Fridays With Fairytales and Fitness
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What I said in January
I find June a great time to look back on what I said I would do this year vs. what I’ve done so far. I’ve done a bit of a review and I know already that I need to “reset” in some areas. Food and weight being the main topic…
Break all PR’s this year:
While I did my very best for 5K and 10K distances, I had to already change this goal for the rest of the distances due to surgery. Because I’ve only been running for a couple of weeks now, I do not think any other PR’s will happen, unless of course I’m able to run the Half and the Marathon with no walking breaks. Time will tell!
Word of the Year: Choice or Choose
This one I’m definitely resetting as I haven’t exactly been making the best nutrition choices since my surgery. Old habits and comfort eating die hard and I think even if I were to go into therapy I still would have not been able to find other ways to solve my “issues”. So basically as of 1 June have been refocusing on nutrition and weight loss. I’ve gained 4KG (almost 9lbs) since my surgery and although it’s nothing much, it means I’m actually 7 – 9KG over my marathon race weight.
Try something new at the gym
Officially not at the gym, but I have (as most of you know) been doing Pilates since end of January. There are two classes at the new gym I want to try before the end of the month.
Learn/ Practice Yoga
I think this is officially not going to happen since I’m busy enough as it is with everything else plus Pilates.
Use Stairs at home
With the exception of a couple of weeks during surgery recovery and coming back from a trip with too much stuff to carry upstairs, I have been consistently taking the stairs at home. Sometimes it’s even several times a day. Probably not a big deal but after a hard run or gym session, I really have no desire to go up 4 flights of stairs, but I do it anyway.
No Junk at work
I managed this too up until a few weeks ago when I lost it somehow on some sweets in the jar that are a particular favorite. This has been reset since last week
Fasted cardio 2-3 times a week
Also a reset and maybe renaming it to “am activity”. I’ve been working on my PT exercises at home but not consistently. So I’ve planned in a few AM sessions for this month.
This is not really the outcome that I would have wanted to post in June, had I never had surgery but it is what it is. I would love to stop hassling about my weight and calories in and out but this is also what it is! If I don’t keep track and stay on the right path pretty much all the time, I gain weight. I suppose if you’ve never really had a weight problem, it’s hard to understand why a person who seemingly is fit and healthy (and not even seemingly, I know that I am…) is concerned about their weight all the time. I suppose if you’ve never passed the “overweight” category into “obese” (or further) then it’s hard to understand why others seem to be obsessed by their weight. It’s a slippery slope, friends, I have been where I want to be now and had it all come crashing down around me and have never seen that goal weight again in my adult life. Don’t get me wrong. I am happy with who I am and what I am capable of. But I also know where I have been. And where I’ve been was the wrong side of 100KG / 220 lbs. If I can gain 4KG in 2 months, imagine how I could let it all go and gain 20KG more in a year’s time. Hence the reset. Marathon training starts officially on the 24th of June and I’d like to see 2KG gone by then.
Time to get back to work!
Have you had a review of your year so far? How are you doing on the goals you set for yourself?