Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I ran yesterday. I'm going to run again today. I'm finding it very hard to stay motivated right now because I feel like I'm going to fail. I keep telling myself that I can't beat the fitness test and I don't know why. Honestly, there should be no reason that I can't pass it.
A very wonderful person on one of the forums I use has sent me his ebook for free because I have been having trouble. It's called "Beat the Beep Test" and it's a great resource. The only problem is that I'm already doing what he recommends for the second last week of the 8 week training program and I can't seem to get to the 6.5 on the test that's required. The only thing I can put it down to is my state of mind. The first time I attempted the test I got a 5.6, and the second time I gave up so much earlier. 4.5 from memory. That's pathetic! Well, I'm going to be thrashing myself over the next 4 weeks to get it done. If I can't beat that test things aren't going to be pretty. So there's no more "I can't do it", there's only "I can and I WILL!".
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I'm back after another couple of weeks of absence. Back because after those two weeks, I've gone up to 71.2kg. I'm extremely disappointed in myself. I've been eating the wrong things knowingly and not exercising anywhere near as much as I should.
I have 3 weeks left, and I can't pass that fitness test the way I am. Today i start a new program. I know I've said that before, but this time I'm serious. I will NOT miss out on the job of my dreams (and the job that will get my poor husband out of the horrific job he's in now!) because I slacked off right at the end. I have to wonder if it's a little bit of cold feet. If I don't pass the fitness test, I can't fail at the job itself can I.
Well, not this time! I'm not going to cut myself off at the ankles because I'm afraid of failing. I'll kick ass, and do it looking good!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I haven't posted for a while or tracked my exercise, but that's because I've been motoring along. I've been trying to increase my time running (at the moment I do HIIT on my treadmill). It's hard work, I tell you what! I'm running at 12.5km per hour, at incline 5 on my tready. I had been doing 30 seconds running, 30 seconds walking for 20 minutes until just recently but I've upped it to 40 seconds running, 30 seconds walking. I nearly got through the whole 20 minutes today but I had to stop in the middle because my body decided that i needed a bio break half way through. I was still almost dead by the end of it though, so I'm hoping that my next run I'll be able to get through the whole thing with no breaks.
I'm starting to get concerned because I really only have a month and a half to get fit enough. I was 5 shuttles off in the beep test the last time I tested about a month ago and that really got me concerned. 5 shuttles off doesn't seem like much, but those 5 shuttles are what will stop me from passing the test. I was really bummed by that and felt like giving up, but instead I changed to the high intensity training. I'm thinking of testing again once I can do 40 on 30 off comfortably and see what happens.
With only 6 weeks to go (6 weeks?! That sounds like so much less time than a month and a half!!!) I really need to step it up and make sure that I put the effort in. I may even start running every day instead of every second day again with breaks every now and then. I'm going to have to really get the boot in and stop mucking around, that's for sure.
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.
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