So this week was more on the tough side. Mentally wasn’t in the best spirits and it was a constant struggle to make good choices. When I made choices I regretted I would guilt myself and beat myself up. I ate a number of things that I know I shouldn’t have. So I dedicated this weekend to regrouping, recollecting and centering myself. Back on the train we get! I got all my workouts done and worked very hard in them, just made a few choices I shouldn’t have and also realized how tough my new schedule will be. Juggling this job and school will be tough! Luckily I graduate this spring! 🙂
How did I do this you ask? Well thanks for asking! 😛 When I first started my weight loss I would make daily goals. I am very goal orientated so I wrote down these three for Saturday:
1. Drink at least 3 of my big 40 oz water bottles
2. burn 600 calories minimum on my workout
3. Be kind to myself. Stop being so critical of myself.
All in all, this helped immensely. I reached all these goals and felt so much better. I also got right back into running routine. Had my usual steak, potato and veggie dinner. Drank a cup of tea before bed. Got to bed at a decent hour to wake early.
My 30 km training run went VERY well. I can tell my pace is getting better and overall, I feel SO much better after running 30 km then I used to. I have some tightness in my calves but that’s due to the terrain I ran today. I ran the 30 km in under 3 hours so I am happy with that. Average pace of 5:51/ km.
Next, as promised on my YouTube channel, I will be presenting body composition and body shots every 4 weeks. I warn you now, I am a VERY pasty individual…get them sunglasses ready!!
So last year I used the body composition Tanita machine I was weighed in at 33% Body Fat which surprised me to be honest. For my newer readers/viewers I am 22 years old and I am 5 foot 7. So my healthy range is 21-33% according to the Tanita machine. This time it weighed me at 28.7% which I am happy with but not completely satisfied with. My first goal I want to get to is 22% which would put me around 145 lbs. The machine also took my weight which I will use as my weekly weigh in. I was up from last Sunday as I suspected. Weighed in at 158.4 lbs.
So here we go, here is the first body shot. Eek! (as you guys from YouTube know, I have been nervous to present this but I think it will keep me accountable).
Also, I hit up Running Room yesterday. I have had a few people ask why I do this, but I have a separate pair of shoes I use just for racing. AKA my racing flats. I personally do this because I prefer a very minimalist shoe on race day. I usually wear the Adidas Boston shoes but I find Adidas’s newer models are not fitting my foot as nicely as I would like. So I went with New Balance, which is weird because usually NB is totally wide on me. I have a fairly narrow foot and usually NB is too wide in the toe box for my liking. Here they are though! I love them and they are the lightest pair of shoes I think I have owned (besides my vibram 5 fingers of course).
These babies will be carrying me through my 7th full marathon! I cannot wait to start breaking them in. I will be starting this week. I usually try to get at least 25 km on a shoe before a race at least!
Anyway, this week I am committing to being kind to myself and being the best Jenn I can be! Hope you all have a great week!