Thursday, 4 April 2013

Run Things Run Day

  1. I had my meeting with my personal training friend, R, yesterday.  We went for a run along the seafront in Brighton - 2 mins on, 1 min off x 5; 1 min on, 1 min off x 5 - it was tough, and cold which left me coughing for about half an hour afterwards.  We then spent an hour and a half chatting, I told her about my band, I admitted and wrote down my binges and all the awful eating of the last few months.  I felt really emotional but, for the first time in a while, hopeful.  She was really caring and helpful.
  2. We decided to focus on non-food related behaviour changes to start with to give me a chance it success to begin with (food being my biggest obstacle).  So the changes that we worked on:
  3. Get up at the same time each day.  I'm not a morning person and my time is very flexible, so I've decided to set my alarm for 9am every day and do my best not to go back to sleep.  Don't judge for the late alarm.  I always feel like shit when I wake up to an alarm, I'd LOVE to naturally wake up by 8am every day perhaps.  
  4. Also - for at least 30 mins before bed, to switch off the TV, computer, stop studying and just relax, read a magazine, chill.
  5. Every Sunday night I've got to take my resting heart rate and send it to her.  I guess as my cardiovascular health goes up, that number should get better.
  6. And in preparation for my 5k in June, I've chosen to run 4 days a week.  I'd rather do more days rather than fewer so it becomes more of a daily habit.  I was achy after running yesterday, but I went for another run today as planned.  Initially I was going to do the same program as yesterday but I didn't want to be looking at my watch every couple of minutes.  Instead I downloaded C25K and did Week 2, Day 1.  I did fine and I was really glad I did it (outside even though there were flakes of snow falling from the sky!) but it was less than planned.  Next run (planned for Saturday), I'm going to do Week 3, Day 1. 
  7. Got my second driving lesson tomorrow!  Excited and nervous.
  8. I'm still really struggling with my eating and I'm very upset about the gained weight I can see on my body.  But I'm starting to take steps towards a healthier life at least.
  9.  This is me after my run before my shower.
  10. I'm reading and following lots of new blogs, hi everyone xxx


  1. First of jealous that you can look that beautiful right after a run! I am also a late sleeper. Of course I have to use an alarm through the school year (I get up at 5:30am), but you better believe in the summer that my alarm clock is in the closet and I do good to drag myself out of the bed by 10.

  2. You look gorgeous! Glad you are feeling better.

  3. I noticed that you're now following me so I decided to stop by and follow you. I'm always thrilled to meet new bloggy pals...all of the people I've met here have been so unbelievably helpful for a newly banded blogger like myself.

    What a beautiful pic!! And post-run, too... It's hard to admit, even to yourself, that you haven't been doing absolutely all the right things, but getting it all out there usually seems to help, and it's never too late to decide to try harder!

    Looking forward to getting to know you better! :)

  4. Great picture! You look fantastic!