What an absolutely disgusting day - blowing an absolutely hooley and chucking it down with rain ALL DAY. Quite impressed that lots of people have been out running - not sure I would have, maybe just a couple of hill repeats just outside the front door!
Got up late this morning after seeing the New Year in. First things first was to weigh myself - I now weigh a whopping 11 stone 7lbs so I've got two stone to lose all over again plus a couple more pounds to get me back to around 9 and a half stone.
After a cup of tea in bed I spent the usual 45 minutes it takes to do my physio rehab :
Calf Stretches (separate gastrocs & soleus - 30 seconds for each stretch on each leg)
Glute strengthening exercises (side leg raises, clams, hip hitches & standing hip abducters to fatigue)
Side Planks (30 seconds each side) & normal plank with leg raised 10 secs each leg x 3 reps
Tiger tail rolling of lower leg including shin and then a gentle seated shin stretch
I've also added into the stretches a standing quad stretch and I've started two challenges from the 30 Day Fitness Challenge site :-
Plankaday day 1 : 20 secs
Tricep dip day 1 : 5 dips
This afternoon I went out to the shed where hubby has set up my road bike on the turbo trainer
15 minutes was enough - it was still blowing a gale outside and I had my iPod up really loud to motivate myself to keep going. Bit of a sweaty mess after 15 minutes!
Tonight I've got to do all the stretches again before I go to bed and I'm going to add another 30 day challenge - Easy Push Up so I balance out the arm exercises!
Eating wise hasn't been great
3 cups of tea
1 cup of Costa latte (from my Tassimo)
2 slices of granary toast with honey
1 mince pie (lunch)
3 rich T biscuits
A little bar of Green & Blacks
Grilled Chicken Breast with lots of veg
Low Fat Rice pudding
Times one of us said "fucking weather" - lost count :(
Not a bad first day :)