Hmmm… Seems my daily updates have gone missing, so without further ado I present my day 9, 10, 11 and 12 responses here together:
9) What is your favorite type of cardio?
Being disabled, there’s only so much cardio I can do. My favourite is cycling and I am still toying with the idea of getting a real bicycle just to see whether I could at least do a lap around the park on the lowest gear. The cardio I get the most of, however, is working my arms by propelling myself around in my wheelchair. Something I intend to do a lot more of as soon as the temperature hits spring mode. Which should be in the next week or two!
10) Do you count calories? If so, what is your daily limit?
Yes, at the moment I am counting calories and slavishly writing everything I eat into my fitday.com food diary. I have gone from eating one meal a day to having no three meals and 2-3 snacks each day. I have set my daily intake limit to 1400 – 1600 kcals and I seem to clock in at just about 1500 a day, so it seems I’m getting it just about right without too much effort. I guess the real challenge comes when I need to start cutting down on the calories, but I’ll deal with that as and when. For now, I’m more than happy with my results.
11) Today you will be cooking for your whole family. Find a healthy recipe online that they will also enjoy and show them how tasty healthy food can be!
Actually, today I won’t be cooking for the whole family! I hardly ever do as I can’t get around my own kitchen very well (and have been know to set fire to myself on the gas cooker on occasion). But my family already loves, and prefers, healthy food, so this is not a problem in our house. We do try out new healthy recipes every so often, but over all I would say we eat a nice variety of home cooked meals. Last week, I tried a new recipe which was a version of a Moroccan chick pea soup that we all loved. I will take a pic and post the recipe when I cook it again later this week! The other day I also made the vegan ice cream with bananas and nutella and they all loved it.
12) What is your least favorite type of cardio?
I don’t think I have one, really. I’ve always loved sports and physical activity, so can’t say there’s any type of cardio I don’t like. But there are ways of doing the cardio I dislike. Spinning, for instance, is something I can’t see the point of. It’s neither team work nor competition, but rather some kind of fantasy bicycle trip with a poor sound track. No thanks!