Exercise – Running
I thought I’d give you a bit of an update with my fitness challenge. As you know, I’ve decided to try and take up running. I’ve bought the shoes!! Fila running shoes – cheap at half the price!
I’ve also downloaded the Couch to 5k app. I haven’t done much of it yet. We started it on Saturday but it was an EPIC FAIL!! We tried to do it with the girls and the dogs. It is not possible to do it with two dogs and a double pram! When I was running with the dogs, Megs decided to run under my feet and Gemma decided to run the other way, I nearly went tit over arse into some steel railings!!
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Needless to say I will not be trying that again anytime soon! I mean, running with the dogs. I will try the running again definitely. Wasn’t too bad! We got back and was a bit drenched. I really wanted to go back out to give it another go but unfortunately couldn’t.
On Sunday morning I got up early and went out to try again. After the first 60s run I want panting and couldn’t catch my breath. When the app told me to do the second run I was still panting so I didn’t do it. Instead I did every other run.
I’ve realised that I’m not going to be able to do the app as expected and it’s going to take me twice as long but I’m not defeated! Even if I do take twice as long then it’s still better than nothing! This meme came to mind!
What I have managed to do though is change what I eat at lunch. For the last week I’ve had salad boxes for lunch everyday (other than on the birthday party on Sunday). I used to have a sandwich or a chicken tikka and cheese panini for lunch. I’ve swapped them for ham salad boxes. So last week I had a takeaway ham salad box on Monday and Tuesday but then realised I was paying £4.50 each time! So I started making my own…
I’ve actually really enjoyed the salad boxes – much to my surprise! I’ve been quite surprised that I’ve been able to eat it without any sort of salad cream! So I’ve been cutting up lettuce, red onion, sliced egg and some ham for my box. Delicious!
I’ve also been trying to keep track of what I eat but writing it down in a daily diary – well actually I’ve been writing it on post it notes during the day and transferring it over to my diary later on.
One thing I haven’t done is weigh & measure myself at the start. In all honesty, I’m not doing this to change the scales I’m doing it to try and instil new healthier things into my life before I end up a fat middle aged woman!!
What do you think to my progress so far?
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