Within 20 minutes of writing my ‘weekly weigh in week 5’ post and saying I needed to do more… I had downloaded the Couch to 5K app and headed out on my first run.
If you have been following from THE beginning you will know that when I first started running ever I literally just ran and only walked when I absolutely had to. Due to my level of absolute zero fitness and weight, I decided to take a different approach this time and see what all the fuss was about with the couch to 5k app. (Available to download at: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/one-you-couch-to-5k/id1082307672)
It felt horrible but great to be out running once more and although overall I only ran for 8 solid minutes… that was enough for me. The 90 second walks between the 60 second runs were welcome breaks. They even felt a tad too long at points. The only downside was that I had planned my route so my last cycle of running was in the middle of a HUGE hill. Still, it will be a good way of seeing improvement. Only 29mins approx overall but that was better than 29minutes extra sat on my gluteus maximus.
Again, I shall post ‘evidence’ of run completion as I go along as an added spur.
Let me know if you have used/are using this app and if so how you found/are finding it!
Week 5 and although it’s still a couple of pounds – after this long this is not good enough. It is clear that more work is required to help my health and keep losing but at a quicker rate.
First of all – more of a calorie deficit. I have cut down with my food but obviously more is needed.
Secondly – more exercise. I have been going on walks but, again, more is needed. I am still not fit enough to start running (I feel I am too heavy for my already bad knees to take it) however I feel that I must just risk this to try and change things. Also – I have just bought a bike which I shall show you all later. Very excited to go on bike rides soon!
A month in and I’ve already forgotten to post. Oops! Apologies all.
I did weigh myself last Sunday but completely forgot to post along with take a photo. I can confirm however that my weight was 17:12.4 St. Down from the week before but for how long? Won’t have to wait long to find out (tomorrow!)
Actually, as much as I wasn’t wanting this to be the case, it was to be expected. This week I have t gone out of my way to do extra exercise. I blame the heatwave which as valid as it may be – could be an excuse.
I’ve also not eaten well in the last couple of days – being my partners birthday and also going elsewhere in the country yesterday driving for the majority of the day so only eating take out food and snacks.
Efforts are needing to be doubled this week to get those ibs back down. No excuses.
As promised here are the figures for my first week. A step in the right direction after not exercising as much as I would have wanted to this week but certainly cutting down on carbs and portions! And this is post dinner.