Yesterday was my second day of the 12 week body transformation program I am doing.
This photo was taken alongside our camp.
Today I did part of my fitness assessment.
Instead of doing the 400-meter jog, planned as my 'final burst', for the day I did a timed one-kilometre run.
This was supposed to be timed on a flat surface and done at the same place ever four weeks, and I am in the mountains, there is nowhere flat in Tarra Valley or surroundings, so I took the last timed trial I did as my starting entry level. I recorded 8.8 minutes for 1 kilometre last November, on the flat, pushing myself as hard as I possibly could.
I also did my ‘’how many push ups could I do in one-minute test and I disappointed myself by collapsing in a heap after 15 push ups from the knees and 35 seconds
The caravan step and those adjustable weights were my primary exercise equipment for day two.
That is Reg, beside the campfire at our camp, eating the Thai Curry, I cooked as our evening meal, yesterday. It was delicious and HOT.
With Reg and Indigo relaxing today beside Tarra River and our caravan home, I did three sets of fifty step ups on to those caravan steps in the photo, holding those weights. Reg was most impressed, reminding me that a few years ago I could not have stepped onto those steps without holding on to the door handle and hauling myself up to them, or asking for help.
I also told myself that if I thought three sets of 50 step ups and down, were hard to do, I would need to be fit enough to do 2,500 of those step ups if I was to be fit enough to climb to the top of the Pinnacle in the Grampians Victoria, ever again :-). Wouldn't that be a thrill to achieve once more?
I did the series of upper and lower body weight exercises; I have been doing on alternate days, since last May, I just upped the intensity a little, doing three sets of eight each.
Day's Healthy Menu
300 to 350 Calorie Breakfast. Half a large banana, 1/3 punnet blueberries, 8 strawberries, 30 gram of Aldi organic Muesli, 100 gram of low fat, unsweetened, live culture, natural Greek style, yogurt.
100 to 150 Calorie Snacks x two, Morning and afternoon tea: Morning Snack was: -Fresh summer harvest juicy white flesh, peach and a few sesame seeds and the skim milk powder I add to my morning coffees. Afternoon snack, (see photo) was a mixed salad with my favorite measured quantity, Paul Newman, Classic Salad Dressing on it and the skim milk in my afternoon cup of teas.
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