L: veggie fried rice with a fried egg on top, soda water with lime
S: opps, packet of M & M's, plain
D: stir fry or curry with 1/2 portion of rice, water or diet coke
Someone commented on me logging all my workouts. My dumbbell workout is set in stone so I could do it in my sleep. The only thing that changes is the cardio. The weight of the dumbbells sometimes changes when I find a weight too easy, but going up by a kg means it's a big change. So instead of 12 reps I start with 8 then work my way up to 12 when it feels right.
Progress as of today: 22.9 lbs lost so far, only 5.1 lbs to go!
Rain is over I think. Sunny and hot today. Rode our bikes to lunch and will walk 2+ miles roundtrip for dinner. We are giving up the rental car on Sunday, but now hubby is saying he wants to rent a motorbike. I hate those things!! There must be tens of thousands of those on this island.
Gym: 3 German girls were in the gym this morning. There are only 3 cardio machines and they appeared to be unhappy that I was there using one of them. They were babbling at each other in German and looking at me. They are guests at the resort so probably will only be here for 2 weeks. I guess I can deal with that.
3 x 12 upper body with dumbbells - 11 routines
3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts (skipped the calf lifts as my ankle still hurts)
Hurt my ankle yesterday on uneven slabs. Hobbling a bit and no long walks but I should be fine in a few days.
Cybermom asked about my dumbbell routines. Just search for these on youtube and you'll find plenty of videos to demonstrate. 3 sets of 12 reps each. Dumbbells in kg (multiply by 2.2 to get lbs). These are just the ones for upper body. Then I use them for lower as well.
Side dips - 8 kg
Biceps curls - 6 kg
Shoulder press - 5 kg
Overhead extension - 6 kg - read to move to 7 kg
One arm bent over row - 6 kg
Upright row - 5 kg
Front raise - 3 kg
Side lateral raise - 3 kg
Bent over one arm deltoid raise - 5 kg
a deltoid exercise I can't find the name of but it mimics a resistance machine I've used - 3 kg
Shoulder shrugs - 8 kg
HOP wondered about the souvenirs I'm buying for family. These are called harem pants. Very thin cotton and very comfy. I've also bought tshirts and embroidered handbags. These come in many colours and patterns and the ones with elephant patterns on them are very popular and the most common. I've asked family for colour preferences. Two of them like purple and pink, one likes teal, one likes neutral colours, navy, black, orange, one didn't want elephants, one likes bright colours. I've bought myself about 6 or 7 pair. These are not really well made as most are not double stitched which is why the most you pay for a pair is £4/$6.
Wild night last night! No, not that! The rain was pouring, thunder, wind. One of the staff came to the house to tell us they had rescued our inflatable kayak on the beach. The beach had disappeared under water. Big waves. They were battering the seaside restaurants. This was a surprise as it's not the rainy season any more and it's been sunny and dry. Forecast is for the next 3 days.
Managed to get to the gym. Hubby drove me as it's hard to find a parking space at the resort I go to. He also picked me up when I was done. What a sweetheart!
Hubby is catholic and he lured me to a Thai mass with him this morning with the promise of a breakfast out. Breakfast is the only meal we normally eat at home.
Walking to the restaurant for dinner - about 2 miles roundtrip.
B: toast, yogurt and tea at about 7:00
Brunch/second breakfast at 10:00 after mass: 1 piece of French toast (no syrup just a wee bit of powdered sugar), 2 eggs, bacon, 2 'sausages' (actually were more like tiny hot dogs), small oj, coffee with milk
S: cantelope, pineapple, 1/2 pbj sandwich
D: probably a curry with tofu
Some people think this island (or Thailand in general) is primitive. Snapped these while shopping:
A few of the imports:
Progress as of today: 22.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!