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Working on that hill

Monday, February 20, 2012

Whoops - I missed blogging last week.

This last week hasn't been spectacular - I didn't track a few days, because of events, and I didn't get all the exercise I should have either (actually, I did make my minutes goal, just it wasn't spread out through the week).

But I haven't gained, not beyond my normal patterns anyway, and I'm back on track now. In fact, despite having had pizza for dinner, I'm going to have to go have a (fat-free) snack, as somehow I haven't hit 1200 calories for the day.

On the up side, the tape measure hase been steadily showing smaller measurements over the last week or two, and suddenly trousers that were a borderline fit just a couple of weeks ago are really loose.

In fitness news, the last couple of times I've done squats on the bosu, I've seen skinny thighs peeking back at me from the mirror - I can actually see that they're getting much more toned. I've invested in a smaller pair of running tights, ones with a waist tie, so hopefully they won't keep sliding down my hips like my older ones do! I'm allowed to start trying to run again, in tiny bursts, so I'll get to test them out soon.

I'm also getting better at cycling up my hill. Today I decided to be brave and bike up the road instead of the footpath, which is a) the legal way of doing it, and b) actually easier, because there's not all the extra ups at the edge of everyone's driveways. I did it in 4 sections, I think I could have almost done it in 3 bar traffic at lane-change time. I only took very short breaks too, only about a minute for each of them. I am so looking forward to the day when I make it all the way up the hill. And then I will tackle the drive-way (which is even steeper than the road!).

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention! I've lost pretty much all the 10 kg that I put on over the course of 2 years at my previous job. I've lost between 4 - 5 kilos so far this year, so I'm pretty stoked overall. Now I just have to keep at it. 5 more to go until I have to work out how to maintain it.
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