Weigh In Wednesday

Morning one and all.  It’s been a beautiful weekend, filled with good food and good company over on the emerald shore. AKA Ireland. With that in mind, I was pleasantly suprised with my weigh in.

Last week: 231 pounds
This week: 230 pounds

Goal for next week: 229 pounds

Lets keep fingers crossed for going under the 230 barrier next week!

Food:
This week I’ve done well on the food front. Over the weekend it was difficult as I was away, so I’m hoping this wont catch up with me next week. This week I’m still trying to incorporate fruit and veg into my diet to ensure I stay fuller for longer and snack less. my teeth have been kiling me over the weekend-pesky wisdom teeth are coming through-and after having lots of sugary things and realising it made my teeth feel worse, I’ve curbed my sweettooth for the moment. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Exercise:
I was intending to do a 5k with my gym this weekend, but I havent been running since my last 5k in the middle of the month. My intention was to go for a run yesterday, but I’ve fallen prey to the office flu bug-which stopped that plan in its tracks. Still need to get into a regular routine of running and gym, but I’m worried about wearing myself out and making this flu worse. This may have to wait until I’m recovered to be put into practice.

Life:
Feeling busy as always, trying to juggle work and personal life. It’s still really important for me to try to take some time to relax and unwind each day. I also desperately need to tidy and organise my bedroom. Such a mess at the moment!

Weigh in Wednesday

On an actual Wednesday! Huzzah!

Last week: 232
This week: 231

1 pound down. I think this is definitely due to water retention, as my eating is not good enough to warrant that loss. But it will be! I need to make a huge effort with what I eat. I always say this, but as soon as I’m faced with biscuits I give in and eat them. Damn my insatiable need for sweet things…

Food:
As I said above, I’m going to make a herculean effort to avoid my trigger foods. I’m doing well at home, there are chocolate bars in the fridge that I have not touched. Though it helps that I’m not there all day…
I need to befriend fruit and veg. I don’t eat enough of it!

Exercise:
It took a couple of days to recover from last week’s 5k, so I haven’t done much outside of my usual everyday walking. I need to go on at least 1 run this week, then pick it all back up again next week if I want to have any chance of improving my time in the next 5k.

Life:
Work is stressful, I dont sleep much and I feel like I’m always busy. I need to make sure I take some time to relax and let go of the days stress. Best time to do this would be before bed, which will help with getting to sleep.

Weigh in Wednesday (Thursday)

I’ve been monitoring my weight a lot more closely recently as I’ve been having some wacky weigh ins. If you remember, last week I had suddenly put on 6 pounds, but immediate dropped back down again over the weekend. This week, when I weighed in on Wednesday I had apparantly put it all back on again, and then lost it again this morning. It makes no sense! I’m going to go with the weigh in from today, as I think it is the more accurate of the two.

This week: 232 pounds
Currently: bloated and retaining water
Next week: 229 pounds would be very nice!

For those who didn’t see, I posted about the Race For Life last night, please check it out if you get a chance!

Food:
Biscuits have been more under control this week, which is always good. Though I desperately need to be eating more fruit and veg! Moooaaarrr!

Exercise:
I am going to keep up with the running (once I recover from this one!). My gym is doing a 5k at the end of the month, I would love to join up and see if I can beat my time for this one! I also have a gym plan to follow-compiled by Mr Scott-which I will be getting on board with next week.

Life:
Positive thinking works! I’m not so great at this, but I plan to keep it going. De-stressing during and after work is becoming really important at the moment. Luckily my coworkers and I are usually able to make each other laugh, which helps a lot!

Weigh in Wednesday (Thursday)

I’ve been monitoring my weight a lot more closely recently as I’ve been having some wacky weigh ins. If you remember, last week I had suddenly put on 6 pounds, but immediate dropped back down again over the weekend. This week, when I weighed in on Wednesday I had apparantly put it all back on again, and then lost it again this morning. It makes no sense! I’m going to go with the weigh in from today, as I think it is the more accurate of the two.

This week: 232 pounds
Currently: bloated and retaining water
Next week: 229 pounds would be very nice!

