My new passport arrived tonight, so now we can start planning our holidays YIPPPPEEEEEEEEE....
Ralph is on the net as I type looking at Tuscany :o)
Went to the gym tonight and was met by my Personal Trainer Lee, he was very nice and very apologetic about yesterday. I had a 45 minute consultation with him discussing where I am now and what goals I wish to set. He was quite impressed with my knowledge about food and calories (Didn't tell him I could write the book..lol)
What he did say was I am very dehydrated and I have got to try to drink MORE THAN 3 LITRES of water a day...Heaven Help Me!! I have been counting my cups of tea and he says no, because the caffeine in the tea caused dehydration. Has advised me to drink Green Tea, which I have tried and didn't like.
We discussed my back and, I know that strengthing them will help my back. So he is going to design a programme for me and I have a further appointment with him on Monday morning at 8:30 to start to put it into action. He got me to set four goals tonight:
1. To attended the gym at least three times a week..
2. To drink 3 litres of water a day.
3. To eat more protein
4. to eat MORE snacks
Yes eat more snacks, I couldn't beleive it, I don't snack in the afternoon, but he advised a snack in the afternoon and at supper..the supper on to me mainly protein. So I need to revise my eating habits. He said small healthy snacks will keep the metabolism burning. Like keeping a fire ticking over, throwing a small log on every couple of hours. So I will give it a go. He also said as you get older the metabolism slows down, so you don't get the big weigh losses you get as a younger person..I think I already knew that, losing weight like a tortoise...
He then showed me three machines he wanted me to start with tonight, the treadmill, the bike and the cross trainer. I told him I hated the cross trainer, he said I will learn to love it...We shall see..
I then did: 20 minutes on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes on the dreaded cross trainer. all on the Cardio setting. That was very doable and I reckon I can do twice as much comfortably. So the plan is gym Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday this week, the Monday, Wednesday Friday, Sunday the following week.
Husband now looking at Kefalonia....Where next....
Mood = Positive
Food = Being Re-thought.
Today I am Grateful for:
The confidence that took me to the gym on my own!!
The laughter between mother and daughter.
My new passport;o)