I feel like I’m just dicking around when it comes to weight loss, making a half arsed effort. I wanted to get down to 70 kgs before the Run for the Kids. Now it’s less than 4 weeks away so I guess that won’t be happening.
I feel like I’m not running as good as I did this time last year, which is crazy because I’d only been running a few months then, but I’m having a trouble with any kind of sustained effort. I realised on Saturday that it’s because my all round fitness isn’t as good as it used to be. Last summer I’d spend hours in the gym. Before I started working, I’d walk into the city to the gym, do some cardio and weights then more than likely stay for a spin class. It wasn’t that uncommon for me to burn off 1,000+ calories a day.
I’m not working at the moment, but I’m buggered if I’m going to do that. I’ve got other things to do in life – writing and looking for a job. They are priorities for me now, not going to the gym.
One thing I do have to do though is push myself more when I’m running. I used to do that when I first started then I got complacent. Now I’m happy to stop and take walk breaks when I feel a bit tired and I’m happy to jog along at a slow pace. I’m not improving and this is why.
I think I need to get serious for the next 4 weeks – serious about what I eat and serious about training. I don’t have the time to do 3 hours a day exercise so I’ve got to make sure the exercise I do counts. No more slacking off.