Monday, 19 October 2009

God, I'm tired!

I think all the recent walking has caught up with me! After my second walk to Chepstow in 2 days yesterday I decided to give myself a rest today - and instead do a yogalates dvd this morning. After an hour of that (which made my arms buuurn) I thought I was done... then I realised I needed some eggs and bell peppers, and because I'm stupid I loaded myself up with the weighted back pack and walked over the fields instead of driving like a sane person! Now typing is making my arms ache, I've had to rub Instant Refreshing Gel into my shoulders, and I've eaten quite a lot of peanut butter and frozen banana. This is not just because I did yogalates & walked 5 miles today after the busy weekend (over 3 days I think I've walked the equivalent of a marathon - and can't remember my last rest day) but also because I got about 3 hours sleep last night. Ah well, I think I see an early night in my nearish future!
Food today:
Breakfast: All bran with strawberries and maybe 1 little cottage cheese griddle cake
Veggie soup (added peas and corn to the basic soup) and laughing cow salad sandwich

Red pepper stuffed with the other half of my Ainsley's Moroccan Medley cous cous and roasted, with an enormous salad & feta cheese!
Well, I already owned up to the peanut butter... also a protein bar, a protein smoothie, and some fromage frais with warm stewed apple flavoured with cinnamon. And a dried pear or two, some raisins and a small number of currants. All healthy stuff! Unfortunately I may be setting myself up for another disappointing weigh in as I've noticed that the trend seems to be to eat more bulk - even if its healthy stuff and the calories have been earned - on tired / hard working days and then find its still hanging around the next morning. I've been under-drinking as well, and that I'm working on today. Its an annoying trend, but you can't do loads of exercise and expect your body to get by on normal sedentary-level calories, so that's not much I can do about it unless I want to stop training... hmmm. No, I can't do that! But a rest day may be overdue! (Just looked it up - although there have been a couple of days with just a light yoga dvd in, the last real rest day was 2 weeks ago today - oops!)
Weight: 10 st 4lbs (144 lbs)Mad Emoticons
Stay Healthy



  1. Hi Chrissie.

    Well anyone would be tired after only 3 hours sleep! Let alone so much walking.

    Have you ever tried dessert apple (skin left on), slices arranged in an oven dish with sultanas and chopped walnuts sprinkled over and a little honey drizzled on top, baked in the oven. Very nice! It has to be dessert apples for that one though. They end up lovely and sweet with a slightly dried apple texture.

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  2. BTW have you seen Art Propelled's latest post? It's about her holiday to a national park in Southern Africa and there are some great photos. I know how you love travel!

    Bearfriend xx