Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Phase 2, Day 7 - Tuesday

I must say, following this weight loss program requires dedication. If you're tight on time don't even bother. To complete all exercise requirements you need 1.5-2 hours per day. Then you need to prepare 12 meals. Since there is loads of vegetables and (lean) meat to prepare it can easily take over an hour. Best is to prepare to last two or more days.  I feel I spend half my evenings preparing food and, to be honest, I am finding it tedious. At least now I can't practice Taekwondo I have more time for food prep. On the other hand I don't get the great workouts from training. Walking and jogging doesn't quite compensate the full Taekwondo body conditioning (nor the pain... ;) ) .

Talking about jogging, I was back at work today and, despite the 37C heat, managed 1,75 laps around Langley Park. I'm pretty happy with this result. My arm ached some but not bad enough to stop.

I must confess I am getting a little tired of the program. Another 13 days feels a long time. One sign  is the food cheating I mentioned the other day. I still cheat a bit with the food post 6pm. A bite of pizza, some fresh bread, a slice of meat etc. No alcohol though!

If I don't get a weight break the next couple of days I may find the last phase hard motivation... On the other hand, if I can't stop food nibbling I never will...

Food
1. Boiled egg
2. Chicken and saurkraut
3. Lentil salad w capsicum, tomato, cucumber (same as yesterday)

Exercise
20 min on exercise bike
30 min jog lunch time
Walk to-from bus & to-from work (5.5-6km)

Pedometer
About 13,000 (the $3 KMart thingy played up and won't display today's final total)