Thursday, 6 February 2014

15lbs+ in 3 months - don't mind if I do :)

Forgive me Fitness Blogosphere for I have sinned: I know I shouldn't have, but I had a cheeky weigh-in this morning... Kinda glad I did, because it was a good one. :)

5 November 2013 was the day I started getting fit again, and although my first 'official' weigh in was on 11 November and I checked-in at about 12 and a half stone (177lbs), I'm pretty sure I'd lost a couple of lbs in that first week.



Three months of religious food measuring and logging (the good, bad and ugly), lots of kgs lifted and many treadmill, stationery bike, rowing machine and elliptical miles later, I checked in this morning at 162lbs - so 'officially' a 15lb loss over about 13 weeks (which included the Christmas break). I'll call that a nice, steady and healthy win, tyvm.
I'm probably overdue in taking some progress pictures, and I really, really regret not having (and still not having bought) a tapemeasure to compare measurements, but otherwise i'm pretty chuffed. A workmate measured me today and I've apparently got a 34.5" waist - which I've not had since university!

I'm definitely finding that lugging less weight around is making working out much easier. I'm not going to lie; I still can't say I enjoy running yet, but I suspect that once I'm not carrying around so much and I'm actually running outside, I'll find it more enjoyable. Looking forward to getting outside on the bikes soon as well!

Today's workout was C25K W5D1 - the OCD part of me is really disliking being out of sync to the extent where I'm tempted to either skip forward a workout or add in a couple to bring them in line with actual weeks... Three 5-minute runs broken up with 3-minute walks was fine. Bring on the next session's 8 minute runs! :)

Today's Workout (C25K W5D1):
Walking (brisk, 3.8 mph) = 18 minutes
Running (slow, 5.0 mph) = 15 minutes

Shoes: New Balance Minimus WR00

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