I’m done with it!
I haven’t been losing weight for 8 weeks now and am slowly gaining again. I can see it around my waist and feel it at my clothes and I’ve had enough of it. Next week I’m going to follow an eating plan for a week. It’s not about counting calories or something, just eat healthy and smaller portions. I’ve done this plan in August last year and lost weight by using it. I need something to get back on track.
Other part to help me lose weight is stick to my workout schedule. This week I missed two workouts: 1 strength training and 1 short run. No more excuses why I can’t run or go to the gym, just do it!
But … I don’t want to make my weight an issue and I won’t be mention my weight her on my blog until I’ve reached my first goal weight. I don’t want to focus too much on my weight, past experiences have taught me I get unhappy by doing that and go in the opposite direction, meaning eating.
My first half marathon is in exactly a month (well technically that was yesterday). In order to prepare for that the next month I will:
- only drink 1 or 2 glasses of wine on Saturday night, after my long run.
- try to do my runs at a faster pace than I do now so I can maybe finish a bit faster than in 2 hours and 30 minutes which is my goal for my first half.
- drink enough water, especially the day before my long run.
- eat healthy and get enough sleep.
- stretch, foamroll, ice, especially after the long runs.
- but most of all: enjoy running or weight training or yoga!
It’s just me and Bella this weekend. R. is in Italy with his brother for a motor exhibition. He will be back on Monday morning. No big plans for Bella and me except that we’re going to my Mom this afternoon.
WOOHOO! NEW DISTANCE RECORD: 17.6 K (11 MILES)!
It went great till the last 3K, then it got tough and I had to really push myself to keep going and I did. I didn’t run for time because it was a new distance. Goal was to finish it. I walked every half hour to drink or take a gel. I’m confident I’m going to finish that half. I’m ready, not only mentally but also physically.
Weather: mostly dry sometimes a drop of rain, cloudy, not much wind, 6C (42 degrees)
Distance: 17.6 K / 11 miles
Average time: 7:16 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: America – Sister golden hair
Friday March 25
Whole wheat pasta with chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and low-calorie cream.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 79 – Sunday March 20
The restaurant where we had dinner.
Day 80 – Monday March 21
First day of Spring and still 13C (55 degrees) at 6.30 pm.
Day 81 – Tuesday March 22
This deer I saw somewhere in the middle of my village. People who live there keep it together with 3 other deers.
Day 82 – Wednesday March 23
Winter clothes -> gone. Hello Summer clothes.
Day 83 – Thursday March 24
Had a meeting all day at a different location. We were on the 12th floor and the view was spectacular.
Day 84 – Friday March 25
Yeah for self-scanning. Went to a different grocery store because that was more convenient this week. Been there before and they have self-scanning which saves a lot of time at the cashiers desk.