I am back on the “Loss’ville” train. Got a wee bit more motivation going on at the moment, and am quite excited that I am only 13-14kg closer to being at my goal weight.
At the end of January I stopped going to WeightWatchers thinking that I would be fine to continue on my own using MyFitnessPal. I had lost almost 15kg up to that point of my journey. To date I have fluctuated up and down gaining 2-3kg and losing that same 2-3kg but never pushing down any lower than what I was at in Jan.
The last two weeks I have spent getting back down to that end of January weight and am ready to get serious all over again and start having a few more successes! My Success line has been super super squiggly!!
I have already made some good progress since the beginning of the Month. A few buddies and I from the NZ MFP Facebook page have entered into a comp with ourselves to follow the 30 Day Squat, Crunches and Push-up’s challenges. It is only Day 12 and I have already lost a combined total of 12cm’s from my Bust, Waist, Hips and Thighs!
It is so great to be working on it together, even at a distance. We know that we are only accountable to ourselves, so if we are sneaky, we are only cheating ourselves. I have found a bunch of really supportive friends with-in this group and I hope to celebrate many more successes with them. It is all about getting active and getting healthy and more to the point – staying that way.
Right… update with The Ekiden Relay.
Can’t quite remember what I have said about it earlier on but I will give you full update on it now.
The Hi-Tec Inspired by Life Rotorua Ekiden Relay is a 42km route around Lake Rotorua, broken up into 6 small manageable chunks for groups of 3-6 to complete. You can enter this as a Running or Walking team.
In our MFP FB group we have a team of each, 6 Runners and 6 Walkers. Each leg of the race is a different distance ranging from 5-9km.
My distance is 7.9km, I am the 3rd Runner.
Also for my free t-shirt size, I put a size smaller, and I am doing my damnedest to be able to get into it and not look like a dick, so that is a wee bit more of a motivator.
I am super excited about this race, I will get to meet a lot of the super awesome people I have met through the FB group, finally put some names to faces and hopefully do our best to behave (In public, I guarantee nothing when we are not among the general public).
One of these super awesome people, namely Glenn Larsen – RiverCity Financial Services, is sponsoring some of the cost for accommodation, which we are super grateful for. You can visit Glenn’s website here at
www.insure-me.co.nz. If you are seeking some sound financial advice – Insurance, Home Loans, Finance, Budgeting etc. Glenn is your man! Contact Glenn for your free Financial Consultation and Plan!
Aside from my new-found motivation with the challenges and Race in October, I realise that 12-13kg is a lot better than 30-35kg, which is what I started at. I stopped looking at how far I had to go, and looked at how far I had already come. I am 15kg lighter than I was post-babies, and my fitness is a shitload better. I am not so tired and lethargic all the time, and I am more conscious of finding ways to be more active, and making better food choices.
I have had to do some re-evaluating when it comes to my fitness/race goals, but I am still going forward and still exceeding my own expectations all of the time. I have stopped being sad about not being able to partake in events that I had planned for myself, and have instead re-focused on what I can do and what can be achieved within circumstances that I am in now!
Aside from trying to get a good time for my 7.9km leg of the Relay race, I am trying to better my 5k times – achieve a better 5k race pace. I don’t have much choice but to run with my children a lot of the time, but I have made some huge improvements on that side of things. My beginning average was around 55 minutes to complete the 5km loop that involved a hill with a 140ft increase in elevation over a 200 meter space. I can now do this loop in 40-45 minutes, with an increase load of roughly 10-12kg!!
So I have found ways of keeping up a decent fitness level, not an ideal one, but one nonetheless!
I still have plans of doing the 15km trail run in late November with my dad. We have never run together before, in fact I used to think he was a little bit crazy to run as much as he does. Now I understand how crazy he is, and realise that in a Runners World, it is actual quite normal! ha!
My mum has also got back into running, which I am also super excited about. She says to me that she can now do up to 4km, with her bung knees and often says that its not quite running. I have told her it doesn’t matter if its 1km or 100km, she laces up, she kicks up into a jog, therefore she is a runner. I suppose once upon a time I was that exact same person, I now know better. Not to mention one of my sisters has lost upwards of 30kg and is now training to become a Personal Trainer. It is a good time to be alive, I am super glad we are all living active lifestyles!
Anywho, today… rest day, turned into a 10km brisk walk, hope I sleep well enough to have fresh legs for a fast run tomorrow.
Re-finding my Beast, hope you are all on the Beast game too!