For those who didn’t see, I posted about the Race For Life last night, please check it out if you get a chance!

Food:
Biscuits have been more under control this week, which is always good. Though I desperately need to be eating more fruit and veg! Moooaaarrr!

Exercise:
I am going to keep up with the running (once I recover from this one!). My gym is doing a 5k at the end of the month, I would love to join up and see if I can beat my time for this one! I also have a gym plan to follow-compiled by Mr Scott-which I will be getting on board with next week.

Life:
Positive thinking works! I’m not so great at this, but I plan to keep it going. De-stressing during and after work is becoming really important at the moment. Luckily my coworkers and I are usually able to make each other laugh, which helps a lot!

Race For Life: The Day Of

Good evening to all!

I am proud to announce that I finished the Battersea Park 5k Race For Life this evening. Woooo I survived! Despite feeling very iffy, what with awful cramps and a mild case of IBS during the day, I still did it.

Before the race I was thinking about race times and how long I was likely to do it in, I decided that I would aim for 50 minutes. I knew full well I was not going to be able to run much of it.

It was hard. I absolutely did not run throughout, I am not fit enough to manage that just yet! I’m really proud of myself and the two girls I ran with (who both did amazingly!) I’m not going to analyse my run bit by bit, so here’s a rundown of stats:

Route length: 5.65k

1k: 6:45
2k: 9:08
3k: 8:02
4k: 9:79
5k: 8:10
0.65k: 6:03

5k time: 41:45
Total time: 47:48

Under my goal of 50m 🙂
Super Yay!

I would have liked to have run more, but I think for my first 5k that’s a really good base to work from!

My amazing collaborators:
Beth’s time: 28m
Jess’ time: 36m
They both did so well!!

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Before the race

Race For Life Training Week #8

In case you were wondering, I am fully aware that I missed a week. Bad me! After my epic failure of a 20 minute run, I felt hesitant to get back out there. But after a busy week and realising the race was next week (eeeeek) I bucked up the courage to run again.

Run #16: week 5.1 of C25K – originally I had planned to jump back in at week 5.2, but I had a feeling I was being over ambitious. I was right, as the result of this run shows! To recap, this run is 5 mins running, 3 mins walking x 3. The first run I did 4 mins, then had to walk. The second run I got half way through and stopped for 1.5m, then started again, then stopped again. The final run I did the whole thing, and a tiny but extra at the end. With the final section I felt that I had got my stride back, and my breathing was under control. This was by far, not my best run. But, it also was not my worst. Not bad for over a week of not running!

Run #17: week 5.2 of C25K – thus run is 8 min run, 5 min walk x 2. Last time I did this I wasn’t really able to do much. This time I somehow managed to run for 8 minutes for the first time ever. how did that even happen?? By the end of the run I was rocking a powerful stitch and was still struggling to get rid of it by the time the next run came around. The second 8 minutes did not go well at all. I pretty much walked the whole of it…but to be honest, that’s okay because I really pushed to do the first one. Next time I’ll do better.

My Race for Life is next week, on the 11th. So next to no training time left, just 1 run to go until it’s the real thing. I know full well that I won’t be able to run the whole 5k. But I’m going to give it a shot and do my best. Because my best is all that I have to give.

Weigh In Wednesday

I think I’m going to write this weigh in off as an anomaly. Apparently I’ve put on 6 pounds in just as many days. I know for certain that I am bloated and retaining water, and yesterday was a big food eaten late day.  It was the parentals anniversary, we went out for a meal but everyone had to wait for me to get home! So all of that food is probably sitting in my tummy waiting to be digested.

This week

Food
Need to get ontop of this and stop eating so much crappy food. Filling, wholesome meals please!!

Exercise
I haven’t ran for a while, just over a week in fact. I need to get back on this, bearing in mind that the race is next week!!! I’ve also started weight lifting, which I would like to stick to, but would depend on whether I can fit gym into my schedule more!

Life
Trying to stay positive. Quite stressed at work at the moment which contributes to my eating badly…

Apologies for this post being a little late!