Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The end of the round

Well I really don't know why I stopped blogging - got to week 5 and was so mad at myself for not reaching my weight loss goals and just stopped writing about it!
Well by Week 8 I finally 'got it' and had a nice big loss after that. My new gym had finally opened and i was really stepping up the exercise. I finally finished the 'Couch to 5 K' program and that was a huge boost mentally regarding my ability.
I started the 'Bridge to 10 K' program on the treadmill and then FINALLY I did my first road running. MrsHethro kindly asked me to join her for a 5 K run one morning and I loved it. Everyone had been telling me that running on the road was SO much harder than the treadmill - well let me tell you they were wrong! I had always run with the tready on a 2% incline, as Mish says to do in her book. That may have really helped. Well no one had told me about the joys of running downhill! - you sure can't do THAT on a treadmill. Also, you have a breeze in your face and something new to look at at every turn! Dah...
I had my brand new Mizuno shoes on from the Athlete's Foot and they were the most comfortable shoes I'd ever worn. Great coming from someone with really hard to fit feet. And the fancy running socks.
Well I did the 5ks with Lisa which was fun and then I ran the 2.5 Ks home after that!!! Blew myself completely away with what I DIDN'T realise I was capable of.
I always thought I was a really slow runner too, but the GPS proved otherwise and I seem to be continually improving in that departement too (even though I only feel like I am an unco plodder).
I did some sprint sessions with Lisa to which are really hard, but I'm sure help the running - I was SORE after them...
Then suddenly I started to look better too. I finally got some positive comments from Lefty that he could really see a difference and people at work started to notice too. Phew - thought it would never happen.
I did only 2 bootcamp sessions (due to work) with some of the Qld. girls and they were great! Lefty joined me for the 2nd one and he was quite sore after (gym junky).
So I only ended up losing 5.5 kgs all up for the whole 12 weeks. I got sick in the last week and just could train to get under 70, but that is just around the corner I know.
The 12wbt training session in the Domain was so much fun and to meet my new Twitter buddies in the flesh was just the best - we all got along so well and I know will remain friends throughout. Having Lefty there to experience the buzz of it all was great too - he now 'gets' it and is happy for me to do the next round (that was a sticking point). Typical of him - he joined in the training session and got in SO many photos. Me? only in the background of a few.
Mish is just like you expect her to be and to hear her yell 'suck it up' was just the best!
Next time I come on here will be to record my 'vision' for what I want to achieve next. @kiwilostinoz has suggested a 'visionboard' which I can't wait to see to pinch some ideas!