Extreme Tambourining

Morning everybody and welcome to the weekend.

Quite an odd title I hear you say. Well read on and all will become clear as the first and second parts join together neatly around the reason for the peculiar title, but to ease the suspense a little, it has something to do with this:

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Now, back to the start……

I’m in one of those moods where I should like to be where I want to be but be there ahead of schedule.

Makes sense?

Probably not. I am simply getting a little impatient to be honest. Things aren’t happening quickly enough even though they are happening as quickly as they should be happening, if that also makes sense… ūüėČ

Impatience is a (bad) virtue that I readily hold on one day and deny on the next. I am not fed up with the journey because I can see the future mapped out ahead of me and it culminates with me being a slimmer version of my already better self. I suppose I would simply like to get there a bit quicker but then in my haste would I miss the journey along the way? And would the person I aim to become fall by the wayside if I reach for that goal to soon?

Everyones life is a journey and I firmly believe we are all supposed to be somewhere now so we can be somewhere else in the future. The only thing that holds us back is ourselves and I made my positive step toward change by electing to have surgery. This journey is a long road and results come quickly and then come slowly (as you can probably tell, mine are coming slowly at the moment, although my measurements are changing for the better) but we live in a results driven world. People never come up to me and say how many inches has your waistline changed by, they only ask one thing and that is “How much have you lost?” and to be honest, that is fair enough because by rights it should only be my very closest and dearest loved one or my tailor that should know my body’s measurements. Unfortunately the weight question only serves to offer reinforcement of my lack of progress, but if that is all I have to worry about then lucky me.

No, we must all evaluate our daily thoughts and goals and ask ourselves “Am I better than I was yesterday?” and if the answer is yes then no matter how small the change, we should be grateful for the opportunity to have had that change.

FOOD DIARY: Thursday 21st May 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1.5  Biscuits Weetabix  102  3.7  19  0.7
¬†1 ¬†Handful Blueberry’s ¬†30 ¬†0 ¬†0 ¬†0
 1  50gms  Rachels Yogurt  65  1.8  6  3.5
 1  100mls  Semi Skimmed Milk  49  3.6  1.8  4.7
Total (gr)
Lunch  1  200mls  Chilli Chicken Soup  140  13  10  4.5
Total (gr)
Dinner 1  110gms  Salmon Filet 188  17  1.8  12.5
 1 50gms Lemon Grass Basmati Rice  72  1.3  11  2.5
Total (gr)
Snacks  1  25gms  Apple Biscuit Bites  115  2  17  3.8
1  400mls  Latte
2  400mls  Tea  21  0  6  0
Total (gr)  772  42.4  72.6  32.2
Water 2  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

Gym workout was back on the cards yesterday as was wearing the Jawbone UP24 for counting my steps.

The gym in its usual state looked like this although I added some oblique work in at the end:

  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
  10. 3 x 20 Standing Oblique Bar Twists

And finally we are now onto why the post today has such an unusual title and it is all to do with walking.

My steps have just added a new element of importance after I met an old school friend who told me about a charity her daughter runs in memory of her severely disabled brother Andy (my old school friends son) who¬†unfortunately died at the age of 13. Andy’s favourite thing was his tambourine and from the legacy of his love of music the charity Andy’s Beat was born.

Earlier I wrote that I was in a rush to get to where I am going but I should really sit back and take a moment to consider those that have not been given the opportunity to be impatient as I have. Someone like Andy, whom although I never met, he certainly sounds like someone I would like to have known,¬†wasn’t given his opportunity to enjoy all of life’s issues and make his own improvements¬†as he journeyed through it. But from reading¬†his website, you can tell he certainly enjoyed himself along the way and if that doesn’t inspire you to be the best person you possibly can be then there is, I’m afraid, something missing from your life.

I joined Andy’s Beat and the Extreme Tambouring Facebook Page so now whenever I walk anywhere my miles count toward their totaliser. I shall do my best to champion their cause and help them supply tambourines around the world to children from all walks of life but for now maybe you guys could follow the above links and take a look at the charity. You never know, you might like to make your miles count as well ūüôā

Now, back to the Jawbone reading. After a days activity, I was lucky to reach the target of nearly 10,000 steps even though the day started off with that bloomin’ dreaded rain!

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That’s all there is for today folks so if you are in a rush to complete your day, try to remember, life is a marathon not a sprint, so enjoy your own journey and remember to take time to smell the flowers along the way.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

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