Forgot to make my eggs for breakfast this morning. D-oh! Never done that before. It’s been a tough month- an exhausting start to the year, lots in my mind. My lunch however was fantastic! And compliant before anyone asks. Would love a glass of wine this Friday night but resisting
Feeling pretty happy with dinner. Very hungry so maybe a little heavy on the potatoes but it should stop me being tempted by Friday night vino
Had a major mishap on diet this week. Took myself in to my office. Had a big talking to myself, picked myself up and all ok now. I was annoyed as its so early on, but on the bright side, at least its out the way. I won't go in to details. It will make for painful reading. Hope everyone is having a good week.
OK, so not an ideal first week last week. Only did 3 workouts as was a little under par and in Macau for work. Had a bit of a blowout day yesterday - kids party and had a few glasses of bubbles. And funnily enough there were about 4 other Kenzai people there, which was fun. Feeling good and apprehensive at the same time about this programme. I really need it, but I have the usual work travel scheduled and more challengingly 2 family holidays.
Seem to be getting round to this mentally a little slowly this time! Have been battling a bad cold and was locked in a room in Macau for our work annual strategy planning all week. Not great for the exercise or diet, but at least its out of the way for the diet proper! Will update my photo and get things organized this weekend. Excited to back and part of a team again!
K Run - Its Done!! GRADUATION POST
Well.... I did it! Ahhh...the relief! It still took me ages, but I'm glad I have completed this programme. It definitely was not my best K programme - lots of distractions in terms of travel and visitors, but I was very diligent on the workouts. As the diet was a bit loose, I got a loose outcome in terms of weight loss - basically not really losing anything. However, I have gained some confidence in running and have already been out for a 5k run this week, and planning one tomorrow. I have four 5 k runs planned this week. Big thank you to Matt - extremely patient despite my many mishaps, and of course team Elbe! Look forward to seeing you on whatever happens next!
So....looks like our numbers have dwindled! 6 of us to the finish line!
This week back in HK has been much better after my lost weekend.
So.....my indulgence slightly blurred around the edges. I decided to go out for dinner with a house guest and my husband. i was really looking forward to it, as I'd been really good and strict on my spa with Ayesha A and on my return. We picked a well known restaurant in HK and I just could not figure out what I wanted to eat. Nothing seemed appealing, I didn't crave anything. I ended up ordering fish and chips, with mushy peas (which I usually love). The whole thing tasted like flabby salt on a plate. The best bit for me was definitely the 2 glasses of red wine and the peanuts! Anyway, this carried over in to the next day. I went on a playdate with my children to a friends house, and for some reason did not say no to the glass of wine. And I hadn't done my run. So, even after having a glass of wine, I went on a run. Insane? YES! I find it very easy to get motivated for the workout - why can't I find that motivation to say NO! I frustrate myself to death sometimes.
Then yesterday......first cold day in Hk. KIds party......oh yes, you guessed it. I DID NOT say NO to the glass of wine. So, could not face a 9k run (funny that), and did today's strength workout instead. Which means I had to get up this morning and do my 9k run. Wow - it was tough after such a loose around the edges weekend. I actually did 9.73km, and it took me 1 hour and 40 minutes as there were so many hills. Good news, I am back on track today, and feeling really tired in a good way. Running is definitely not a natural thing for me - its tough and I really have to grit my teeth sometimes. I found 2 good songs for it - Song 2 by Blur and Mr Brightside by The Killers. Old school but effective.
So I survived the long run. I can’t say I find it easy! And now! And now I’m a lovely spa I’m thailand with the lovely Ayesha A. Did my strength workout yesterday, then a boot camp today. Doing a run tomorrow which should put me back on track.
Not weighing anything but everything is calorie controlled so I feel I should be fine. Hope everyone else is ok.
I’m on the road again. I’m in Manila which is challenging. Ran yesterday in the treadmill and did my strength except used today in the room. I had breakfast ok, then an apple in the middle of the day then an early dinner/ late lunch combo, pictured. I only really had the lunch grams- all eyeballed. I have to confess the egg white snacks have gone- struggling to incorporate these. Really don’t want to carry these around in the heat and traffic all day. Apparently we are doing a huge pizza tasting session for lunch tomorrow so I’m dreading that. I’m also really worried about the 8k run this weekend. I did my 6k run a week late, (remember I missed that one with my visitors!). So haven’t done the 7k yet. Also really conscious that I’m not getting enough sleep- there’s a lot going on work wise and a lot if Kate night calls coupled with early starts to get the workouts in. I have also just today caught up with my lessons- lessons 24-38 while in Manila traffic. I am not finding this programme easy!
So, feeling better having had a few solid days behind me. I can't believe how awful I felt physically last week. So I overindulged but felt physically dreadful which was quite interesting because although there was some overdoing last week, it would have been normal life before Kenzai. Could I really have gone through life feeling that terrible all the time? I really can't believe it!
I am switching things up slightly to accommodate catching up with a friend over a barre class on Sunday. So....I will do the technical run tonight, the distance run tomorrow and the cross training on Sunday. Hopefully that's allowed!
So....I knew that having both my sisters in law visit for a week was going to be a challenge. The reality is that it totally derailed me. I managed to do the workouts until Sat, but I missed my 6km distance run, am behind in all my lessons, had very little sleep and you can imagine how the diet was. Remorse has ruled since Monday when diet has been back on but very little else. I have to do today's workout - I don't think I have ever missed 3 in a row before. Not long now and I need to get myself back on track. Sorry K people - I got the late blog message and the photo message. I will get the latter sorted later.
Getting the first distance run out of the way was a relief. It was slightly annoying as my runkeeper app wasn't working properly. It didn't update any distance until I was 3.54Km in to the run. I took this as my cue to turnaround and head back and then the app got stuck on 4.75 km. I was averaging around 7 min a km, so after 50mins with the app still at 4.75km, I figured I had safely done my 5k! And it was a great feeling as 1. it wasn't too bad, 2. I realized that I probably did closer to 7km and it was ok. So glad we have an indulgence this week as I have visitors (women who love drinking wine and having a goss), and need all the help I can get!
So...I’m in it ok then just a few days later feel a bit blah. Milk grams off yesterday. Did my run but very blah - the sane hills from the day before felt like a struggle. And then even worse, I had a gin and tonic. As a very busy working Mum I find giving up my evening glass of wine, or g&t the hardest. This programme it seems to be even harder. I need to try harder as I have visitors all week next week and will have to keep it on point. In an airport lounge now. Feeling good that I’m avoiding the biscuits and eating my k compliant brekkie
I was dreading the free run yesterday as I felt I might struggle. My build up to this week has not been consistent to say the least. But I am happy to report that it was fine - even managed a few (small) hills without needing to walk. Felt good to be out and about and on track once more.