not the best 2 weeks I must admit. became a moody so and so and ate cr*p, biscuits, bread and pizza. I seem to have become lazy towards food and have not been planning as I usually do so end up eating canteen sandwiches. The 21 day challenge will hopefully get me back on track.
The route 66 challenge started badly..I was the only one doing it! This week though more have signed up which will help. Currently leading the pack, no surprises there. A slight change in that I will sprint once a week and use the Bike or Rower on the other days. I am currently enjoying the 5/3/1 routines as it mixes things up,combined with the 30 minute cardio I still manage to get out the gym under 45 minutes.
Things are busy at home and work. Lots of preparations for the garden and allotments getting me outside. Found a new skill in carpentry :-) when making up cold frames and other wood support items. Work is work, still the drive on getting more outa people for less. I have made a decision to work less from home as I end up working more, I found a spare desk in the local office so I'll use that twice a week instead, still get back home in under 20 minutes.
A good weekend with the family. Lots of free time mucking about, playing with kids and flying kites Some heavy liting was required at the alloment by shifting slabs for a path. Plenty photo opportunities which added to the fun and it kept me busy, plenty of sunshine as well which everyone enjoyed.
Things have gone well over the week, nothing new tried as yet, but a few recipes have been read. The pumpkins on the plot are doing well and will ready for harvesting, soups or muffins.
The route 66 gym challenge was completed today, so it will be back to evil8 for cardio and the odd sprint session along with the 5/3/1 weight training routine.
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Things have been very hectic and stressful with work, as a lot of the "do more with less" is evident in all departments, which only adds to the pressure to achieve targets. I enjoy having something to aim for, but goals over targets any day.
I am currently following a 5/3/1 routine and have finally broken through the 55kg barrier for the OHP. This was always a massive issue for me, for months I had tried to break it, but as i could not I stopped trying. Since picking up the 5/3/1 routine I can now manage 5x59 Kg, I must say I have been totally impressed by this routine. It is very easy to follow and the gains in strength have been good.
I am no longer counting as I used to, filling in spreadsheets each day and getting annoyed if I had missed a couple, so what was the response I gave myself. Breakfast usually consists of eggs. Lunch is something protein based with olives\tomatoes. Dinner is protein based with a large tray of roasted veggies with Cajun spice.
Most weekends are spent on the allotments or walking now as the days are shorter and I want to make the most of the daylight. I would not say I hate this time of year, I like the snow and cold as some excellent photo opportunities arise on walks. This time of year makes me feel alive. I hit the big 50 a few weeks back and well, what an anticlimax that was. I was expecting a sudden change in mood, thoughts, life. Perhaps as I had moved to being more primal had something to do with that sense of anticlimax, maybe it is the couch potatoes who suddenly wake up at 50.