I’m still here. I have been pouring all my words and energy into my PhD. Four weeks till submission. Four weeks.
Haven’t run. Have put on weight. Am so close to finishing this crazy thing. Just. Want. To. Finish.
I hurt my back. AGAIN. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to do this. It was my fault and I am pissed cos I have been in agony for days. I went to see a massage therapist and got some acupuncture which always helps so much. I have been eating Voltaren like lollies. I AM SO OVER HURTING MY BACK. I feel like my body is telling me to chill out, take some rest and recuperation. So I am bonding with my new heatpack and chilling out.
I make this promise to myself here and now. I will do my strengthening exercises every day to prevent this from happening again. There, its a wordpress promise now – you can’t break a wordpress promise …..
In very excellent news, I got my blood test results back and I am not celiac nor do I have any other issues. I got a clean bill of health and am pretty stoked. Cholesterol, kidney function, liver function, all great. I can thank my cleaner living lifestyle for that. Thanks healthy eating.
No running cos of stupid back pain. I am going to try some deep water running on Saturday to get some exercise in without aggravating it. Then another massage on Tues.
I can’t wait to have a post where I am not complaining. It feels like all my recent musings have been negative. I have to say, its been a weird month for the first part of 2013. I know it is just a phase, but I want to see some “YAY” get back into my life.
Is anybody else having a weird 2013??
You know, I thought I had nailed it. Took the antibiotic bomb, got back to normal then boom. Back to sick and in a theatrical and spectacular way. Gastro is evil. EVIL.
Went to the doctors on Wednesday, got more antibiotics and he asked lots of q’s about how my body responds to different foods. He thought I might have coeliac disease, which I freaking hope not as I love love love my pasta, although it often makes me feel blah.
Waiting for the blood tests to come back. Not overly concerned unless it is true, THEN I WILL FREAK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Till then, its thesis and hopefully a parkrun on Saturday. Its been tooooo looooonnnnnggggg…..
Well, its been ages. Sorry. Life is super crazy at the moment. Where do I start?
Last week, I was working like crazy. Trying to burn both ends of the candle and then wondering why I was not sleeping well. Backstory – I am a natural sleeper, I can sleep for 10 hours straight and still feel like a bit more snoozing. As a teenager my Mum would have to bribe me to get out of bed. Weekends – she didn’t stand a chance.
So getting 3-4 hours on average for the first part of last week was killing me. I was having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Booo. I was in a fog all Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before I decided to do the sensible thing and tucked myself into bed at the grandmotherly time of 7:40pm on Wed night. Things are getting back to normal as far as sleeping is going although last night I had Nicki Minaj in my mind when I was going to sleep. What is that about??????
To top off my mental week, I caught a tummy bug off someone and started feeling sick on Thursday. By Sunday, I was feeling terrible so I took an antibiotic bomb and am now starting to feel better.
You can guess what has happened with my running schedule. Zip, nada, nuthin. I am BUSTING to get out there and run. No matter what, tomorrow am is my time to shine!
In other news, husband and I have bought a new car. The old one was dying a slow painful death. We bought a Ford Focus. We are pretty excited. Hoping to pick it up sometime this week. Ah I love new car smell…..
Well, that is all I got right now. Hope everybody is happy out there and that your new year is bringing what you hoped for….
I got on the scales today. Let’s not forget the epic eating fest of the last few weeks. I wanted it to be good, but it was GREAT!
Original Weight : 88.8kg (195.77 pounds)
Weight this morning : 76.8kg (169.31 Pounds)
Total weight loss : 12kg (26.45 pounds)
Goal Weight : 65kg. (143.30 pounds)
Left to lose 11.8kg (26.01 pounds)
That’s right, half way…….
It seems way easier now that there is less to lose than I have already lost. Happy happy 🙂
Still no running. My poor back just can’t seem to sort itself out. I have been stretching and planking but it still is twingeing and a general pain in the ass. If it keeps acting up, it’s off to the physio….
I’m going to bask in the glory of halfway now, have an awesome day!
