|Latest before and after|
So I'm nearing the end of Week 4. So far I'm still going ok. But yeah: just ok. I haven't been completely strict, and have had the odd extra calorie here, and skipped the odd exercise session there.
But I feel on track, and have had a loss each week, so I think that counts for going 'ok'.
I'd like to ramp it up and be a lot more determined though.
|Preparation: at least I tried|
I was away for 4-5 days of the 7. Two of the days were day trips to Sydney. Being day trips, there was no hotel room service to contend with, so that was a plus. The night before, I packed a plethora of my favourite snacks to keep me in line. I thought each day would be difficult to get out for lunch, so I thought they would keep me going. I also packed two little containers of interesting fruit, one for each day's breakfast, to distract me from wanting the yummy complimentary muffins that I usually can't say no to.
I didn't do too bad...but both days there was catering that I wasn't expecting. It was mainly just wraps, sandwiches and salad, but both days I'd already started filling up on my snacks, so I went over my calories because I was too tempted to stick to just one or the other. (Their catering or my snacks).
|We got shirts! #bootcamptrip|
I also had a special family dinner night and a couple of friends birthday meals out, amidst the travel days. I ended up losing 300g from
|Kale and chicken salad|
impressed with, if I look at what I ate as a whole. I originally thought I had lost 1.2kg so I'm sorry if you read my first Instagram post where I posted this number! I was picturing my previous weeks weight when I did my first (incorrect) calculation. It wasn't until I actually entered my weight into 12WBT that I read and realised it was actually only 300g. I felt a bit blonde and quickly edited my post!
So for the first 4 weeks, I've lost 5kg (exactly!) 5kg is awesome, I know. But I know that I could have put more effort in,
and my measurements weren't very impressive at all. But that's just a personal learning I have for myself. Moreso I'm happy I've lost 5kg and was strong enough to pick myself up and keep going at all.
I have big dreams for the next 4 weeks, I just have to apply myself!
|The smile of a girl who has a working HRM again|
I've worn a HRM on and off for 3 years and know that we shouldn't be reliant on them, and all related reasonings, blah blah blah. I've gone through the ups and downs of these feelings already myself and have had periods where I haven't worn one. But I'm at a stage where not having one was actually demotivating me. I'm at a point where I really want to hit some numbers - I want to monitor my heart rate - know when I'm working hard - be able to tick goals off - push myself.
As soon as I got it in my hands, I have been so much more happy and motivated to train. I looked down while running last week and saw this:
|After I finished: still smiling|
Those bits and pieces were moreso Week 3. Week 4 I've gone ok, but I probably haven't been strict enough. I did all of my boot camp sessions except for yesterday, as I'm a bit sick at the moment and stayed home for the day. So unfortunately that meant no training yesterday and no parkrun today. Forced rest time, which is a good thing as I've been battling big time with my over-committed issue this week. I brought one of my little nieces to one boot camp session, I gave her a little set up to keep her entertained (see photo). The entertainment lasted for maybe 10 min. of the session, but it helped me get some of my workout in. She came on little runs with me in between sets, which she loves. I have high hopes of her becoming a runner one day hehe.
I also lost the contents of my freezer during the week, which SUX. (The freezer door was somehow open for 10 hours). Fortunately I hadn't recently done one of my bigger cook-ups, but I still lost plenty of meals all the same - so upsetting. So a cook-up is on the cards very soon!
Bring on Week 5 onwards, where I hope I can be a little more committed and hit some bigger goals.
Love Kate x
|Boot camp trip|
|Boot camp trip|
|I squeezed in parkrun while away!|
|Boot camp breaky|
|#teammargie boot camp trips <3|