetbix, skim milk
06:30 – Riverside walk to office (approx. 2.8km)
07:00 – Skinny long macchiato, handful of almonds and walnuts
11:00 – Morning walk followed by blueberry yoghurt, sliced banana, nuts and seeds
12:00 – Extended lunchtime walk (going as far as Barrack Street then to the river, rather than William St)
12:30 – Salad bowl (chicken, egg, cheese, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, beetroot)
15:00 – Banana
18:00 – Salmon, snow peas, broccolini. Apple
22:00 – Glass milk, bed


Non-gym day


Interesting mood this morning – being a non-gym day it sort of threw me. Missed the first part of breakfast, forced myself to do the crunches etc. and wound up feeling very out of sorts on the bus.

Head had cleared a bit by the time I’d had my river walk, so all’s well that end’s well. Just need to learn to cope with breaks in routine, and/or force a routine even when “deprived” of the usual components of that.

Very interesting reaction in any case…

3 responses to “08 Mar 2012: Mother”

  1. Britt says:

    Learning to push through changes to routine and get the job done anyway. That is precisely why we include things like this along the way, because life ALWAYS throws curveballs just to keep you on your toes.
    However! We can work on it more so that what you replace your gym days with still gives you satisfaction of accomplisment instead of feeling like you just got the job done.
    There are killer full body workouts lying around everywhere just waiting to be put into practice.
    SO!! Next Thursday when Helen goes to the gym and you are holding down the fort, challenge yourself this way.
    Warm up walk around block to get the blood moving followed by 10x knee push ups, 10x squats and 10x crunches
    Find something to do stepups on that is stable and around lower knee height.
    10 step ups each leg
    as many toe push ups as you can manage
    10x squats
    10 step ups each leg
    as many toe push ups as you can manage plus the remaining on knees until you get to 20
    20x squats
    10 step ups each leg (2 x through for 20 each leg)
    as many toe push ups as you can manage plus remaining on knees to 20
    10x Crunches 10x Obliques (crunches but taking hand to opposite knee for some twist) 30seconds bicycle legs (remember them from Clubfit night?) Repeat 3x through all three ab exercises
    Stretch and get ready for work.

    • Gary Wilmot says:

      Holy crap – I only mentioned that the change in routine had unsettled my mind… 🙂

  2. Britt says:

    🙂 just saying !

    At least you have something to aim for right?

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