Weigh In Wednesday!

Weigh in day is here again!

Last week: 231 pounds
This week: 229 pounds
Difference: -2 pounds

Woooo! I knew this week wood be good. I had a good feeling about it. I am a little bit gutted to not have lost the 7 pounds I was hoping for before Ben Nevis… But at least I’ve lost a little bit, right?

The rest of this week I am all about eating in moderation and not going crazy. Especially given that I can’t exercise because I’ve twisted my ankle. Again. Right before going to Scotland. I am so annoyed about this, you have no idea! I’m hoping it wil be ok by next week, but I’ve got a feeling I’ll be needing my ankle support… 😦 such a clutz! I was literally just walking and my ankle went over. Ugh.

Next week I’ll be in Scotland, so no weigh in then. But next week ill be back for my wednesday weigh in 🙂

Hope everyone is having a good week!

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Ben Nevis Training Hike #1

On Sunday my mountaineering friends and I went on a woodland hike to train for Ben Nevis. We were really lucky with the weather, lovely and clear and not too cold.

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Sumarry
Location: Shorne Wood Country Park
Trail type: Woodland
Distance: 7.5km total
Time: 2h 45m (however this includes a stop between the two trails we walked)

Shorne Wood has several different routes varying in length and difficulty. Firstly we tackled a 1.5km trail to warm up. This was pretty easy, however we did get a taste of what was yet to come. Mud. A lot of mud.

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That’s me in the bright orange, contemplating how to cross the mud field

We stopped briefly to consult the trail maps, and decided on the longest walking path-the Explorer trail. 6km round trip through wood and field. Mostly woods. And mud. So mushy that I almost lost my boots several times!  What a way to test my new walking boots! They held up really well. Incase you were wondering. We messed around and explored, and stumbled across a mud mountain, a faery ring and a very climbable tree.

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Panoramic of the faery ring

I had a lot of fun doing this with my friends (and boyfriend) however it was also a challenge. Mainly because of the muddy inclines and declines…but also because I still have a phlegmy chest from being ill. I don’t see this going away anytime soon unfortunately 😥 I’m really looking forward to the next hike, I want to push for longer next time to really test our endurance! Next weekend I’m hoping to get out on a clifftop hike, but I’ll update you as to whether this happens or not!

Here’s some pics of our antics!

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Walking along the least muddy parts!

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Water unsullied by the surrounding mud

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Climbing mud mountain

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More mud!

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Just hanging out…

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Claiming mud mountain

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A Gym Post

Went to the gym yesterday, woo.

Here’s my workout:

Cross trainer – 35 mins, level 3

Tricep resistance – 3 x 10 reps 14kg

Abs resistance – 3 x 10 reps 15kg

Squat – 2 x 20 second holds with 3kg medicine ball

Leg press resistance – 3 x 10 reps 30kg

Bike machine – 10mins, level 10

Cross trainer – 7 mins, level 3-5

Time: 1h

And voila. I was suitably smelly after that.

Thus begins my Ben Nevis training…