Well, that cold I felt coming was yuck. I lost my voice for two days. One of those days was the day I was meant to do my presentation. Did not happen. Thankfully it was rescheduled for this week…. I feel almost back to normal, with a bit of a sore throat but generally better!
Husband came home to a sick wife. Not the homecoming he would have liked! Poor boy, I did tell him I missed him so much when he was away.
So of course as I was feeling uber crap most of the week, I did not exercise. I weighed in this morning, and I am down to 77.3kg. Thats a loss of 1.5kg and a total weight loss of 11.5kg 🙂 (thats 25.35 pounds to all my American friends…)
Very happy. Im getting closer and closer to my half way mark.
It’s weird that the week that I did no exercise, I lost weight. I must admit my appetite went off during the sickness, but I still ate well. Oh well, I can never figure out what the scales are going to say next.
In consultation with my bff, I have decided to officially weigh in fortnightly from now on. I usually see and feel an increase when I am approaching lady time. So instead of recording that and feeling a bit disheartened by it, I am going to avoid it all together.
This week, its game on as far as exercise goes. Run this afternoon, Boot Camp tomorrow, Run Wed, Yoga Thursday, run Friday, Yoga Saturday, Rest Sunday.
Can’t wait! Hope you are all well, happy and smashing your goals.
Big hugs to all the people affected by Sandy, it looks really bad out there….
OMG. The muscles that were sore from yesterday’s boot camp are completely and utterly trashed now.
Before we went to PT, I went for a 3.8km run. I smashed it, and felt on top of the world. I really hoped that going for run would purge the lactic acid from my legs but they were still sore after the run.
An hour and a half later, hell was unleashed. Started with a run to warm up, using some kettle bells we did some swinging backwards and forwards thing, squats with the kettle bells, lunges with the kettle bells, push ups and pull ups with that TRX suspension thingo. Then a run. Repeated three times.
Followed by dead lifts with kettle bells, bicep curls on a resistance band and more freaking lunges. I cannot tell you how much I hate lunges. They SUCK!
More running, then some core work.
I swear I cannot stand from sitting without some serious pain. Not in my ass, in my quads. They were SCREAMING at me by the end. OUCH! The trainer dude was making conversation at the end and all I wanted to do was crawl to the car and get the hell home….
This just confirms that I need to continue with some P90X after boot camp finishes, I was a lot tougher than this a few months ago. I have focussed on running and stretching, which I love, but I know now that I really must keep up the strength workouts as well. Right now, I wish I could sink into a neck deep hot bath and then get a massage for, like, a week.
On a positive note, (Yeah, stop whining!!) I burnt 876 calories today. That is the most I have burnt since I started on my fitness and health lifestyle. I really think my next weigh in will be awesome!
Tomorrow, yoga – to stretch as much as anything else.
I am seriously in doubt at the moment if I will be able to run on Friday due to the pain. If you have any suggestions for me on how to make it go away quickly I would appreciate it. I’m not kidding, I need some help!!
So we arrived at boot camp last night, after driving around looking for the place. The trainer seemed really nice which we were’t expecting from the tone of the emails we have been getting. It was freezing cold with a strong wind whipping our hair and making us shiver. He commented I looked scared (wtf?) and I replied there was no way on earth I was getting in the nearby water. It was a joke, although I don’t think he got it. Seriously.
Prior to it starting he emailed us a form to fill out that asked for your 5 Dreams in Life. I was tempted to write:
I decided not to be cheeky and wrote:
I swear he though I was going to be lame, he kept looking at me as he explained we could pull out at any time, rest when we needed, walk the runs if needed, etc. Little did he know…..
So we got started. A run to warm up then three sets of squats, lunges, push ups, dips and then a run. Followed by three sets of lunges, pushups, core pushups, more lunges and more running. The final bit was abs, plank and bicycles. It was relatively easy. My triceps are less than stellar so the dips sucked, but the rest was cool! I am a bit sore today in my quads and triceps but overall feel really good.
