Here Comes The Rain Again

Well you can tell we must soon be approaching the summer here in the UK because the rain has started in earnest and we are once again dodging rain-showers like the professional rain-shower dodgers our nation is. Trust me, a few summers over here and you would all be as professional as we are.

The rain is a pain (to state the obvious), it stops the enjoyment to be had from walking and makes you check the weather forecast each morning to look for the optimal shower free window in which to walk the pooch and get the requisite exercise. The problem with this is that when there is so much more to do than just fit the dog’s walk into the day, it becomes something of a chore because everything else has to either be jiggled around or cancelled completely and as we know, sometimes this is not an option.

So we as a nation own brollies, wet weather gear and wellington boots just to be on the safe side. I was one of these people until a couple of days ago when I realised that once again, everything was far too big. A jacket that I struggled to zip up is now so loose that it is uncomfortable to say the very least. The worn once walking boots that I had (instead of wellingtons because of my massive calf size) I have just donated to my son who saw them at the weekend and said they would be super handy for him (to do what with I have no idea, but I doubt it will be long walks on wet afternoons) so I am now also shoeless and this happens just when we start to get the showers more than the sun.


However, I suppose it could be worse, I could have gotten bigger so that the jacket no longer fitted and I would never stand a chance of wearing wellingtons ever again. As it is, the opposite has happened and I have become the incredible shrinking man. To that end I hope now to be able to find some wellingtons that do fit and a smaller waterproof coat to match, but as you would imagine, I am loathed to do so as we are expecting to start the summer-time soon (expecting being the operative word) and by rights I should no longer have use for the wet weather gear that I buy because by the time the rain comes back, I should be too small for it again.

It is a terrible quandary to be in, bit oh what a wonderful problem to have!

FOOD DIARY: Tuesday 19th May 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)

Time :

1  Biscuit  Weetabix  68  2.5  13  0.5
 1  Handful Blueberries  30  0  0  0
 1  50gms  Rachel Greek Yogurt  65  1.8  6  3.5
 1  100mls  Semi Skimmed Milk  49  3.6  4.8  1.7
Total (gr)

Time :

 1  150gms Pesto Chicken Breast  200  33.5  0.5  6.5
Total (gr)

Time :

 1  250gms  Chilli Chicken Soup  185  16  13  6
Total (gr)

Time :

 1  600mls Turbo Charge Smoothie  270  2  40  10
 1  400mls  Tea  18  0  3  0
 1  400mls  Latte  200  14  20  7
Total (gr)  1085  73.4  100.3  35.2
Water  2  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

So I managed both the Gym and a walk with my little four legged friend.

The gym in its usual state looked like this:

  1. 3 x 15 Reps 25kg Abductor machine
  2. 3 x 15 Reps 25kg Adductor machine
  3. 3 x 15 Reps 25kg Abdominal Crunch machine
  4. 3 x 15 Reps 25kg Lower Back machine
  5. 3 x 15 Reps 15kg Cable Row
  6. 3 x 15 Reps 20Kg Chest Press
  7. 3 x 15 Reps 30Kg Pec Deck
  8. 3 x 15 Reps 15Kg Tricep Pull Down
  9. 3 x 15 Reps 5kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl

I must confess to getting a little tired of it being a bit repetitive but I have to understand that I have only just had surgery and certain exercises still hurt. I am increasing the reps on the last set to failure now so I suppose that is helping but like I say I don’t want to over-do it.

Once we finally got that break in the rain Archie and I walked so the Jawbone was able to pick up this:


Not bad once again, I am trying not to knock myself out as I must still remember I am carrying about 20 stone in weight so that in itself is an exercise!

If you look at the food diary, you will see that I had the Chilli Chicken soup that I made so please do keep coming back for that recipe as it is absolutely delicious!

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

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