Posts Tagged ‘British Military Fitness’

Day 318 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh-in: 95.1kg

  • Daily LOSS 0.3kg / 0.66lbs
  • Total lost 17.2kg/37.84lbs

Watercheck – 2.4l – water, tea and sugarfree squash

Breakfast

  • Oatbran & flaxseed bread with extra light philly and vegemite
  • 2x scrambled eggs
  • Mug of tea

Morning snack

  • Mug of tea
  • Mug of peppermint tea
  • small handful of cashews, walnuts and peanuts

Lunch

  • Chicken salad with capsicum, cherry tomatoes, spring onion and a little goats cheese

Afternoon snack

  • small handful of cashews, walnuts and peanuts

Dinner

  • Same chicken salad as lunchtime – NOM!
  • 1 scottish slimmers venison sausage
  • 3 mini pork sausages – low in fat and only trace carbs.
Exercise
  • 40 mins cycling around town
OK, so despite the fact that my evening weigh-in was really very high (higher numbers than I’ve seen in months and months, very demoralising) I still managed a .3kg loss on the scales this morning.  Score one for British Military Fitness.  I’m feeling ok today, compared to the day after my trial session, which I attribute to a) it being my second session and b) having a slightly kinder instructor last night who didn’t feel the need to punish us, but instead entertained us with games.
Seriously though, folks – if you have a BMF group (or international equivalent) anywhere nearby, I can’t recommend it enough.  I’m overweight.  Despite having lost 17kgs (and more than that, 4 months ago) I’d still consider myself seriously overweight.  I’m relatively fit for my build, but compared to the general population, I’m definitely on the unfit side.  BMF is a challenge for me, but not an unsurmountable one.  If I can do it – YOU can do it! 🙂

Day 316 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh-in: 95.4kg

  • Total lost 16.9kg/37.18lbs

Watercheck – 2.3l – water, tea and sugarfree squash

Breakfast

  • Oatbran & flaxseed bread with extra light philly and vegemite
  • Mug of tea

Morning snack

  • Mug of tea

Lunch

  • 1.5 Tescos chicken breasts
  • 3 roast beef slices
  • 2 teaspoons of extra light philly

Afternoon snack

  • small handful of cashews, walnuts and peanuts (not so Dukan friendly, but if can avoid the cakes in the kitchen, then it’s a good compromise.)

Dinner

  • 1/2 a chicken breast
  • 100g natural activia yoghurt with a little splenda
  • 3x microwaved eggs
Exercise
  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 10 mins walk around the Meadows
  • 1 hour British Military Fitness session

Not such a good weekend.  However, yesterday and today have been better.  I’m officially signed up to British Military Fitness now, and went to another session tonight, and will be going every Tuesday and Thursday.  I got in a good hour long cycle (uphill!) yesterday, and (this is totally exciting) I have signed up for the local Women’s Roller Derby league, which practices every Sunday.  So we’re talking, enforced heavy exercise three times a week.

In terms of what I’m eating, well.  We ate steamed veggies with our chicken last night, and a simple, old school dinner for me tonight – back to basics, and natural yoghurt with no other flavouring than sweetener.  Activia is the best, but I’m going to try the Onken fat free natural this week.

I have also made a commitment to eat more vegetables on vege days.  No more of this multiple PP days to make up for a day’s indiscretion – it’s just too unhealthy. In fact, that’s the biggest criticism that healthcare experts have about Dukan, that people overcompensate for sins by piling on the PP days and not enough PV days.

THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING! Don’t do it! Don’t follow my bad example.  Get your vege every day, lots of leafy greens, or your hair will fall out. 😉 Here endeth the scary part of the blog.

When you do this diet *properly* (which I have not been doing since before Christmas, really) it should be well balanced and one should be getting enough nutrients to ensure a healthy diet.

In other news – there were lots of tray bakes, cakes, sandwiches and fruit left over from a meeting at work today, and you’ll be pleased to know that I avoided them all.  I even managed, after I got a little icing on my finger from packing away the leftover cake into a tupperware container, to wash the icing off my finger rather than lick it off – I know that once I got a taste for it, current habits mean that my resolve would have gone out the window.

Bad habits= BAD! Good habits, however, = GOOD!

We’re cookin’ with gas.

Day 297 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh-in: 93.8kg

  • Daily LOSS – 0.6kgs / 1.32lbs
  • Total lost 18.5kg/40.7lbs

Watercheck – 2.5l – tea, 1.5l of pure water, and a diet coke

Breakfast

  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • mug of tea

Morning snack

  • Mug of tea
  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon

Lunch

  • mini chicken breast fillets
  • 2x grilled venison burgers
  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon

Afternoon disaster trifecta

  • bar of chocolate
  • jam donut
  • small bag of crisps

Dinner

  • 2x grilled venison burgers with a little cheese melted on top

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work

I come to you with the most ashamed, sheepish expression on my face.  I was doing so well.  I’m down 1.5kg over the past week, and then this afternoon happened.

They left me all alone.  In the office, I mean.  It’s one of my triggers, solitude.  That, and cinemas and travelling.  They always drive me to want chocolate, pastries and crisps, and today was no different.  Bit by bit, people drifted out of the office for the afternoon – off to meetings, off to travel across the country, off home cause they only work till 3pm.

From 3pm till 5pm, I was all on my own.  And I wantonly, wilfully took away my almost-perfect week, and flushed it down the drain along with the last of my dignity.