I really have to thank P90X for my ability to cope with the session last night. As much as running is making my legs stronger, P90X really got me used to working out my upper body and core a lot more than I ever have before. So thanks again to freaky Tony Horton. I think when this boot camp finishes I will drag out the P90X workouts again a few times a week to maintain any progress I make with boot camp…
I measured myself as well as weighing in to track my progress. At the end of 6 weeks, I’ll put it out there 🙂
I slept in this morning so no early run. I’ll head out a bit later on today.
We have our personal training session tonight. I wonder how that is going to roll out???
Yep, that’s right. I spent some time yesterday putting all my fat clothes for sale on Ebay. (I made those words bold cos the clothes I am selling look too big now!)
The main motivation for doing this is to make sure that I can never ever ever go back to the size I was. I hate seeing how big those pants are. MY GOD THEY ARE HUUUUUUUGE!
And if you only have clothes that fit your smaller self, it will help to keep the weight off right?
So 17 items are up for grabs. Some of the clothes were things I had bought in a desperate attempt to look good whilst I was still carrying those extra 10kg. They never fit. Still had tags on them. Now I have lost the weight, they are too big. What a waste of money!! Shame on me!
I am freaking loving wearing all my old clothes, but I gotta tell ya, I can’t even wait to buy even smaller clothes soon. I desperately need some shorts as it is getting quite hot here, but I am holding out from buying some a bit longer, as I already have a pair that are a bit too snug at the moment. I keep trying them on, they will fit soon 🙂
So yeah, the weight loss is getting real. And PERMANENT!
In weigh in news, I did not lose or gain any weigh this week. I know that taking a running break and also letting a few ‘treats’ into my diet this week kept me from losing weight.
I have been thinking all week that I should up the ante for the next six weeks that I am doing boot camp. A kind of pre Christmas cleanse. Not any weird ‘juice only’ cleanse. I mean cutting out ‘treats’ like beer, hot chocolates and other things I have been indulging in. I also mean totally healthy foods, that will keep me energised as I do a bit more exercise.
I was really really wanted to be at 65kg by NYE but I think truthfully that is not going to happen. I don’t want to crash diet and lose the weight as that is a recipe for disaster. I think it is more reasonable to see a kg a week come off over the next 6 weeks during boot camp. It would mean that by Christmas, which is a month after boot camp finishes, I will be close to 70kg. I’m ok with that as I really want to lose the weight slowly and keep it off. Forever. So yeah. Another goal getting pushed out a bit longer, but in all reality it is keeping me sane not fretting too much about it.
Husband is away for the next 10 days so I will be cooking for myself. I have so many workout activities planned for every night this week, I think I will be totally exhausted by the Sunday night. I am so looking forward to smashing out some killer workouts this week. YAY!
I’ll let you know how running club is tonight, although there is a storm forecast for this afternoon here, hopefully it doesn’t get cancelled!
Over n out – RunninBear
Today it is official, I have lost 10KG (22.04 pounds)!
This feels good, it’s a number that I have been striving for over the last few weeks and boy, has it been elusive! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!
I still have 13.8 kg (30.4 pounds) to go till I reach my goal of 65kg (143 pounds). I am not even half way yet, but this first 10kg means a lot to me! I look way less jiggly, I can run better, I fit into my old jeans, I am back to the weight I was when we got married.
The truth is the next 13.8 kg takes me into unknown territory. I have not been under this weight for a very very long time. It is kinda scary, as I think it will change peoples perception of me. We all do it, “oh look she has lost so much weight, is it because * insert bitchy comment here * “. Even I have done it, commenting on a big weight loss as though it is a symptom of a problem rather than a solution to one.
I think this next bit to lose will be emotionally harder, I will need to clearly define my position when the inevitable “Wow, you have lost a lot of weight!” comments arise. I need to state that I was very overweight, it was unhealthy and it was making me unhappy. I need to state that my health is directly connected to my weight, and the weight loss has been a result of clean eating and exercising. I need to state that I am proud of losing the weight and will not compromise my health and happiness again. I will hold my head high and not succumb to any negative comments.
Its on. The halfway goal is in sight! Skinny jeans are on the horizon. Can’t wait 🙂