Can't believe I'm gonna be 25 in 8 weeks! That's madnesssss! I'm pretty excited though. But I have a LOT to do by then. I promised myself last new year that I was gonna be looking and feeling the best I ever have by this birthday, and I don't plan to let myself down. I've spent half this year trying, and half this year not trying. I feel like I'm in the same place I was 9 months ago, which is terrible. But I'm on it now, and I'm loving every minute of it...so in 8 weeks I WILL be look sexy-licious, I WILL have my photo shoot, and I WILL feel damn good about myself.
So, update on the past week. Yesterday I completed Day 4 out of 15 of the 5k trick or trot (or whatever the challenge is called!). It was 35 mins, 1 min walk, 4 mins jog times 7. I managed to do 3.27 miles in that time, although my average pace was slower than the run last Friday. But that's ok. It was really hard, and I just wanted to get through the time. The speed will come later. And to be honest, I'm completely outdoing my expectations anyway...even with the walking intervals I'm managing to do the 5K in the time slot. My goal of 5K full run in 30 minutes seems totally do-able now. My brother reckons I should make my goal 5K in 20 minutes! I was like WOAHHHHH there! Let's not get ahead of ourselves! Maybe one day! (Like, 5 years!)
Working out has been really good the past week. I feel like I've done tons this weekend. A couple of hours badminton and an hour in the gym on Saturday, and then my run on Sunday. Today I had a day off work (well, I skived off work cos I got home soooo late last night i.e. early hours of this morning that I just couldn't face it! I'm so bad!) so I went to the gym for an hour this afternoon and I've got my first 'adult improver' swimming lesson at 7.30! Eeeeek! I'm excited and scared at the same time. That should be fun though.
Last night my friend Gemma had a house warming. Haven't seen her and the rest of the gang for a few months now so it was soooo nice catching up with them all. Gemma has been struggling with her weight the past couple of years (she said she used to be 9.5 stone, and it slowly crept up to 12.5 stone). But she's been doing Slimming World for the last 2 and a half months and she's lost just over a stone and a half! She looked realllllly good. I was kinda jealous. Two of my other friends, Leanne and Carmel, were talking about wanting to lose weight on the drive up there, and when Gemma told them what she had done, Carmel decided she's gonna join Slimming World too, and Leanne wants to start swimming. Which is great. For me though, those kinda diets just don't work. I actually LIKE eating food. I'm not knocking it at all, I mean each to their own, but the shakes and soups and all that just doesn't do it for me. Sure, I'd probably lose weight, but I'm not gonna be on soups and shakes for the rest of my life so what's the point (I didn't say any of this to the girls last night, obvs!). But anyway, it's our friends birthday on October 23rd so we'll all def be getting together again, so me, Carmel and Leanne have made a pact to lose at least 7 pounds by then. Totally do-able.
Ok, I'm outta here. Wanna do some cleaning before swimming tonight. And maybe have a cheeky little nap too!