Hello Fudgey Friends,
How is everyone today? I've had a brilliant day today, full of good stuff and lots of my favourite things.
My Fabby Fudgey Wudgey Woo Day
After feeling very poorly on Monday and still a little jaded round the edges yesterday, today - Hump day had me back to fudgey form.
It's rained all day here and unlike most people it's had me grinning ear to ear. I love love love the rain ;-D
I've had a successful and productive day at work and dare I say even enjoyed it a little.
I had a cracking PT session with Colin. Most people would be put off by the running till you want to throw up and looking like you've just been drowned - but you know me far from normal. Today's session consisted of:
quick bike warm up
3 sets of 10 compound exercise first set with 12.5kg bar & other 2 sets with 15kg bar
3 supersets of 15 Smith machine squats & single leg lunges 10 each leg with 12.5kg bar.
Run Hill Intervals 6% gradient 30 secs @ 8km/h and 1 min @ 9.2km/h repeat x 6 - it was really tough going today - not helped by the fact that the gym was roasting.
3 supersets of jack knifes (15 reps) & hanging legs raises (12, 10, and 8 reps
finishing off with some ab work which included:
russian twists 6kg medicine ball, oblique cycles, swiss ball obliques.
Then I came home to find that my lovely Mum and Dad in Law had dropped off a new container of cat litter & cat treats & goodies sent from my super Sis in Law Kristen. Kristen sent some magnetic note pads, some corn bread & muffin mix - can't wait to make corn muffins & some Montreal steak & chicken seasonings. Thank you so much Kristin - watch out for photo of corn muffins when I make them.
Then I got to do another of my favourite things - cooking. Poor Hubby had a bit of an upset tummy so he just wanted some soup - I made him fresh carrot & coriander soup & when I tasted it - thought it was delicious... I don't normally like carrot & coriander soup! All that was in it was onion, carrots, fresh coriander & chicken stock. I needed something more substantial after my workout and decided to concoct my own lamb chilli....another fudgey kitchen success
onion & garlic softened in a little olive oil, red chilli and cumin and fresh coriander stirred in, then added lamb mince and browned, then added some chopped red, yellow & green peppers, a courgette chopped into chunks, 1/2 can of butter beans, a tin of chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and a little chicken stock & simmered for 30 minutes.
Then to round of my fab day I got to curl up with Mr Fudgey and watch a movie - completely undisturbed for once. We watched The Illusionist and I really enjoyed it.
Just a quick round up of the week so far. I was not well on Monday, had a very crampy tummy and a sore throat and just generally felt bleurgh, so much so I had the day off work..... for me this is very unusual....I usually soldier on regardless so taking the day of caused a little concern and wasn't helped by other unpleasantness - but I am absolutely fine now and Thanks to all for their calls, texts and worrying - you shouldn't have - but I know it's because you care.
I should have ran on Monday & gone to body pump - but obviously neither happened.
Week 3 Run 1
Delayed from Monday to Tuesday. Was only to be 15 minutes easy but I ran for 25 minutes including almost 20 at my ideal race pace ie sub 2 hr half marathon pace. The running helped shake off whatever had been hanging over me from Monday and I was glad I'd done it.
And that my fudgey friends is me up to date again. Hoping to run in the morning.
Hope you've all had a good day.
I want to leave you with a wee quote that I think some of you will really appreciate...
"The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else"
Lots of Love & Hugs to everyone