Monday, 9 February 2015

Monday Motivation Week 5

Monday Monday! It's like Groundhog Day isn't it?! The weekends are just too short! For me the "fear" and that feeling of dread, sets in on a Sunday evening, knowing that I have work in the morning. I know that I'm not alone in my thinking though! Lately I think that I'm begining to dread Mondays because it's "Results" day but at on the other hand I've been doing so well that I shouldn't dread it. It's the fear of the unknown I suppose!!!

My Results & Stats

Enough rambling from me now and let's have a look at my results for this week. Once again the target that I set for myself was to lose 2lbs and I'm delighted to say that I did it! 

In total I am down 10lbs, since I started on the 12th of January, and it's the first week that I have recieved compliments as a direct result of my weight loss. A number of people commented on how well I was looking so naturally I was thrilled! It gave me such a boost and gave me the drive to keep going.

So here is how I have done this week:
Weight - 12 stone 4lbs
Height - 5ft 7
BMI - 27 (Down from 27.3 last week)
Thighs - 26.5 - lost 0inches.  
Bottom - 45 -  lost 0 inches
Hips - 42 lost 0 inches
Waist - 40.5 lost 0 inches
Chest - 38 lost 0 inches
Arms - 13 lost 0 inches

So even though I've lost the 2lbs, my inch loss is 0. This is disappointing but I know that I'm still doing well. Next week there will, hopefully, be more inches lost. I'm going to stick to the plan as much as possible and that should bring results!

Food Plan

This week the food plan is very similar to last week, white meat only, with salads, eggs, fruit and veg. It's actually quite easy to manage because I'm allowed 1 cheat meal so I generally keep that for the weekend and it's such a treat. I find that I appreciate meals like fajitas, lasagne, shepards pie etc, more when I dont indulge as much!

Now that the Run Clare Series has begun I am focusing hard on my running training. I run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I like to run for approx 30 mins on Tuesday, do my interval training on Thursday and keep my longer run for Saturday. Last Saturday I ran the Killagholehane Way from the Broadford-Ashford walking Trails. This is a lovely scenic 6K run/walk and I ran the full thing in 40mins, which I was delighted about!

The exercise plan for this week is similar to the last few weeks, 20 minute intensive routine 5 days this week along with running training 3 days. I'm also hoping to plan a hill climb at the weekend on one of the local walking trails.
My Short Term Goals – Week 5 
So as I mentioned in last weeks Post I tend to hit my "wall" quite early when I'm out for a run. One of my goals was to work on this so I will keep working on this. On Saturday's run I hit my wall around the 2.5K mark so I just turned up the volume on my headphones and pushed on! I tried not to think about stopping, instead running to the beat of the music. I am happy to report that it worked for me! 
So here are my short term goals for this week:
Run the 5 mile ring without stopping!
Lose 2lbs

My training partner Eimear has been following the Operation Transformation plan. Click on the link to see how she is getting on: Chirps From A Little Red Hen.

Until the next time, always remember to be: 

Dee-Termined To Glam & Glow

Dee x