On Saturday I broke my #Dry100 and had a drink (or five) and woke up yesterday with a very sore head! 31 days dry and my alcohol tolerance was definitely depleted, and given the fact that I hadn’t eaten anything it wasn’t surprising I’d feel a bit under the weather.
Today I decided I needed to kick it up a notch and went for a run. Well not ‘really’ a run, more a wog (walk/jog), and only 3kms, but it was something – better than nothing, and I ran along the walkway and listened to the waves. It was good, even though it was bloody freezing!
I’m also going to try and get some of my ‘100’ items going too, will try and get out of bed early tomoro but it’s not easy when it’s so cold in the house!
Found the below on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for today’s MM
Unfortunately I’m not doing much running at the moment, and I’ve been slack with the squat challenge and other workouts. Time to get back into things for the last month of winter because it’s when summer bodies are made! #cornybuttrue
So usually today’s post is about fashion, something I am getting more and more into as I lose weight and can fit into and look better in my clothes.
However, I’ve just watched an episode of the Biggest Loser and it was really inspiring so I thought I should change up my blog and pass on some of the words of wisdom.
Today the school holidays started and Hartleigh is at his dads for the next week to ten days, as well as that I am housesitting for my friend so I have decided to use this time to really concentrate on my diet and exercise – I’ll be able to get into a good routine and really work on getting my running stamina up. I have decided to also be alcohol free during this time as I know that a) alcohol is full of empty calories and b) it makes me binge so it’s a double whammy.
The episode of Biggest Loser I have just watched is the one with Natalie Cook in it, she’s apparently an Australian Olympics volleyballer. I didn’t know her before today and she mentored Kasey. Two things she said to Kasey really struck a chord with me, firstly she got Kaseey to repeat her goal weight and kept saying she is that weight, the scales just need to catch up – I love the thought of that! I’m writing it on the mirror! Secondly she talked about the mindset of fit people and her mantra was eat fit, train fit, and think fit. So profound! It’s now my motto for the next ten days!
2013 has been a watershed year for me so far. I’ve made some quite drastic changes to my life in particular in the areas of health and fitness and work-life balance. I’ve said no to things I would like to be involved with because I needed to stop over committing myself. I’m doing less and giving those things more.
The first week of April saw a 2.5kg loss which is awesome and a big chunk towards my goal for the next six weeks. [Week two not so pretty but that’s another blog]. I’ve been running [well walk/jog/run], and doing the squat challenge. At present working up to being able to easily run 5kms but also doing some hill work.
I’ve achieved some great goals this year and feel like it’s time to step up my efforts. Whilst I have some new short term goals as outlined in this blog, I decided I needed something bigger to work towards, a ‘milestone’ event so I have decided to run the half marathon in October.
Whilst I know this is no small undertaking I do feel confident that I can achieve this goal especially with the support of my friends who have been so positive and encouraging. Can’t wait to make them and me proud!
So there it is, in black and white. I got this!
As you may, or may not know, I’ve recently started running (well a combo of walk/jog/run) so thought it appropriate to have this Motivation Monday dedicated to running.
I think this image says it all!