Monday, 30 September 2013

Weekend off and slow start

Feeling a bit bad that I didn't go out over the weekend but I had a busy Saturday and all my good intentions for Sunday were put off when my daughter practically gave me concussion kneeing me in the face while I was giving her usual sunday morning tickle - my cheek still hurts!

I'll do better next saturday I promise!

Anyway, bit slow today but it is Monday plus I stopped to pick up a massive conker stash I found - now if only conkering was good for calorie burning :)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Did not want to go out but surprised myself

I really didn't want to go out today, I am tired and just wanted to sit on the sofa and read my kindle.  It's still a workday though  - all be it a Friday - so that wasn't an option anyway so I gave myself a stern talking to, reminded myself it's only half an hour of the day and put my trainers on.

I didn't run much though, I just did not have the energy but at least I was out and any exercise is better than no exercise.  About a third of the way round I realised I really wasn't enjoying myself so I turned off my music and just walked.

I changed my route slightly and wandered through the local park. I love autumnal colours and with the sun shining it was just lovely, quieter than when I'm (trying to) pound the streets and I just felt like I could breathe again - not that I was actually having trouble breathing but you know what I mean.

So I actually walked a bit further than normal, burnt off more calories than normal and though my pace was slower than usual, in the end I didn't hate it and I was glad I did go out.
This early on in my fat to fit journey I think that is a very big plus!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

One week in

One week in - I've now been walk / running and blogging a whole week :)

In that time I've covered 12miles in 3hours 40 minutes and burnt 1,325 calories!  So that's a whole days worth of food burnt off.  I haven't been weighing myself as I don't want that to be the aim at the moment - I know if I don't see myself losing weight then I'll think what's the point and I'll just give up.

What I am going to do though is measure myself and if I'm really, really brave I might even post these on here!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

How fast..?!!

Let me start by saying my usual routine was out of the window - I was out later than normal which was actually horrid as the traffic was horrendous and then I realized the local comp had just kicked out so I was also surrounded by gobby teenagers - not the nicest environment when you're already aware of your wobbly bits!

So I expected my stats to look much slower than normal but apparently I did 46 miles per hour..!!!

It takes a while for oxygen levels to normal out in my brain and then I realised that when I untucked my phone from my bra to change tunes, that jigglehad obviously tricked the app into thinking I was pounding the pavement at super speed!   (I never really thought I'd gone that fast, I thought maybe I'd broke the app!)

Let's see if I can get my son to believe I went that fast though - it's not often these days I can do anything to impress him :)

Other than that, my stats were okay.  Little bit slower but not as bad as I thought they were going to be considering I felt like I'd done much more walking than jogging today.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A minute off my usual time

A whole minute faster than yesterday but very slightly shorter route as I couldn't add on the extra few feetI I usually take to make it over 2miles as there were grave diggers in the cemetry I walk/run through.  Not sure why I was so surprised by that as they've got to do it sometime haven't they!  I only wish I could say it made me run faster but that bit of my route is uphill and there is no chance just yet :)

Monday, 23 September 2013

Start of a new week

Same route, overall time about the same but I did get up to 7.52mph at one point today.  I do wonder if I'll ever be able to sustain that for longer than 20 seconds though :)

I'm happy with that - I was absolutely exhausted this morning so really didn't even want to go out but figured I'd best go and at least walk it so I did okay and I feel much better for it which is even better.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Saturday walk/run gave me a headache

So my running guru boss told me I couldn't take the weekend off and she made sense, I need this to be a new lifestyle not just something I do to skip out of work for half an hour a day ;-)

I've done my usual route but with my little running buddy today. It was really hot and I don't think I should have gone out so soon after breakfast as I felt really sluggish.  Lesson learnt for next week.

Still not a bad time though considering...

Friday, 20 September 2013

Picked up speed just a little

Little bit faster today - max speed 6.18mph (I remember when I was first learning to drive and 5mph felt very fast) and I stopped to pick up some conkers :)

I changed the runtastic app I use to walking instead of running which shows a smaller calorie burn but I'm not strictly calorie counting anyway so it doesn't matter (might leave it on running though to make me feel better!!)  

Question now is, do I take the weekend off or do this Saturday and Sunday too?  
Guess I'll find out how I feel tomorrow !!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

New to this

New to all this - new to blogging and getting fit!

Well not quite new to getting fit, I've attempted to make a start to get fit many, many times.  In fact since Feb of this year I've started the NHS Counch to 5k plan 4 times and stopped each time, I've reached week 3 for various reasons - weather, school holidays - really I just wasn't committed enough but now I am...

I hope!

So I have just over 2 years before I'm 40 and by then I'd like to be fit and 4 stone lighter (maybe even more but 4 stone before 40 sounded nicer to my ears !)

More important than the actual weight loss though I'd like to be fit and with that aim in mind I have started walk/running again today.

I'm not going to follow any plan (to begin with at least) I'm simply going to keep walk/running the same route at least 3 times a week with the aim of getting faster each week.  I'll walk when I want and run when I feel able and hopefully soon the running will be happening more than the walking.

So here's my very humble beginning.