Operation Fran back at 73 kg!
I mentioned in my previous post that I made a book from my blog. When I read it, 2 things caught my attention. The first is my weight. Ever since I started my blog it has been a struggle to reach goal weight. When I read the book I have tried so many things and nothing really worked. As you know I’m trying something else (more on that in a later post) and hopefully this will finally work.
Last week I read interesting post too about weight goals. It was a post on Heidi’s blog about a friend of her who doesn’t lose weight easy (like me) and that her friend made a plan for her weight loss based on being patience. I don’t lose weight easily, no matter how much I work out, and the past year I’ve set goals that were to high for me. I decided to change the period in which I want to lose weight. I decided to take it slow and be patient. I made a monthly goal of 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs) of weight loss in a month. This will mean I will be at goal weight at the end of this year.
The second thing is that back in Summer 2009 when I was training for my first 10K in September I didn’t skip a run, not even when I catched a cold and didn’t feel well or when it was too hot to run (back then I ran in the afternoon after work). Those days when I didn’t feel well I said to myself that I just had to go and try and cut the run short if necessary which hardly ever happened. Today I skip runs or workouts easily. Reading about how I approached my running in 2009 (and also at the beginning of this year) inspired and motivated me to take my running and workouts serious again.
I didn’t workout this weekend but this morning I put on my running shoes and went out for a run at 6 am and it was a good run, it felt good, weather was perfect for running. I still have walk breaks, even on the short distances, but I don’t worry about that. As long as I stick to my training plan from now on I will be fine. After the run I cleaned our house for about 3 hours and took Bella for a half hour walk after dinner.
Weather: dry, fog, little wind, 12C (53 degrees)
Distance: 6.4 K / 4 miles
Average time: 6:55 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: En Vogue – Free your mind.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 190 – Saturday July 9
What’s blooming in someone else’s garden …
Day 191 – Sunday July 10
I walked with Bella to the centre of our village:
Day 192 – Monday July 11
It’s almost impossible to buy bagels where I live and when a grocery store I usually don’t go to, had an American week and sold bagels I had to go because I do love bagels. Also bought 2 bags of dried cranberries and some cranberry juice.