They say that if you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future but if you are at peace then you are living in the now.
It sums my experiences up to a tee.
For years I was depressed about the past and anxious about the future. Always worrying about what I might have said or done and then worrying about how I would deal with these things when the time came. I never lived in the now with any kind of peace, I was always aware of too much other stuff going on and never gave myself a chance of witnessing what was happening at that moment.
Today however, I very seldom worry about the past and am learning to let the future unfold as each day comes and I meet it with renewed passion and vigour. We none of us know what the future brings. There are challenges that we must face and there are good times that we must enjoy but nothing is set in stone.
For this reason it is never too late to make the changes to your life that you may have been dreaming about for all those years. If you look at me, I was a mess 6 months ago. I could barely walk and seldom left the house, whereas yesterday I was able to break the 9 minute kilometre barrier which compared with 6 months ago I would have been lucky if I could walk a kilometre let alone in a calculable time. I never dreamt I would be able to buy clothes from off of the rack but now I can, I never thought that I would have the smallest appetite of all of the adults I know and I never thought I would ever be satisfied to leave the pub after only a couple of drinks but I am.
So please no matter what your issue is or the reason that you come to read this blog, please take away this one little piece of knowledge – what you read about in this daily blog is living proof of there always being a brighter tomorrow and we always have the capacity to change, all we need do is exercise our right to it.
FOOD DIARY:Monday August 31st 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||2||Mini Muffin||Egg, Cottage Cheese and Ham Mini Muffin||260||36||8||8|
|1||350mls||Phd Diet Whey Protein||182||34||5.5||2.8|
|Lunch||1/2||80gms||Chicken, Peppers and Mozzarella Sandwich||178||24||32||8|
|1/2||50gms||Blackberry and Apple Tart||150||1.6||31.1||5.9|
|1||120gms||Piri Piri Chicken||220||23.2||2.3||13|
So the food was an okay day. I had actually walked a good distance before I ate the piece of cake and after an afternoon walking around Oxford I think I deserved the Cider… 🙂 So although the totals were a little elevated, they were not all bad.
Yesterday was a return to the gym once more after my extended rest period due to changing training days to accommodate the Body Balance class. I started as usual with the 25 minutes of Cardio at the usual levels and then moved onto the strength training which as ever looked like this.
- 2 x 30 Reps 30kg Abductor machine
- 2 x 30 Reps 30kg Adductor machine
- 2 x 30 Reps 35kg Abdominal Crunch machine
- 2 x 30 Reps 35kg Lower Back machine
- 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Cable Row
- 2 x 30 Reps 20kg Chest Press
- 2 x 30 Reps 30kg Pec Deck
- 3 x 30 Reps 20kg Tricep Pull Down
- 3 x 30 Reps 8kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
- 3 x 30 Standing Oblique 20kg Barbell Twists (15 each side)
- 3 x 30 Standing Russian Oblique Weighted Bar Twists (15 each side)
This gave a Polar H7 reading of 651 calories burned in the gym.
With the 369 calories from the walking giving a total of 1020 calories burned for the day. The reason why the walking calories were so high from such a short walk was because the pace I went at was much faster than ever before. This was pretty much due to the fact that when I went to collect the dog to take him with me, he was already out! Now this simple fact could have made me decide against walking but instead I took the opportunity to break the 9 minute kilometre barrier that I could never seem to get past and today I am VERY happy with this result as shown in the screenshot below.
Very pleased with the pace and the distance certainly helped me to beat my daily target for the 4th day on the trot so I reckon I had better take it easy and slow down otherwise the Jawbone will be getting used to me breaking my target and up the ante…!
Rest day again today although I will walk the dog and I have several jobs and some running around to do so might even beat my target once again…. I just can’t help it!
Stay out of the fridge.