I am in such a good dandy place at the moment :) Giving up that diet coke was SERIOUSLY the best thing ive ever done....the last 2 months the first 10 days of each month has been a mental nitemare...with me being negative, self hating, self doubting etc etc...at the moment i feel so happy...and not for any reason then life is good at the moment!
Two days of super cleaning eating so far....im so proud of me :) My calories are now up to 2363 cals per day due to my runs...and ive managed to eat lots of good clean food....worst thing ive eaten is some dark chocolate and some of those lil tins of tuna and mayonaise (man they are yummy!)
My website is closer to being ready for all to see....i have plans for that in the future! And im sure you will all love it...it will certainly over time become more interactive then here! Its exciting stuff people! And this week i am FINALLY enrolling to start my studies to become a personal trainer. Im amazed ive finally come to that decision and determined about it....its been a hard decision to make but now ive made it im PUMPED. Im excited to think what my future might be :) I have lots of ideas for once im qualified to do some interestate meetups and even some mini expo days :) I love that i feel now once my weight loss journey is over i still have a great focus and im putting steps into place.
Work is good. Tomorrow night we are planning to try and run 10kms...i will die with excitement if i make it! Imagine that ME running 10 kms!!! That will be amazinggggggggggggggg :)
Not a lot else going on just wanted to post and shout out how happy i am...life is good, GOOD, good :)
Things have to change! OMG how freaking often have i said that :( I really have let so much crap food back into my eating its not funny...freddo frogs, wagon wheels, fruit cake, finger buns (ie carbs, carbs, carbs) So those things really need to be cut out. I have been eating under calories mostly but i know from experience....you eat that crap you dont lose. Friday my eating was rather good....had my protein up to 35% and got the water in and my protein was up to 35% for the day....and i dropped 1.7 kilos overnight....which is proof in the pudding so to speak.
Today i have tracked my food....super clean....with the treat being 35 grams of dark chocolate (70% cocoa). Im going to start this week testing around with doing workouts the day before i run. I spoke to the instructor at the gym yesterday who wrote my running program (btw we did another 6.5km run yesterday :)) and she said its doing the weights the day before that makes the runs harder. So tomorrow night i will go to the gym and do a 30 minute kickboxing class...and then see how well i run on tuesday....so my exercise plans for this week is:
monday : 30 mins boxing class
tuesday : 60 mins running with fiona
wednesday : 45 min cycle class
thursday : 60 mins PT + body balance
friday : rest
saturday : 60 mins running with fiona + body pump + body balance
I have finally decided i am going to enrol in certificate 3 in fitness to start this process to become a personal trainer...im looking forward to it...yet at the same time filled with concerns i will see it out...and that im not at goal yet...but ive made my mind up so time to try and do this. I mean if this works out (and i realise thats up to me and no one else) then it will be so worth it....but i can help but feel trepidation...so we will see. Its a bit of a financial committment....and for the next 14 weeks or so it will be a lil tight financially (but still doable) but i figure a 14 week sacrifice is worth the outcome :)
Theres 3 key building blocks to being a healthier person...nutrition, exercise and a healthy place mentally. They each click in together and they are all necessary for optimum results. With that one of the questions i get asked quite a bit is how do you control emotional eating? This is such a long journey how do you stay motivated and focused?
The key word in getting past those humps in the road is "proactiveness"...the minute you are proactive you will start to take steps to feeling better. It may not be a instant result...but being proactive is you taking control....you saying no more to whatever it is that is holding you back...it enables you to empower yourself to create the best life of yourself.
Theres no step by step guide for this...its a individual thing....we all know what our bad habits are that get in our way. One of my key ways is i will hibernate, to the point i will stay in my bedroom (and keep in mind i live by myself!) i dont venture in to the lounge room...i dont draw the curtins...will leave the lights off...basically i will block off the world. When this occurs (and trust me it does at times) they are simple things i will do at first....make sure i open the curtins in EVERY room...get up at a decent hour (no lazing in bed)...shower...even if all i do that first day is watch tv in the lounge room...ive still been WAY more proactive then i was the day before...and once you start...you will hopefully keep doing. If your like me its something you constantly have to focus on...i can fall into those hermit ways so easily so i have to be very aware of it....and when i do slide into those moments....i need to force myself to do those simple things. Ultimately within a hour or so of being up and doing some things i feel better...we are meant to be productive critters....we need time to ourselves as well...but sitting in a dark room avoiding society is not what we were ever designed to do.
So if you have been struggling...you have felt moody/depressive (and if your feeling like that and drinking diet soft drinks PLEASE quit the diet soft drinks) think about what it is you do that encourages that....and be proactive and take the control back.
