And So Back To Reality I Must Come

Happy Friday everyone! (just stole a little bit from a UK Radio D.J just there – not saying who though 😉 )

So what does the end of the week hold for you?

For me it is the chance to reflect and count my blessings. To consider how grateful I am that things are going so well and possibly to have a look in the mirror and pat myself on the back a little. I am due to come back to reality anytime now but thinking about that can wait because this gorgeous little chap has come to stay for a couple of weeks.

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Now I know he is my dog but ever since I broke my leg a couple of years ago and couldn’t get about very well (at all really) for a couple of months, he went to stay with my mum and because he loves it there so much (spoilt rotten, lots of visitors and a great big garden amongst some of the perks) he ended up staying, so even though as I say he is my dog he only really comes to visit so I shall make the most of it for sure.

We have walks planned, food planned and he probably has some laying in the sunshine planned as well so all of his bases should be covered 😉 It is good to have him here as I think about the past week and the excitement that came from the television crew and the interviewing, then waiting for it to be broadcast, all followed up with answering peoples questions etc etc. It means he can take my mind off of things as the hoopla surrounding the weeks events dissipates and I am inevitably left feeling a trifle flat because all of the focus has gone.

Still, it will allow me time to get my head back in the game and start researching a new screenplay I have should have been researching at this time last last year…. 😦
Anyway, I must not beat myself up because of that, I must simply put it down to experience and get the grey matter working again and bringing in the ideas for what should prove to be a fascinating story (well thats the plan…)

Another thing that I should have been doing today is running. If you recall, a couple of weeks ago I set myself the goal of starting to run so that by spring next year I would have managed to run enough on the treadmills through the winter that I could start running outside. Well, last week was the first day of the running training but it didn’t happen for two reasons, firstly my knee was behaving very badly and I didn’t want to stress it so I didn’t train on Friday or Saturday so that I could walk on Sunday and secondly the new running trainers didn’t arrive from my cousin who works for New Balance U.K. Now one false start should be allowed in anyones book but it looks like we have another today as I am still suffering with the blisters that crippled me on Sunday’s walk and also the fact that the running shoes have still not arrived. This can mean only one thing and that is third time lucky next week so hopefully by then my knee will be okay, my blisters healed and my trainers arrived. I can only say watch this space and see if we have the headline I have wanted to use for months Run Cameron! Run!!

FOOD DIARY:Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  350mls  Phd Diet Whey Protein  182  34  5.5  2.8
 2 Mini Muffins Egg, Cottage Cheese and Ham Mini Muffins  260  36  8 8
Lunch  1  120gms Sliced Ham  139.2  26.4  0  3.6
1  120gms Chicken  148.8  31.2  0  2.52
Dinner  1 Small Bowl  Keema Palak  185  28  5.5  4
Snacks  2  400mls  Tea  11.8  0  0.8  0
 2  400mls  Latte  210  12  18  8
Totals  932.8  167.6  37.8  28.92
Water 3  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

So I said yesterday that I was a little horrified how out of control the day had gotten and that I needed to get a handle on it quick smart, well hopefully looking at the results from Wednesday you will be able to see that I have done just that. The calories are done and the carbs are down with a marked increase in protein. Now I won’t do this everyday because I need the carbs for my training regime but on my rest days, I don’t think it will hurt too much to reduce them. Fats were also good with lean meat being the order of the day.

Training has resumed to my back to normal schedule although the body balance class is having to be kicked into touch as I am starting a college course which clashes with the class and something has to give unfortunately as I cannot be in two places at once. Yesterday I was up very early to train at the gym (in there by 7am) which was a shock to the system I can tell you! But once the gym was finished I managed a quick walk with the dog covering just under two miles at a reasonable pace considering we have a puppy in the mix on these walks.

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The gym session that I attended earlier in the day was as I said a shock to the system but it felt nice to have the knowledge that I was all done by 9am and I was able to get on with the rest of the day safe in the knowledge that I wasn’t going to miss the session due to other commitments. I started slowly at the cardio but was soon up to speed covering my usual distances, times and levels. My strength training was as ever a mixture of additions, increases and eases but at the end I was suitably tired enough to know that what I had done was right for me.

  1. 2 x 30 Reps 35kg Abductor machine
  2. 2 x 30 Reps 35kg Adductor machine
  3. 2 x 40 Reps 35kg Abdominal Crunch machine
  4. 2 x 40 Reps 35kg Lower Back machine
  5. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Cable Row
  6. 2 x 30 Reps 20kg Chest Press
  7. 2 x 40 Reps 35kg Pec Deck
  8. 3 x 30 Reps 25kg Tricep Pull Down
  9. 3 x 30 Reps 8kg (each arm) Bicep Dumbell Curl
  10. 3 x 15 Reps 8kg (each shoulder) Shoulder Shrugs
  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)

The more observant of you (i.e. the ones that read this part 😉 ) will see that I have increased the core exercises and also added in some light shoulder exercises in a bid to relieve the shoulder pain from which I am currently suffering. This new regime along with the walking and cardio exercise took the days exercise calorie burn to 991 so it turned out to be a decent total for sure as shown by the Polar H7 screenshot.

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Add the activity to the days moving around and it all helped towards the Jawbone Up2 steps reading of 13981. Not too shabby at all.

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‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

14 thoughts on “And So Back To Reality I Must Come

  1. Osyth says:

    Oy Forest Gump … get out there and do it. congratulations on a great week and keep a bit of that positivity in a bottle on the side so that you can inhale deeply when it decides to hide for a while 🙂

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  2. New Journey says:

    Sounds like your a busy man…..You will knock it out of the park when you start running….the endorphins are wonderful….years, and years ago back 30 thirty years I was a full fledged jogger…then I twisted my ankle, it cut the jogging out for a couple years….but never got back into it like I was before….now with my knee it will never happen again…oh well….however I am jogging in the pool for 20 minutes, not all out but getting my stamina back up by doing it like I was on land, 2 minutes strong, 1 minute slow, etc…love the pool….LOL have a fantastic weekend…..I love Archie’s little face….my pooch is going better, I think the antibiotics will help out a lot,,.she’s not even limping on that leg…amazing….have an amazing weekend my friend…kathy

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