What a lovely coincidence….whilst pondering the title for today’s post I realised that it is Janathon day 12 and I have 120 squats to do! It’s a run-free day today but my plan is to do a quick 30 minute session in the gym at lunchtime assuming work isn’t crazily busy. Â It would appear it is also my plan to write this blog post in future and past tense (section 1 is being written on my flight to work), section 2 to be completed after I have actually done some exercise. Â In addition to 30 mins cardio and that stupid amount of squats I also need to do 110 second wall sit, 25 push-ups and a 60 second plank. Â I am also continuing to log all my food and drink. Â I have lost 4lbs since 24th December, not bad going as I am not dieting so much as making sure I eat more fat & protein than I do carbs. Â Using MyFitnessPal I do have a target of 1200 calories a day to eat (excluding and exercise), but if I am hungry then I am not going to worry if I go over that (or whatever extra I can eat once my exercise is also taken into consideration), the key for me is avoiding bread and sugar as much as possible. Â We did go a bit carb crazy on Saturday but the fact we also walked miles round London and ran in the evening meant I hadn’t actually put extra carb-weight on when I weighed in on Sunday morning. Â Sometimes I can retain quite a bit of water after carbing, part of the reason I was up to 155.8lbs on Christmas Eve was down to me spending 3 days at a friend’s house eating a by carb heavy diet. Deviating from my normal high protein/fat diet for that long really upsets my inner balance and definitely makes me feel extra jiggly when I run.
Exercise was completed as expected, 120 squats, 25 press-ups, 60 second plank & 110 second wall sit covered my 30 day challenges and I did 20 mins on the tread-climber for a bit of cardio. Â I’m going to spend the evening relaxing and maybe doing a bit of study but will probably get an early night so I can be fresh for tomorrow’s pre-work interval session.