Posted by: sharonseidel | May 29, 2014

Water, Water Everywhere – Excuse Me, Where’s The Ladies?


So this week’s challenge on 12WBT was to only drink water – no soft drink, juice, tea, alchohol, just water.  They did say that although they would prefer us to forego that morning coffee for the week, they understood that this might be just a little too (cruel) challenging.  And so, true to my commitment at the beginning of the round, apart from that coffee in the morning, it has been all about the water.


I thought it would be quite hard.  I am not one who drinks water through the day, I tend to drink it all with my dinner at night (I spend all the ad breaks in the bathroom).  I only have my one huge coffee in the morning, but I do enjoy my Irish Breakfast tea at morning tea and lunch time every day and I thought that I would miss those cuppas more, but no problem.  I have taken my water bottle to work and filled it up for morning tea and lunch.  The only drawback of this is that the tea cups are only about 300ml and the water bottle is 600ml, so my bladder is protesting a bit.


Of course, the tough part of the week is looming – I do like my wine on the weekend. But I have done 4 days of the challenge so far and it has been pretty easy – they don’t call it a challenge unless it is challenging, so it will be a dry weekend.


My exercise week has not been good.  Last Friday I did a huge workout that involved a lot (A LOT) of step ups and as a result I did some damage to my calf muscle.  I did my yoga on Saturday, but by Sunday I was hobbling around like Peg Leg Pete and that continued through Monday.  Tuesday it was improving and so I did a short walk to get things moving again.  Today it is back to normal, but it started raining this afternoon and wiped out my walk.  So tomorrow, I am determined to get out there and get moving again – if it rains, I will just take myself to the gym instead of walking outdoors.  Unfortunately, this week was supposed to be my Fitness Test, so I will just postpone that to next week.  I don’t want to push things by trying to run the time trial and angering the calf muscle just yet.  I will get all the other parts of the test done tomorrow though – the calf muscle shouldn’t be affected by planks and push ups.  On the plus side, the water challenge has meant that my weight has not been affected by the lack of exercise – it is amazing how those liquid calories add up.

Anyway, another commercial break looms…see you next week 🙂


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