On day Five:
Today marks a sad day for me. Its the anniversary of my Grandad Ducker's passing. I can't believe it happened a year ago. I would like to take this time to tell the world what a wonderful man he was. He was very much loved by all who met him.
My dad wrote a great post about him on his blog Fighting Fit at Fifty, so to read more you can view this here.
Sometimes when you are feeling a bit low it can be hard to stay motivated, especially over the last few days I have had a virus flare up again, when I get stressed out I usually have this aftermath affect where my spleen area will raise, my boobs get bigger and I notice my bras won't fit (I know this might not be a bad thing but it aggravates the hell out of me) and also my stomach puffs out.
But the day still went according to plan and I have taken some tablets prescribed to help reduce the swelling.
7.30am - Breakfast
9.30am - Glass of water
12.45pm - 1/2 cup of green tea
2.30pm - Dinner
An apple and carrot
5.00pm - 15 minute walk
7.00pm - one hour at the gym
- 15 minutes on the cross trainer
- 10 minutes on the wave machine
- 5 minutes on the arm bike
- 10 minutes on arm and leg weights
- 10 minutes of pull ups
- 10 minutes of sit ups
Fresh chicken stir fry with peppers, mushrooms and brown rice
8.30pm - Dessert
Mango and Raspberries with a spoonful of low fat yogurt
9.30pm - Green tea
I still managed to have a successful day. I think I am beginning to feel much better but its hard to track my progress with my swollen torso!
Hopefully if I can manage to relax this will calm down and that is my biggest problem - not being able to switch off. So I am still learning lots and I can't wait to record and reflect all of this at the end of my Get Fit Week.