I havent been well today...came down with a sore throat yesterday afternoon which i initially thought was just allergies but by late last nite i had the sorest throat (razor blades in my throat pretty much describes it...and sneezing felt like the blades were ripping my throat :() I was up most of last nite getting very lil sleep, drinking lemsip. It does seem to be improving already (thankfully) its nice being so healthy that you can recover things much quicker ;)
It has had me thinking a lot today, about two things...one is i need to eat cleaner. My eating isnt terrible...im coming under calories but its not perfect. The running is going so good....the next step i think is to build up my endurance so i can train the day before. I think part of the equation to do that is really fuelling my body well...so i need to increase the protein...cut out the crappy chocolate...eat more things like nuts, and fruit and vegies and cut back on the carbs at night. Its not about weight loss i just need to think about fueling my body better if i am really going to keep this running thing going and get the best out of it. I really wanna get back to exercising monday and friday nights..(at the moment im not cos the next day i am running) Im not really sure HOW i increase the endurance apart from keep running and improving and i guess then slowly bringing the exercise in. I also want to get into juicing more (need to buy a juicer for that) and also get back into my vegetable smoothies more.
Im off work tomorrow....so another day of rest....hopefully by saturday ill be better and can do some exercise. Lots of good foods into me :)
PS anyone got any great, simple yummy clean meals feel free to pass them on to me :)
Well i really wanted to post last night but i was too damn tired too be arsed! Yesterday was a HUGE day :) After work i went and met fiona for training...planning to run 3kms...we get to the 3km mark...and we decide to go further...and we just kept running...and running hehe ;) ended up runing 6.43kms! (actually prolly over 6.5kms cos when i map it i trace the outline of the river we follow which doesnt take into account the paths away from the river) Sooooooooooo i ran non stop for 53 minutes and 53 seconds....and yes i know its not breaking any ground breaking pace....but to be perfectly honest - i dont care! My initial goal was really just to be able to run 45 mins to a hour 2-3 times per week, which is obviously now doable. I highly doubt i would have done it without fiona tho...i know im slow...i know people over take me...and if i ran by myself im sure i would have said "screw this" by now. We were talking (yes talking and running at the same time!) about how much i struggled the first time i tried to run 2 kilometres....amazing the difference. Leg wise my legs are fine and didnt feel tired...and my breathing has improved so much...and might i add while running my nose was also running...so pretty damn well impressed! Now to keep it up and keep improving :) When i started training with fiona initially there was only a couple of goals....to do group fitness classes, to be able to do a full pushup (still cant do that) and to be able to run...i think i can say "im a runner" now :)
Afterwards we went for dinner with Sarah to a Thai place....which was delicious....i did go up a kilo overnight which i am guessing is sodium from the meal...cant say i am too concerned :)
My ankle is a lil tender today...so taking it easy today...tomorrow night i have PT and then will do a body balance class and will prolly walk on the treadmill before hand (maybe ill run a lil bit too hehe - just dont wanna tire myself out before the PT session)
Anyway thats all my exciting news...is all rather huge...i mean SERIOUSLY....me run 6.5 kilometres/ran 53 minutes....thats just like CRAZY talk! :)
Great day yesterday! I trained with Fiona in the morning...we did another 3km run..did it in 23 mins 51 seconds this time...the first time we did it (and this was only our 3rd 3 kilometre run) it took us 27 minutes 45 seconds...so a really good improvement - go us :) The runs are definitely becoming more doable....my breathing is definitely more comfortable and the run itself is more doable...i wont say its easier....but it certainly seems more doable....not working out the day before definitely seems to be helping too :) After training with fiona i then went to the gym and did body pump and body balance...i burnt 1697 calories with exercise yesterday....woot! I then went clothes shopping and bought a real cute top...its all autumn colours...and think i might buys some brown pants and boots to go with it.
Anyway then went out last nite for dinner....it was for a friends birthday who whilst is on my facebook i havent seen for a few years. She was impressed with my weight loss :) it was a good nite...dinner wise i had a chicken burger and chips (eep!) and a slice of chocolate....but i certainly had enough calories to survive that....and funnily enough...even tho it was a high sodium meal i woke up exactly the same weight today as i was yesterday :) YAY :) Anyway i wore out my new top with black jeans...i think it would have looked much better in some tan jeans...i feel a visit to jeanswest in my not too distant future! LOL
I am feeling much better about things overall...i hope this continues (i think while i avoid the diet coke it should) it is still weird tho exercising only 4 days a week...that whole guilt thing comes into play and i think oh i should be exercising. Even tho I realise with time hopefully my endurance will improve enough so that i can end up doing at least light workouts the day before the runs. But since the running is the focus at the moment (and it does burn so many calories...we run for approx 20 minutes...then do intervals for the rest of the hour and i am burning close to 700 calories a hour which at my weight is pretty damn awesome!)