Gosh what a snarky week! I survived a wicked cold/flu thingy just to be hit with a bout of some severe gastrointestinal distress. Jeez Louise! I am still fired up though - before I got taken down on Tuesday with all this crud, I weighed in to discover that the weight loss thing was happening again! And maybe it doesn't really "count" because I didn't get to exercise this week, but I've lost another kg. This puts me at my half-way mark for fat loss! I really want to believe that this week's loss was my revved-up metabolism continuing its good work, even though physical activity was at a minimum all week long. Whatever the reason, I'll take the weight loss!
This week I kept drinking tons of water, and made sure I averaged about 1100-1200 cals per day, even while sick, until yesterday, when the stomach bug came a-knockin' (I think it was from something I ate) and I had to back off to about 800-900 fiber-free cals. Have been eating bananas (yum), white rice (yuck), and saltines (double yuck) all day. Ay yay yay, how I miss my clean whole foods, even after just one day!!
Tomorrow I'm going to run - whether it kills me or not - with my best buddy. He bought me new Nike's last week - is he a pal or WHAT!! I can't wait to sweat like I mean it again!!
This is my new gift:
Also, I'm going to post some progress pics on my page soon. I really want to believe that there is some visible difference after two months! Maybe it's just wishful thinking though... The important thing is that I feel AWESOME!! And over the last two months that I've been on SP, I've actually started paying more attention to how I feel instead of placing all my money on how I look. Surely, with patience and determination, the physical changes will all happen too, right?
I can definitely tell that I'm getting stronger, and that my cardio endurance has drastically improved. When I started at the beginning of April, ten minutes of moderate cardio felt like running through a pool of molasses with a cinderblock attached to my legs. Now, I'm all over HIIT like bees on honey, and running for 45 - 60 minutes seems almost like a cakewalk! My resting heartrate is 50, can you believe it?! Yes! I couldn't believe it either, but I took it every single morning for a month, and it is 50 beats per minute.
On Wednesday, I'll celebrate 100 days since I quit smoking. Nasty, nastier, NASTIEST habit, and I will cut off all my fingers before I EVER pick up a cigarette again. Period.
So, even though this week was a wash-out in terms of exercise, LIFE CONTINUES TO BE AWESOME!!! And I can't wait to get back in the saddle again tomorrow!!
Thanks all you wonderful SP buddies - thanks for such inspiration and awesomeness! And thanks to all of you who sent get-well wishes! That was gold!! This journey wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you all!!