Well Hello, It’s Good To See You…

Morning world and thanks for tuning in.

Today the blog almost returns to normal after my self imposed four day rest period including the one day enforced rest looking after the dog (after his trip to the vets to have the teeth out).

And as much as I enjoyed not doing anything each day and recharging my batteries, I still missed not exercising or walking the dog.

I have still to get to the bottom of why I was so tired but may have decided that it has to do with what I am consuming food wise and whether it has been affected by alcohol consumption (although not a great deal to be sure) nullifying the goodness my body gets from the nutrition in the food.

To that end I shall only eat good nutritional food, always take my supplements and always be completely hydrated. After a conversation with three or four different people I have invested in a post work out recovery drink and taking the first drink Tuesday to get it in my system (as shown in the diary) followed by one yesterday post work out, I can confirm I am still with energy so hopefully will be back at the gym today working just as hard as yesterday.

I seriously need to get rid of this malaise because it is kicking my arse at the moment and I have been kind of worried it was beginning to win so to that end, here’s hoping the drink with leave me feeling a little more energised because with the negative kind of attitude I will never get anywhere and will remain unmotivated. I need to smash this tiredness by looking after my body and what I consume although strangely enough it is not only me who is suffering. I spoke to a friend on Sunday and strangely the conversation turned to energy levels and both she and her friend with whom she was sat also agreed to having reduced energy at present so we are wondering if it is also possibly related to the weather being so muggy and close. It is very strange but also very understandable how the weather can affect us. Moods and energy levels at their most basic come from direct within ourselves and as we are part of the earth and it’s make up I suppose it must be little wonder that we are affected by the atmosphere we currently find ourselves in.

Still, I am hoping to find that a completely hydrated and replenished Cameron will continue uninterrupted as a regular gym attendee, although I do keep the fact I have not long had major surgery at the back of my mind and I do sometimes wonder if that is having something to do with it. Perhaps the anaesthetic on a sub atomic level takes a while to break down to a level where the body no longer notices that it has ever been under it’s energy sapping spell.

But then it could be many many things and all I can do is keep trying solutions until one of them finally clicks into place.

FOOD DIARY:Tuesday 14th July 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  175mls  Phd Diet Whey Protein 91  17  2.75  1.4
 2  Large  Scrambled Eggs  142  12  0  10
 1 70gms Six Seeded Brown Batch Loaf  140  8.4  18.2  6.5
Lunch  1 Small Bowl Spicy Chicken, Mushroom, Pepper and Potato Stew  235  22  20  4
Dinner
 1  250gms Garlic Prawn and Quinoa Greek Feta Salad  244.5  32.1  16.5  9.45
Snacks 1 500mls  Tea  4.9  0  0.4  0
 1  400mls  Costa Capuccino  94  5.4  9.5  0.6
 1  400mls  Phd Berry Recovery Drink  290  23.04  46.1  0.96
Totals  1241.4  119.94  113.45  32.91
Water  2  500mls  Fizzy Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

A good day of healthy eating even if a little on the light side, after a days cooking on Monday saw me able to make some of my favourite dishes and store them in the tupperware containers for consumption through the week. I made some of my most favourite healthy dishes and tried a new one out (see next weeks Tasty Tuesday) to boot. Obviously my carbs are up because of the recovery drink but I am positive I need it due to the intensity of my gym work outs.

So finally yesterday meant a return to the gym but unfortunately no walking as the dog is still in recovery. It was good to get back on the bike (literally and not figuratively this time) and do my 19 minutes of level 4 training following up with the 5 mins stepping machine and 6 mins cross trainer. Once completed I was able to knock this strength training circuit out and didn’t feel like I was ready to drop at the end of it.

  1. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Abductor machine
  2. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Adductor machine
  3. 3 x 30 Reps 30kg Abdominal Crunch machine
  4. 3 x 30 Reps 30kg Lower Back machine
  5. 3 x 30 Reps 20kg Cable Row
  6. 3 x 30 Reps 20kg Chest Press
  7. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Pec Deck
  8. 3 x 30 Reps 20kg Tricep Pull Down
  9. 2 x 30 Reps 6kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
  10. 1 x 50 Reps 6kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
  11. 3 x 30 Standing Oblique 20kg Barbell Twists (15 each side)
  12. 3 x 30 Standing Russian Oblique Weighted Bar Twists (15 each side)

Polar H7 screen shot gave me a total calorie burn during exercise of 730 calories

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I do feel so much better mentally and so much happier when I have completed both my strength and cardio-vascular training, so today I am a happy chap for sure although not walking with the dog was difficult but given the little critter spent Monday in the vets having some teeth removed, I can’t blame his reluctance on laziness! The anaesthetic really wiped him out, so much so he only managed a quick trip and thus was no point in measuring it!

Okay, so no records were broken, no personal bests achieved but I went, I worked out, I conquered. I got back on the horse and I was able to cover 3504 steps in the process so was pleased with this latest Jawbone Up24 screenshot.

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I am pretty sure I am getting over the hump of not having any energy for my training and am happy I am getting back into the swing of things if only to give you guys something to read… Well I hope you read it!

‘Till Tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

9 thoughts on “Well Hello, It’s Good To See You…

  1. New Journey says:

    Good morning… Just a thought, could u b low in iron or vit D, hydroxy?? Both or one of the other would make u fatigued… Just a thought… After all ur body is just coming off of surgery and it takes a lot out of it body to heal itself??? Glad to hear Archie is back up and at em….well its good night for me…

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      I do take vitamin Supplements with Iron and I also take Vit D daily so would hope it isn’t those two things although the last time I went to the Hospital I did get a blood draw so I will ask if they found anything.
      I would hope it is more that I am doing A LOT more than I used to and also have to get the balance right.
      Thanks for your pointers though and I will contact the hospital today to see.
      As for Archie, he must be better because just a few moments ago he started going crazy at a cat in HIS garden and shot off like a bullet out of a gun to chase it away!
      G’night!

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      • New Journey says:

        Glad Archie is back to his norm…nothing worse than animal not feeling well….especially dental….Aggghhh
        If your taking vitamins your probably ok…I was just thinkin lout loud for you…but it would be a quick fix..good morning and good night…LOL

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  2. Aubrie says:

    Hopefully you can figure out whats draining your energy soon. I know for me if I have multiple days off and I don’t do much of anything it drains me incredibly. Then, it’s always hard to get out of that “slump”. Awesome job at the gym/strength training! That is a dang impressive list you did! I give you kudos! Glad to hear Archie is feeling better! 🙂

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  3. coteetcampagne says:

    HMMM, major surgery? could that be linked?
    Now listen to Old Auntie Gill, If you are drained of energy then you are pushing yourself too hard . I completely recognise the need to reach a goal and to hit the stage points on the way because I am doing the same here. But I also know that if you push too hard at the wrong time, you will suffer the odd knock-back.
    So be kinder to yourself, and if you can manage that ( I am great at dishing out advice , but crap at taking it) I promise to stop beating myself up too.

    Deal?

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