❤️ #17 Blindman Advent Ultra Step Challenge: BP & SCENERY!

17th Dec Walk

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Hi friends! 

I was just walking out of the front door when i realised i hadn’t got my Fitbit on! it was still plugged in and charging up as i didn’t want it to go flat whilst out walking, lol, phew! 🤣  

Today was the worst day for me weather wise as the sun was absolutely blinding! I had to stop so many times as the glare made everything disappear…And when you’re right on the kerb next to a busy road, it’s not a good idea to risk anything. 

There was one good thing though…As i kept stopping whilst in the woods stage of my walk…I managed to take more photos than usual. If you’re fed up with seeing photos of trees, paths and scenery then look away now, lol! 🤣 

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 I’d found this beautiful new path and decided to seee how far i could go before i’d have to turn back, when i heard the sound of running water. I thought it sounded like a stream so pointed my camera towards the noise! 💪🏼   

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 Continuing along the path i eventually came to the end. The sun was so bright i couldn’t make anything out at all, so i took a photo to see if you could describe what my camera is looking at? Maybe i could go further on this path?! 😀  

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I turned around to go back in the direction i came and almost walked up a wrong path, it became so sludgy i knew i hadn’t walked that way…That could’ve been another sloppy and slippy adventure! 🤣 Getting back on track i found the beautiful scenery again. 

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  Yay…I’ve made it out of the woods, i hope you don’t mind all of the photos? I think even though I can’t see what i’m looking at…It doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the view instead, lol! 🤣

now it’s time to return home for…Yes you’ve guessed it…The amazing protein pizza! 💪🏼 😀 

Pizza

 KNOW YOUR NUMBERS…

Taken from the fantastic article on the Blood Pressure UK’s website. Read full article HERE

Taking control of his health
Since his wife Sarah started working for WCRF, he’s learned the difference a healthy diet and exercise can make to your health and happiness. He’s learned about the right balance of nutrients for his body, watching the calories (“they sneak them into everything”) and how to exercise safely. He’s recently received his 50lb weight loss badge from FitBit, a wrist band he uses to track how far he’s walked, and his doctors have lowered the dose of his medicines.

“When you exercise, you feel happier because of the release of endorphins. Then those around you feel happier too. Who wouldn’t want that?”

Steve wants everyone to know their blood pressure numbers 

Ready for a new challenge, Steve wanted to raise awareness of high blood pressure no matter what your age. “I wouldn’t wish the consequences on anyone. It’s so easy to get a blood pressure check and know your numbers, just go to the chemist or get a home monitor, then you can relax. 

“If I can inspire one person to get out and get active it’s worth it. I hope someone will think, ‘if he can do it, I can do it.’”

My Blood Pressure Is…???

104/68mmHg. Wow if it stays like this i’ll be going to the doctors again to discuss lowering the dosage of my medicines again, yay! 💪🏼 😀 

DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS?? Sorry but i’m not going to stop asking, lol! 🤣 

Today’s Grenade bar advent calendar flavour is…???

Grenade Advent Calendar

Grenade Carb Killa Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.…Mmmmmm…A triple layered bar consisting of protein nougat, topped with caramel, coated in milk chocolate, peanuts and chocolate chips! Packed with protein, with over 20g per bar! 💪🏼 😀 

Stats so far…

  • Total steps: 364,653
  • Total miles: 187.85

Now to try and rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, knees and blistered feet ready for tomorrows challenge!

An Advent For Change…❤️

OH…Have you heard about my ‘Blindman 20,000 steps, every day, for 24 days (during advent 2020) for Blood Pressure UK!’ That’s around 252 miles!! 

If not, lol…Please read my story and DONATE if you can to this vital and life changing cause. Yay i’ve now smashed my fundraising target of £1,000 but as some of you may know…I’m always looking to over achieve, so please donate if you can. This challenge is not over yet! 💪🏼 😀 

Also don’t forget to share and make everyone aware of the silent killer that could be lurking inside us! 

Do you know YOUR blood pressure numbers?? 

I believe that the greatest gift you can give your loved ones and the world this Christmas…Is a healthier you! ❤️ 💪🏼 😀 

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