Advent Ultra Step Challenge Day Navigator –
After cheering and a few fist pumps from stepping on the scales this morning, i quickly opened the Fitbit app to see what colour my new -60lb badge would be. Of course i had to ask Sarah as i’m also colour blind too, lol! 💪🏼 😀
To say i was excited is an understatement. I’m getting closer with each badge of maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise, healthy nutrition and a healthy weight. I’m no expert at all as i’ve just tried to change things little by little so i don’t rebound and put on more weight than i’ve lost because i’m starving! 😀
I really like what Blood Pressure UK (i love wearing the t-shirt and being a fan) recommends on their website, and when i first read it i thought “That’s exactly what i think as i’m experiencing it at the moment”….
How does losing weight help lower your blood pressure?
If you are overweight, losing weight will lower your blood pressure because your heart doesn’t have to work so hard to pump the blood around your body. It lowers your risk of many other health problems, including stroke, diabetes and heart disease, and can make you feel better too, giving you more energy to do the things you want to. Read much more HERE.
After yesterdays blinding sun, today was grey, windy and raining. I hadn’t taken any photos whilst out on my walk as i didn’t want to get my phone soaked, and have the possibility of the app crashing again. It was a battle of wills too as i pushed hard with every step to fight the hammering rain in my face, and the strong wind pushing me back…It felt like i was being held back by a bungee rope, lol. 🤣
When i returned my lovely wife Sarah already had a present wrapped up and waiting for me. “Here is your -60lb badge winners gift” Sarah said as she handed me the present. I have no idea how she knew? Or how she even got it here so quickly? But Sarah had bought me a box of 12 salted caramel Grenade protein bars! I had only tried one the other day from my amazing advent calendar for the first time, and i loved it! 😀
While we are on the topic of food…Yay it’s time for thee amazing Turkey breast mince base, onion, mushroom, peppers, cheese and tomato protein pizza! Under 200 calories for a big slice and over 30g of protein! 💪🏼 😀
I can’t believe there’s only 6 more days of this challenge left. My body is confused (i think) and doesn’t know whever to be full of pain, or totally numb from all the pain?! So After 18 days my legs seem to have a mind of their own too, as they lead the way and i just try on hold on and follow, like the scene from Wallace and Gromit and the wrong trousers, it feels like someone else is in control, lol. 🤣
I will say one thing though…If i hadn’t lost this much weight, there is no way i could do this challenge! 💪🏼
Today’s Grenade bar advent calendar flavour is…???
Grenade Carb Killa Birthday Cake.…Mmmmmm…A triple layered bar consisting of protein nougat, topped with a vanilla layer, coated in white chocolate and sprinkles! Packed with protein, with over 20g per bar! 💪🏼 😀
Stats so far…
- Total steps: 386,984
- Total miles: 199.41
Now to try and not collapse…But rest and repair these aching, tight and tired legs, back, hips, shoulders, arms, 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! ❤️ 💪🏼 😀