Today I’m back to normal, or at least as near to normal as I ever get. Some people refer to their heart as their ‘ticker’ but instead of clockwork I think that I got a little bouncy ball. Today it’s bouncing along nicely with quite a bit of bounce but still controllable. Possibly on the edge of being one of those super balls that you bounce and whoops it’s gone over the wall and onto the roof of the neighbours garage.
For the last couple of weeks it’s been like a cold squash ball. ‘Ha ha!'(caught you out) you say ‘what would you know about squash balls -you told us you weren’t sporty!’ Suffice to say I did try squash back in the early 80′ s but failed at the first hurdle ie warming up the ball. No matter how hard I hit it, it would just slump to the floor and I would have to do that particular walk of shame, to the front of the court to pick it up and try again.
So today I bounced out of bed at 8 to sort out houseguests who had to leave early, did a bit of laundry then went to yoga. After yoga I swam 500m.
I have reviewed my food diary on ‘my fitness pal’ and observed that in general my diet is too high in fat (more than 30 percent of calories from fat). ‘They’ say small changes are the most effective so my plan is to swap my morning toast ( with 15g fat in the form of butter) for a low fat low sugar cereal like weetabix or porridge.
In addition my lunches for the week ( salad, rice and lentils) have been prepared and are stacked in the fridge.
A word about lentils. High protein low fat. I have discovered merchant gourmet ready cooked puy lentils with porcini.
They are actually very tasty but I’m afraid to say it does look like poo when you spoon it out of the packet! See for yourself;