Thursday, October 17, 2013
...I will start with being negative - my weight loss is not progressing as it should. Immedeately my innner voice starts telling me that I am probably cheating and not tracking as I should...until I start to study my numbers more closely. I am nerding a lot about this and track my food and my exercise in detail - and as I get a rewarding difference every day I should be losing. But it seems that most of that difference comes from exercising, if I take away the calories I get from exercising it´s not that much of a difference and it does explain that the weightloss seems slow this week.
But - non-scale-victories was the subject: When I started exercisin after midsummer I could not swim long or fast without getting severe cramps in my legs. I could do 30 minutes if I did not press myself.
When the cramps come I have to slow down and "walk" in the water for a while.
Yesterday I swam for 60 minutes and the cramps started to announce themselves at 55 - but I could handle it and could finish without changing swimstyle.
I still can´t swim faster but I don´t care. It will come if I keep on working.
Walking - I have walked the whole track – 2,5 km - in a row without getting severe pains in my feet afterwards. As I have about 800 meters before I get to the track it is 3,7 km alltogether, great progress! Any year now I will start to run....