Where has the last week gone?

I can’t believe that I havent posted to the blog since last Thursday. Where did the week go?

Last weekend was Easter weekend and we did eat out quite a lot and also had a night away at Simons brothers house. I was careful about what I ate but there were a few things which I did consume that maybe I shouldnt have however this always shows on the scales so there is no point in me keeping it a secret.

At the restaurants we ate at I chose my menu selections carefully and mostly had fish or fish meze dishes. At Simons brothers we had Chicken Fajitas for dinner – all the ingredients were home made even the marinade on the chicken. I did however eat a small bowl of sherry trifle for dessert and then consumed some popcorn whilst watching Skyfall on his brothers big cinema screen. The boys ate 2 x mini magnum ice creams each!!! So I felt rather good with myself for saying No.

My running is now up to 28 minutes however I am feeling really fed up with the running and am struggling to motivate myself before a run. Today the run was tough, not only was it very cold and windy but I had a slight pain in my left leg (it might be shin splints but im not sure as never had them before). I did manage to complete the run but I really didn’t enjoy it and was bored!!

The good news is I did loose 1lb at weigh in today, not fantastic but a loss so I am pleased with this. Next week I really want to get a bigger loss and I know what I need to do. Luckily we are not going out this weekend coming so it should be slightly easier to achieve a bigger loss.

I have ordered a Davina DVD and have purchased some small hand weights so I can excercise at home in the evenings. My aim is to do this on most evenings during the week.

My running partner is back from holiday this weekend and I am hoping she will get back into it (she hasn’t been for over 3 weeks), it will be so much nicer to run with someone else for at least one run a week.

Simon has started his triathlon training so we have a little competition going on between the two of us. He is still about 3 weeks behind me on the running plan but I am sure he will soon catch up as I am struggling with mine at the moment. I know I need to go faster but as soon as I up my speed I get really out of breath. I need to find a good interval training app for my ipod so it will tell me when to run fast and when to slow down, then at least I will be getting some guidance. My ultimate would be to join a running club but being a single parent means paying for a babysitter every time I go which will cost a lot of money and also most of the clubs start at 7pm which is Olivia’s bed time and I can’t expect a babysitter to put her to bed twice a week, it’s not fair on the sitter or Olivia.

I am going to persevere with the running as I am determined to get fit and at some point enter a 5K run and even a 10k one.


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