A loss this week, thank goodness. The scales didn’t move all week but they came through today and that’s what counts.
Because of feeling sick and other things, I didn’t get to run at all this week so last night I decided to head out. I dicked around so much that it got dark but I went anyway. Got to Princes Park and panicked a bit about running in the dark since I’ve never done that before.
I did one slow lap then one at a comfortable fast pace. I couldn’t see my watch and it doesn’t have a backlight so I couldn’t check my times as I ran so just tried to keep an even pace. I wanted to get under 21 minutes thinking I’d build up over the next few weeks (or more) to do it under 18 minutes. So finished my lap (well 3 km, just short of a lap) and checked my watch – 17:30 mins. There goes that goal. I think instead of trying to go faster, I want to maintain that pace for longer. That is my highly scientific method!
On the way home, there was a breatho set up. They didn’t pull me over but for some reason the thought of being tested on the way home from a run really amused me.
When I did my leg pressing last week, I told Andrew and he was like, yeah whatever. So I keep telling him and said I’m going to do it until he can at least fake being impressed. He managed a – that’s great, Mum – in a bored monotone.
Last night I got home and told my sister about my run. She was all like woohoo, that’s great. So now I’ve told her she has to give Andrew lessons cos she fakes it so well.
Okay, goal of the week. This week I want to have definite eating times rather than just grazing. I’m a terrible grazer and half the time it’s just habit. This week, when I go to eat something, I’m going to ask myself do I really want it and, if I do, I’ll take myself away from the computer and have meal time or snack time. The #1 step will be moving the fruit bowl out of reaching distance of the computer desk.
I keep thinking I should make quitting coffee a goal – I’ve gone from one a day to two or three – but not yet. My soul cries when I think of no coffee.
I feel so fine today. I jumped out of bed and did 20 minutes of yoga which was a fantastic way to start the day. Often I think about doing yoga but the thought of chucking on a long dvd workout puts me off but I’ve realised (der) I don’t have to do the whole dvd. Doing something beats doing nothing. Tomorrow I can do the warmup then a different section. It definitely makes the legs feel better after yesterday’s run.