To some of you Wednesday might be the hump day, the middle of the week, the back bone of the nine to five but me personally? I think it get’s an unfair bad press.
When I was at school I’ll admit I didn’t like Wednesdays because it was the second day of the school week we were required to stay on until 3.50pm instead of getting to leave at 3.15pm as we did on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays. Mind you that said, I am fairly certain that football training, rugby training or cricket practise were after school on these days so it wasn’t all bad…..
Well I have to be honest, in this day and age I don’t think the days of the week matter as much as they used to. Due to the way the world demands instant gratification and everything on demand at the touch of a button, the working week could be classed as 24/7. Certainly our exercise regimes and healthy eating regimes are priorities within our lifestyles so we no longer have need to fear the middle of the week because when it comes to looking after ourselves it should be a seven day a week project.
On a Wednesday I train and walk as you guy’s know. I don’t feel a malaise to the day just because it is the middle of the week, I don’t feel like it has a special hold over me, I just feel like it is another a day that allows me to achieve my goals. Another day that allows me to live and breath in this “everything now” society we live.
I believe we are too conditioned by history, the media and the rest of the world to actually allow us to think for ourselves. Yes, I remember in the 1970’s Wednesday was a crap day because there was nothing to do (that said, compared to nowadays most people would agree that there was nothing to do in the seventies full stop). The weekend was still two more days away and when you want entertainment, two days can seem like a lifetime. But nowadays, Wednesday is no more a hump than any other day because of an evening we can pretty much do what we want. Shops are open late, banking is online, bill paying is online, I’ve sport is scheduled throughout the week, gyms are open to allow us to train when we can’t be outside on a cold winters evening, pubs are open, night clubs are open; the list could go on because for people that work the very modern and popular split shifts system, a Thursday could well be their Saturday night so are they not entitled to get that Friday feeling on a Wednesday?
I know this is only my opinion but like I say, in a world where everything is 24/7 we must get our mindset out of the past and look at the day for what it is.
Another opportunity for greatness.
FOOD DIARY: Monday 10th August 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||1||70gms||Six Seeded Batch with Organic Peanut Butter||217||12.1||18.8||13|
|1||175mls||Phd Diet Whey Protein||91||17||2.75||1.4|
|Lunch||1||Mini Muffin||Egg, Cottage Cheese and Ham Muffin||130||18||4||4|
|1||95gms||Piri Piri Chicken Thigh Fillet with Bell Peppers||165||17.8||1.7||11|
|1||400mls||Phd Very Berry Recovery Drink||290||23.04||46.01||0.96|
|Dinner||1||200gms||Garlic Prawn and Quinoa Feta Salad||198||25||13||7.9|
Food on Monday was very good considering we were on a gym and walk day. The increase in carbs came from the Limonata and the Recovery drink so on the whole I have no issue with anything that was consumed and judging by the compliments I received yesterday, well it looks like I am doing something right after all….
Yesterday was as you know a gym free day and a gentle stroll with the dog so it ended with a Map My Walk screenshot showing a good relaxed distance:
And with a Jawbone Up24 reading of 9,400 steps:
I think we can say it was a pretty healthy hump day for me today!
Stay out of the fridge.