I hope you are all doing great and plodding along. I have completed two programs in the past and loved them and kicked ass. This time I have totally dropped the ball. I should not have signed up for this date. In hindsight it was way way way to ambitious.
Keep up the good work.
Completed GRADUATION POST
I have to admit I am a bit disappointed in my finish. I had signed up for a 10km and then had to bail on it due to a school commitment. My running partner and I are determined to find another or do one on our own. I have the race pack and everything! I seem to have turned a corner with running. I actually wanted to go for a run tonight and didn't even "have" to. That seems like a miracle to me. I know it doesn't take much to lose that though so I really want to try and keep it up. A few laps around my neighborhood reservoir every week should keep me happy. I have no desire to do much more than that but will find a few 5k's to sign up for. I love the energy in doing those big group runs. Congrats to all!
How is it I haven't wrote for 18 days. I have to say that I am not super consistent with this program like I was the last one but am happy with my growth as a runner. Diet has been good but not as strict as I should be. Doing all the runs but have missed quite a few of the workouts. I am determined to kick butt this week and run the 10k race on Sat.
Last night I ran the 30 minutes with my husband. He said he definitely noticed I was running faster and stronger than before. we hadn't run together for months. I'll take it as a good sign.
Did this run last night and it went really well. I was happy that I could do it without too much of a struggle. I don't really have a mantra other than "you can do this. " What works for me it is to set landmarks as I go. Short ones. A marathon runner friend also suggested counting to 100. Tried it and meh. We'll see. I am trying to be very positive because to be totally honest I practically swear my way around a run. Diet is going well but not perfect and I am ok with that. Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Last night I ran for the 25 no problem on treadmill and found it pretty easy as compared to outdoor training. It was pouring with rain so moved it indoors. Maybe it's easier because it wasn't 30+ degrees or is it because you literally just need to lift your legs and the ground moves beneath you. I find there is a big difference.
Should we try to switch it up or keep it outdoors if that's the goal?
Loved the lesson on breathing I am the shallow breather for sure. Will work on improving this but it seems tricky right now.
I went out for my run last night feeling ok. It was brutal. I almost passed out which is super weird. In hindsight, I think I was super dehydrated going in and have been fighting something. I did end up running for the first ten minutes and then the last five or so but it was brutal. New week!
Sounds like everyone had a pretty good week one. I have enjoyed it. The pace is fine so far and it isn't taking up a huge amount of time. I've had to do quite a bit of self-talk with the diet though. I am lucky to be able to do this program with a great friend who lives next door so we meet up for the runs and get to catch up along the way. Conversational pace is hard though. Anyone in Singapore who is interested in running a 10km? I have just signed up for the Run for Light on March 3rd at Pungol Waterway. I figure it will be a great end to the program. I need something to strive for. So far so good. Apologies for not getting a week 1 photo up.
I am not a runner. I have tried multiple times to make it a routine and to psych myself into thinking it is a good idea. I have done the couch to 5K a couple of times and run walk programs etc. I have run a few 5k's and even a 10 K once. You guys have your work cut out for you although I am keeping an open mind. Looking forward to getting into a routine again after the Xmas holidays.
Question: I wasn't able to upload my starting photos and now can't find it to try again. Did I miss the window? I am talking about the three from front, side and back.
Lessons Learned GRADUATION POST
As hard as it was I will miss it.
Whoever says they don't have time to work just doesn't make it a priority. I don't have time. I work full time, have two boys and am in the middle of my masters degree but I managed to do 90 days of workouts more or less. I really enjoyed the lessons and learned a lot. Some of it I knew from before but needed a reminder. I couldn't do all the exercises even by the end but there was definite progress over time. I lost 7 kg and feel so much better.
I must have lost my mind as I was looking at the Kenzai Run program earlier today. Perhaps:)
Thanks Scott, Lindsey and the team for your support.
Still on track and really wanting to finish strong. Yesterday I attended two weddings and a birthday party. It was an insane day. I did the workout, maintained the diet pretty much and only had one glass of wine. It was hard but I am determined.
I'm loving the fact that when I do have a taste of something I haven't had in ages like cheese, ice cream or rice crackers my kids are eating everything seems uber salty or grossly sweet. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever and Krispy Kreme doesn't even call my name anymore. This will be super helpful to keep thinking about as we finish up and head into the Xmas season.
I hope everyone is doing well and proud of their accomplishments so far.
I'll post my photo in the morning.
I am starting to panic about the end of the program and hope to receive some info soon on how to not let all my hard work go to waste. Especially heading into Xmas season. I have had an unbelievable amount of self-control for the last 70 odd days so should be fine but still have to admit I am a bit worried.
Also, although I feel much better I still wake up with a flat tummy and go to bed feeling four months pregnant most days. I take probiotics and digestive enzymes etc. I'm frustrated a bit with that too. It's nothing new but thought it would go away with this diet. Sorry for sounding so negative. I'm really not.
So I got a tattoo on Saturday and I needed to be distracted it hurt so much. My husband who was with me for support went to 7-11 and got a baby Ben and Jerry's ice cream. He fed me bites of ice cream as I got inked:) Just a funny story about caving under pressure.
On the flip side I haven't worn a bathing suit without shorts in about a year and now I let it all hang out. Same with my bikini top. Although I am not finished and have a flabby belly still I must have a much more positive self image.
A couple of times during the program there has been no way to fit it all in. Which is more beneficial if I had to pick and choose? The cardio or the actual workout.
I'm back in Singapore and back on track. I did most of the work outs while in Thailand and ate fairly well considering. No sugar and lots of fresh fruit and veg. Have a few drinks (Mojitos with no sugar:) to be honest but resisted a ton more temptation along the way. I feel even more motivated now to finish strong. Back to egg whites, and apples and committed to the end.