I have been wanting to do a check in for a while but haven't really had time.
Saturday's are a great day for me, so I thought I would use my bit of chill time to update.
Paul goes to do 1 client at 7am so generally I'm up at 6.30 - 6.40am, I normally just chill, have my white tea whilst on the laptop just flicking on the web, blogs etc.
Then about 7.45am I start to get the kids breakfasts ready, get Bryce up, help Mads get ready etc, Paul is back about 8am, then I can get ready properly to go to teach one of my favourite classes (I keep saying that but really all my Bodyattacks are my Favourites!!) at my own club - Subiaco, 9.30am Bodyattack.
Also this morning we set alarms a little earlier to do my skinfolds and measurements.
I have only been weighing on the scales and I haven't had skinfolds taken since my start point skinfolds when I brought some serious focus to my training and nutrition 8 weeks ago.
So eight weeks has passed, Eight weeks ago I started running training to head towards my goal of running the Perth Marathon in June, you can see the distances I have covered per week in my sidebar and taught my usual classes.
Eight weeks ago I started to log my food again, calories in, calories out, eating a protien at every meal, coming from, fish, chicken, beef, WPI if needed. Carbs generally at each meal in a small portion generally coming from carbs that are listed for my metabolic type.
I have had at least one meal per weekend that is relaxed, maybe a meal out, last weekend we had thai, one weekend we went to my fav cafe and I had pancakes, I had Bryce's Birthday in there and enjoyed some cake, I had my work trip to Sydney etc.
My stats are showing results from living my life in a balanced way, still able to indulge (and savour) in a few things I enjoy, there is not a moment I have struggled (apart from when I have PMT!!) not a moment I have beaten myself up, not a moment I have binged uncontrollably like I used to.
Skin folds - Dropped 41mm
Weight - 6.7kg loss (9kg from heaviest weight at Christmas)
I had a sticky point on the scales a few weeks back, they were just playing me, I felt tired and
was getting a little over it.
A turning point came when I had a long run scheduled - 16.09km, I had to teach in the morning so not one for excuses anymore, particularly the weather, I proceeded to run the 16.09km in the midday heat of 33 degrees!!
I made it......just and almost collapsed when I got back, Paul wondered what was going on when I walked in the back door and sprawled out on the kitchen floor!!
Anyway, that was a very tough mental run and the enjoyment factor was ZERO. At that point I decided I would not be doing the FULL marathon and would bring my focus to the HALF marathon due to the fact I want to remain in a positive place and place of enjoyment for what i do.
Also had a chat with Paul and we decided i was probably over training, what with running, classes, working etc etc.
So I had re-assess, re-tracked my training, got some more sleep and voila the scales have been playing ball ever since, I was rewarded with a kilo drop after about 4-5 days of pulling back and again this week.
My headspace is at a good place right now and it is great to be doing this just because, not because I'm competing, not because I feel I should.
If I do decide to compete it will be a real different feel coming from where i am now than previous times.
The place I want to sit all year, every year, is about 4kg above a weight/size I would like to compete at. My first comp I lost 15kg to get there and 2nd comp I had 20kg to lose!! to get there so you can see what a different experience prep would be trying to only drop 4kg!! BLISS!!!
As for my goals, I am still pursuing the Half marathon but have some other stuff going on that really excites me so if they come to the fore I may hold off on the half marathon to be able to give 110% to the other.
Talking of goals, TRUDS - if you come up with anything that needs a partner to be accountable to or something that will push us both etc give me a shout I'm always up for a extra challenge.
Anyways, this has taken way more than my chill time and I have to get ready to ATTACK!!!! YEEEEEEEEEAAAHHHHH, BRING IT!!
Have a great weekend all
PS - PERTH PEOPLE - if anyone wants to come to an Bodyattack class or Bodybalance, give me a comment and I can organise for you to come to the Subiaco club, we have 2 hours free parking available, would love to see you.