Monday, 27 January 2014

Can't Cook, Won't Cook

Foodwise, I had an absolutely diabolical weekend. From Thursday to Saturday, we had Dominos pizza, Chinese takeaway and McDonalds... Whilst this was largely due to me having another cold (the third within 2 months) and therefore feeling completely uninclined to cook, it was still pretty bad! Unfortunately as my other half pretty much won't cook (except for special, pre-planned occasions and even then, under instruction), my options are quite limited when I don't feel like cooking and haven't got much prepared in the freezer.

Interestingly though, because I had managed to get some exercise in on both the Thursday and Friday, the pizza and Chinese still came within my calorie allowance, so all wasn't lost. Plus at least for the Chinese, it was pretty healthy options (fried rice excluded), so could have been a lot worse. I'm pretty pragmatic though, and certainly enjoyed it! :)
However I'm very glad that the scales were out of order at the gym this morning as I suspect a combination of the above, plus coming up to a certain time of month won't have done me any favours!

Workout-wise, today was Week 4, Day 1 of c25k and it's crazy to think that I'm not all that far off the halfway mark for the programme! Today's routine was alternating two 3 minute runs and two 5 minute runs - both of which seemed okay, even after time on the rower and bike beforehand. Still positive and looking forward to Wednesday's repeat :)

Over lunchtime today I'm going to pay a visit to another gym that is just around the corner from my office - as the weight section of the gym downstairs is woefully short of decent equipment for the kind of workout I want (Starting Strength or Stronglifts 5x5) and the advice of the gym manager / resident PT leaves somewhat to be desired. Be interesting to see what it's like!

Today's Workout (c25k W4D1):
Rowing (moderate, 30 spm) = 10 minutes
Cycling (moderate, 85-90 rpm) = 5 minutes
Walking (brisk, 3.8 mph) = 16 minutes
Running (slow, 5.0 mph) = 16 minutes

Shoes: New Balance Minimus WR00

1 comment:

  1. I kinda wish I had started running the C25k way. I've heard so many good things about it!