Not much to tell in the health department. Yesterday’s dinner wasn’t healthy because I was too tired too cook and choose the easy way out: fast food.
I’ve had a hard time exercising the past few days, partly due to the illness of my dog and partly because I’m so busy at work right now. But work isn’t going to change the next few months so I had to get back on track.
So this morning, even though I didn’t feel like going, I’ve put on my running clothes and shoes and went for a run. My original plan was a 8K/5 miles run but I knew that wasn’t going to happen today so I just started running and would see how far I would come. I made it through 4K/2.5 miles but I was having a hard time. When I got home and update my workout at a special running site it seemed I ran 8.3 km an hour which is my second fasted time ever. Strange huh, you’re not feeling too good and than you ran fast.
As far as the Shred is concerned: I’m already bored and I’m at day 6 of level 1. I’m a person who needs variation in her workouts otherwise I quit early. However I do see progress when I do the shred so I’ve decided to finish it but without a deadline.
I’ve been thinking a lot these last few days and this morning during my run about my exercise progress and I don’t feel I’m making progress. Sure I did ran a 10K but at a very slow time and that’s good but I want to get faster, I want to lose fat and gain muscles.
So after a tip of Amy (Fit and fabulous after 40, see my blogroll) I’ve bought a workout book of Matt Roberts, he’s an English personal trainer for many celebrities. His book contains about 20 workout programs.
I’ve decided that I’m starting next week with his 90 days weight loss plan. This means I have to go to the gym 3 times a week (which isn’t bad because I have an all-inclusive subscription which I right now hardly use). The program contains cardio and strength exercises which I believe, will help me also to run faster and get my heartbeat at a lower rate than it is right now when I’m running (between 95 and 100% of my maximum heart rate).
I’ve looked at my schedule for the next 3 months and it should be possible to exercise 5 times a week. Again I didn’t put a deadline on this program. If I can’t go three times due to circumstances I just finish the program a week later as long as I finish all 24 workouts.
Long story I know but summing up it comes to this:
– Goal: lose fat, gain muscles, get a lower heart rate and run faster
– Weight loss program: 3 times a week at the gym
– Running: 2 times a week (1 long run over the weekend, 1 short or interval run on a weekday)
– Do the shred on running days
The Hot 100 – Going out with a bang
Update for October 3rd till 10th
My goals for the next 100 days are:
Lose at least 6 kg / 13 lbs. -> lost -1.6 so far
Reduce fat% with 2 points (09/23: 43.3). -> final result on December 31th
Exercise at least 4 times a week with at least 2 runs in a week. -> did that, including 2 runs.
Complete the 30 day shred between September 23th and December 31th -> started October 2nd, completed 5 days.
Complete a 30 day challenge hard at the WII EA Sports Active. -> dropped this one and replaced it with: Finish 2/3 (=24 workouts) of Matt Roberts weight loss plan. Completed 0 out of 24 workouts.
Sleep at least 7 hours a night. -> did that every night.
Roussy is doing okay. She still has the kidney disease which can’t be cured and we think she won’t be with us all that long but for now she’s doing good. No more diarrhoea, no more throwing up and she’s eating very well. Seems she’s hungry all the time so we give her small portions of food when she ask for it. She’s lost about 3 kg/6.5 lbs over the past few weeks which is very much for such a small dog. We’ve decided to see what happens day by day and when the day comes that she’s too sick we will make the right decision then.
Tonight I’m going to have a fun night. I’m going to one of my best friends and we’re going to eat tapas. It’s a late birthday gift (my birthday is in May) from her to me. I’m really looking forward to it. I will take my camera and make pictures of the food.
Went running even though I would rather have stayed at home.
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.