I had no plans to go running tonight – my legs were sore yesterday, before I did a huge workout at the gym, and even sorer today – but Simon rang to see if I wanted to go running tonight so we headed out for a 5k easy one.
It might have been our last run together (maybe we’ll run Sunday, depending on how hungover we are from his farewell). It’s very sad. Even though he’d planned to go overseas quite a while ago, his visa kept getting delayed. Now all the plans are in motion and he’s leaving late Sunday so no more running together until we go to Dublin for the marathon next year (all things going well).
Dietwise, things are going okay. Could be better but could be a lot worse. I’ve cut back to 2 coffees a day – I thought about going black but I don’t even like macchiatos and I figure it’s good to have a vice or two 🙂
My theory on weight loss is not to get too hung up on following a plan or doing things that work for other people. People get all evangalist about THEIR diet plan being the only true way. If low carbs work or low fat or eating nothing but swiss cheese, it’s all good. I reckon there are a few things you can use to judge if you’re doing well:
- You lose weight
- You have amble energy to do the things you want/need to do
- You look good – not in a weight loss way but all those other signs like having a shiny coat and sparkly eyes.
Now the first of those isn’t happening as fast for me as I’d like, but I’m not sure what’s going on with the last one. I keep getting random compliments – people asking me if I’ve changed my hair (which I haven’t – well not until tonight), things like that . And lots of remarks about my skin looking really good. I haven’t changed my beauty routine (*cough.. what routine?) or been doing anything special so it must be my diet.