Gorgeous brekkie today of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toasted wholemeal, seeded bagel with lashings of tea. Bit of mooching about the house and getting ready, along with a banana just before gymming. And a very pleasing gym session it was too. Mr TOTKat was with his trainer, so I had a bit over an hour to fill with my current routine plus a bit extra. I added in some tricep pull-downs and bicep curls at the end after my intervals on the cross-trainer and I can really feel the burn in my arms now! I also managed to squeeze out 8, 8, 10 with the 25kg barbell with the clean and press, so that's more progress.
Mr TOTKat's trainer was really positive about my "negatives" (negative motion pull-ups), which was nice. He did think I should be able to do a full positive pull-up if I'm doing 12-15 4s negative ones. I just never think to try a positive one until I've already done 10 of the negatives, so I have no juice left!
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is for sure higher than WLR thinks it is for my lifestyle setting of "moderately sedentry" (i.e. I do walk about a bit, but my job is mostly sitting about all day and I log proper exercise separately).
Off now to have a warmed sultana scone with cherry jam and mascarpone with lots more tea! (and dinner is going to be kangaroo steak with couscous, peas and sweetcorn *dribble*)