Sunday, December 12, 2010
Well, I managed to get sick again. Cold, sore throat, feeling blech. But I ran anyway. Aren't I a good little munchkin!
I'm feeling a bit tired now and I suspect that's because of my lack of nutrition. I had a few rice cakes for breakfast and a coffee, and I've had 2 rice cakes with some ham and a couple of biscuits since I ran. I'm just not feeling like eating, I guess it's because I'm sick. I know I need to eat more, I just can't face it. Oh I should mention I've had two coffees too, although that doesn't make much difference heh.
I need to get back into it, I have 2 months to get fit enough to pass my fitness test, which is nowhere near as long as I'd like. I'm much fitter than I was a month ago though so I guess that's something.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Did my pushups and situps today. I'm doing 100 pushups and 200 situps, they're both great programs.
I was hoping that my abs have improved but it seems that they're not much better than they were a week ago. That being said, I only have to do 25 anchored situps. That's easy to pump out, so no dramas there. I'll just keep going with my 5 sets of 20. I'm a bit wary about hurting my back though so I'm not pushing TOO hard.
I've been extremely tired of late and I suspect that it's because I'm not eating enough of the right things and I'm missing out on vitamins that I should be getting. I'm working out more, pushing myself harder and not eating more than I was before. Well, I take that back, I've been eating more calories but they're not particularly GOOD calories. Biscuits and chocolate. That's not exactly a wise move *chuckle*. So I'm increasing my calories to deal with my exercise but not enough vitamins etc.
Sadly when money is tight you don't always get the option of what's nutritious and whilst I'm generally not eating too much junk, I'm still not getting the right range of foods and it's pretty draining.
I need to adjust my spark goals I think, because my calorie counter is still set for weight loss and at the moment I'm happy where I am weight wise. I'd like to loose a little more but as long as I float around 67-68kg I'm pretty happy. And it's hard to convince myself to eat enough when my counter says that I'm on track. Ah well, off I go to fix it up :)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Today's workout was great. When I did it on Saturday it nearly killed me. I was so worn out it was amazing.
Today I did the same routine and even though it wore me out, I recovered fairly quickly and it didn't feel anywhere near as worn out as I did the first time around. On Saturday I was literally pushing myself from a quarter of the way through to not give up. Today there was no chance that I was going to give up because my fitness improved enough to cope with what I was doing.
I just hope that it's enough to get me through an extra level of the beep test when the time comes. Next week I'm going to up my routine to 1 minute of running, 1 minute of rest. Doesn't sound like much, but at an incline of 5 and 12.5km p/h it's a bit full on. I WAS struggling to do 2.4km at 10.5km so I'm hoping that the next time I do try to do a 2.4km it won't take me the 15 minutes that it took last time.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Today I did a workout that broke me. And I had no one pushing me, it was my own momentum that kept me going.
By the end of it, the only thing that kept me moving was the knowledge that if I didn't finish it, I'd hate myself for the rest of the day. At the end of the workout occasionally what I do is lie down on the treadmill mat and recouperate. If I don't have to do that I feel like I haven't gone hard enough.
Well, today I laid down on my back at the end and literally broke into tears. Was I upset? Hells no. I finished a workout that was agonisingly difficult and I wanted to quit half way through. I was glad that I made it through, but I've done workouts that tough before that haven't made the waterworks go off.
To be honest the only thing I can put it down to is the fact that I was proud of the fact that I hadn't given up. I could have, and I ran way past what I thought I was actually capable of.
I know it sounds weak, but the workout I did was running at 12.5km p/h, and incline 5. I'd run for 30 seconds and stop (as in stand on the side guards) for 30 seconds. It doesn't sound like much and I'm sure the uber fit out there are holding their sides to keep the laughter in, but for me it's a huge step up from my 13:33 2.4km run.
I've got so much more work to do, but after today I feel like all may not yet be lost. It will be a tough slog but I KNOW I can do it, especially if I can keep today's effort going. I'll get there :D
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