Eh, who am I kidding, even in the world of unemployment Mondays suck. We did have a mostly dry morning here, and a little sunshine this afternoon, but in between, lots of lots of rain – noisy, grey, cold and depressing rain, and a real disappointment it was after yesterday!
I still got out in the fresh air for a Vitamin D fix though. I half walked, half ran into town before the rain started this morning, although the running portion was less fun and harder work than it was the last time I tried it, several weeks ago before getting sidetracked by carrying well loaded rucksacks on my walks. Ever tried to run with a rucksack full of bottles / root vegetables bouncing on your spine? Me neither, and I’ve no plans to try it!
This afternoon I was feeling energetic – no, that’s a lie, I was feeling weirdly sleep-deprivedly hyper, and also wanted to eat a lot – so I cycled 10 miles on an exercise bike. Once again felt the discomfort in the nether regions, but it made a nice change to do something different!
I’ve come to the conclusion that just because I’m rubbish at being consistent at any form of exercise except walking, it doesn’t mean I should avoid doing anything except walking! So I plan to do whatever appeals when it appeals, and hope that, however gradually, it does shock my body into becoming a bit fitter. I know its not scientific and doesn’t approach being a real exercise plan, but I just can’t feel motivated enough right now. I’m suffering from a well-known problem for people out of work for a while – the ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ syndrome, and its making me lazy.
Breakfast: All bran with strawberries and a mini omelette consisting of one whole egg, some mushrooms and some onion.
Lunch: Vegetable soup and a toasted LC and ham sandwich followed by a melon medley fruit salad and a sugar free jelly made with frozen summer berries in the bottom
Dinner: A chicken and mushroom lasagne portion from the freezer (made with my home-made pasta, if you remember!) with a big salad and s0me red pepper and onion slowly sauteed in olive oil a la The Hungry Yogini. Delicious!
Snacks: A protein smoothie, some Greek Yoghurt with honey & grapenuts, a couple of No-No crackers or 3 and a small number of bite-size Dr Karg seeded spelt crackers.
Weight today: 10st 3.4 lbs.