The fact that I’m still in a fair amount of pain after BMF hasn’t helped things any.  Seriously, it’s a cliche, but I have muscles hurting that I didn’t even know could hurt.  If I didn’t know better, I’d think that I had something like appendicitis, the abs pain is so strong.  And it’s not just one muscle in my arms – it’s all of them.  This is what my friend was talking about when he said that weights training on machines is no good, cause it isolates your muscles.  There was nothing isolationary about the way my muscles got worked on Tuesday, cause all of them hurt.  Yes, ALL of them.

I’m whining, I know.  I’m sorry.  I’m just feeling sorry for myself.  I mostly can’t wait for the pain to go away so that I can go back to BMF again…

Anyway, enough whinging.  That’s not very stiff upper lip, is it, what? To atone for my afternoon disaster today, I’m doing an extra PP day tomorrow, and then signing up officially for BMF before next Tuesday’s class.

 

Day 296 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh-in: 93.8kg

  • Daily LOSS – 0.6kgs / 1.32lbs
  • Total lost 18.5kg/40.7lbs

Watercheck – 2.7l – tea, coffee, 1.5l of pure water, and a G&T

Breakfast

  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • mug of tea

Morning snack (grazing throughout the morning)

  • Mug of tea
  • 150g strawberry Onken fat free yoghurt
  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon
  • 80g snack pack of carrots
  • a little Cathedral City cheese

Lunch

  • Chicken salad with lettuce, tomato, capsicum, spring onion and a wee bit of goats cheese for flavour
  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon

Afternoon snack

  • Mug of coffee
  • Chocolate shapers pud

Dinner

  • Chicken & vege stirfry – too salty by far
  • moist vanilla muffin x2 with lemon cream cheese frosting. NUM!
  • Gin and tonic (it was an emergency, I’m broken)

Exercise

  • 25 min walk to work (felt more like a trudge)
  • 40 min walk home. Wow, who knew those muscles existed?

Oooh the pain.  The pain I’m feeling right now.  Even lifting my water glass is a trial. British Military Fitness certainly succeeded in working those muscles I never knew existed. And now I’m broken. I decided to walk to work today, because a) I didn’t think I’d be up for getting out for a walk after work, I’m that sore and b) I wasn’t sure that my poor quadriceps would survive cycling up some of Edinburgh’s brutal hills in the state they’re in.  Give me a few days to wallow in self-inflicted self pity, k?

I over shot my oatbran allowance today.  I had a gin and tonic, and a colossal amount of vege in the stir-fry.  I think it’s safe to say that tomorrow’s result on the scales is not going to be pretty, especially with the added water retention of wounded muscles all over.

God, I’m such a baby, listen to me.  But honestly, I actually can’t wait until I can move again without wincing, so that I can go inflict it on myself all over again.  BMF was just SO unpleasant while I was doing it, but by the time I went to bed last night, I was looking forward to the next session.  I’ve pretty much decided that I’m going to join up with a monthly membership, and try to go 2-3 times a week.  I don’t think there’s any way I can get a better workout than that.

 

 

Day 295 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh-in: 94.4kg

  • Daily LOSS – 0.4kgs / 0.88lbs
  • Total lost 17.9kg/39.38lbs

Watercheck – 2.6l

Breakfast

  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • mug of tea
  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon – YUM!

Morning snack

  • Mug of tea
  • 4 mini chipolata sausages
  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon

Lunch

  • 2x venison burgers
  • 8 mini chipolata sausages

Afternoon snack

  • 1x moist vanilla muffin with cocoa and cinnamon
  • 1 microwaved egg
  • 1 mini babybel light

Dinner

  • Grilled chicken thigh fillets with fajita seasoning
  • Extra light Philly with onion and garlic seasoning
  • 1 Shapers Zero mango yoghurt

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work
  • 1hr session with the drill sergeant at British Military Fitness

Right now I think all of my limbs are made of lead.  My quads have only just stopped stinging, and I know that tomorrow I’m going to be more stiff than I have been in a loooong time.

Yep – British Military Fitness was a killer.  By halfway through, I was 100% ready to pull off that bastard blue vest, flip the drill sergeant the bird and storm out of there.  There was a lot – a LOT of running.  And then there was the thrilling moment when some yobs walking past jeered something about “The Biggest Loser” at my group, with me trailing up the back about to pass out.  I tell you, that jibe felt like it was aimed directly at me.

THIS close.  I was THIS close to packing it in.  But then all of a sudden, we were back where we started, doing stretches, the instructor was smiling and everyone was congratulating everyone else, and giving me encouraging comments (“don’t worry, he’s the hardest instructor of them all, that was a really hard session”) and all of a sudden I wasn’t about to die anymore.

I think I’ll do it again.  Maybe not this week – it’s scheduled next for Thursday, and Thursday’s gonna pour it down.  I don’t think I’m ready for wet weather boot camp yet. But next week when the sun comes out and my muscles aren’t as pained as I expect them to be, then I’ll go back to it – and hope for an easier instructor.

I did have more than my two tolerated foods today – cocoa, philly, babybel light and fruit yoghurt.  I’m aware of some advice in an old Dukan chat from months ago though – after (or before) a heavy workout, you can have a little more carbs to give you the energy you need to heal muscles.

Mine need all the healing they can get! 😉

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