Saturday, November 10, 2007

Progress....yeah!

Yesterday I saw my physio for some much needed work on my neck and upper back. I can now turn my head to the right - which makes driving a much safer experience for all concerned.

The big news is, there are already signs of improvement in my wonky hips, and I feel less uneven, so that's all good. Actually, I'm seeing improvements in my legs too - my muscles look and feel bigger and stronger, especially my calves. Which is very pleasing in such a short time. All the cycling and Liz's torture ...uh, I mean training program.... is definitely paying off. It's worth all the strange looks I get at the gym, with my bands and balls and funky exercise moves.

My cardio fitness is improving rapidly, I'm increasing my weights and shrinkage is happening at a steady pace. All of which makes me feel great. And none of it is due to starving myself on stupid diet rations either. I'm really enjoying my food - the variety, the quantity, the frequency, the freedom to have what I want.

This morning, what I wanted was some ricotta cheese. I didn't know I wanted it till I called at the wholesale butcher/grocer nearby to pick up milk and had a browse. I spotted a tub of Donnybrook Farmhouse ricotta in the dairy section and just had to have it. I do like to support local producers, after all. I was starving when I got home, so no time for anything fancy - I just threw it in a bowl with some natural yoghurt and chopped strawberries and just a sprinkling of Xylitol. Mmm.

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I'm just about finished week 8 of my 12 week challenge-of-sorts, so I'd better get out the tape measure and check progress in the next day or two. I'll post an update soon.

1 comment:

Chris H said...

I'm doing the stupid diet thing... shakes... just for a month... to get back into it... stooooopid I know, I know... but I'm desperate! Doing a good bit of cardio too, and some weights, so I am doing SOMETHING right eh? *hanging head*

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