It has been a while since my last post, long enough to get a ‘oy’ reminder from Kenzai!
I am travelling for work in India, which has proven pretty tough in terms of the diet. I have manage to stay the course on my workouts, at least until an attack of the Delhi Belly yesterday which wiped me out for Sunday.
Diet wise within the available menu choices I have been trying to stick to high-protein, relatively low carbs and lots of vegetables, which is easier to have prepared by the hotel. No slippage on the booze which is great and I have decided I like sparkling water a lot!
Exercise wise, I have really enjoyed the workout but something strange happened two days ago. I was jumping rope, when I was suddenly struck by a splitting headache. I read up on this symptom and it seems to be quite common. Something called an exertion headache Which can be apparently be caused
by tied neck muscles, dehydration, lack of sleep, or a host of other things apparently. I really hope it doesn’t continue because I’m enjoying the skipping a lot. Still feel wiped today so I think it will be another day off the exercise which is a shame.
Overall I can see some visible changes in my body, I am definitely losing some off my waist, the belt is definitely looser but I’m feeling “at risk “given I have not been able to be religiously focused on the diet since being away. Looking forward to getting back to Singapore and getting back onto my bike ...
Will weigh in when I get back to see what, if any damage, this trip has done. Fingers crossed.
Good luck with week 3 people ....
Double down on today’s workout to make up for the one I missed yesterday. Legs, knees and abs are in shock 😊
Frustrated to miss workout day 2.
Rode for 2 hours today so plenty of calories burned but no time to complete the workout as had calls all night. I need to figure out how to blend the two activities efficiently as already feel I have dropped the ball even though my workout was probably a lot harder at Thai stage ... Ken?
Still, did well with food today
Enjoyed the workout. Skipping great, have always loved that. Easy 100 rotations per min. Crunches also fine but the old shoulder injury is going to be a challenge. No chance of doing press ups in the plank position so tried them from my knees. Managed 5 reps per set and the injury site hurts a fair bit now. Here’s hoping the shoulder builds up over time, would love to think I could do some sets by the end of the program.
Stretching feels great. Am so tight; found it interesting to see that I couldn’t do the chest expansion exercise without assistance; clearly that should has seized heavily over the past 18 months to the point that I could barely interlock my fingers. With a bit of help from my Friend
Great steak and veggie dinner to celebrate .. yes Ken, 1/4 left 😊
Lighting conditions? Meal plans? Huh?
Anyway we’re off and running. Hurrah! 10kgs and hopefully a better body and mind, with a 500km bike ride and a 90 day cleanse can’t be all bad.
Breakfast was half an Avo and an egg on toast. Does it count if I ate a quarter less than normal rather than leaving it? No? Ok ...
Let’s do this!