Today I feel so good I have nothing but feel good hormones rushing through my veins! Each year since 2015 I weigh myself on the 1st of June just to see if my weight has made any drastic change over the year. I can safely say that in 3 straight years I have managed to maintain the same weight range. Amazing how I am the exact same weight I was a year ago…
This year I have a plan for winter and I came up with a Winter Challenge that will be sure to keep the weight off. Everyone is invited to take part it will be a lot of fun and you don’t want to miss out on this. Today I took a before picture to use against my after picture once the 60 Day Challenge is complete. I can’t believe my abs are disappearing before my eyes, I blame the white wine! You can read the post I wrote last year same time below and get to see how far I have come on my health and fitness journey. Those taking part in the challenge, good luck, it is NOT going to be easy.
1 June 2017: Weight 74.3kgs
1 June 2016: Weight 74.3kgs
1 June 2015 : Weight 74.9kgs
Hello and good morning. It’s a beautiful Wednesday and today I got off the scale with a huge smile on my face. Can you believe that I have managed to maintain the same weight range in the space of a year. I was actually surprised myself because given that I haven’t been running as often as I used to I would have thought I would have gained weight. After posting this question on Twitter
#Fitness experts have to help me with this one. I’m losing weight each week but I don’t run as much as I used to. What am I doing right?
That said, it’s winter this part of the world and getting up in the morning to go for my run is becoming a lot harder. I have been setting my alarm for 5:15am for the past two weeks and I have lounged in bed for an extra 15 minutes and then sometimes I have even decided to not go running at all because my bed will be warm and comfortable.
However, this week I have come up with a new strategy. Instead of torturing myself by waking up early and actually not clocking in any runs I now just wake up when my internal cooperates. Say today for example; I woke up at 6:15am. I didn’t have time to even think about whether I felt like running or not. I jumped out of bed, wore my running gear and left the house in a flash because time was not on my side but my run still had to be completed. See, I can safely say that in winter I can work best under pressure because this alarm thing is certainly not working out.
I am also watching what I eat. Thanks to this miserable weather I am feeling hungry most times and I told myself that if I don’t eat right and mind my portions I might end up gaining all the weight I have worked so hard on losing. I am having fruits, vegetables, meat (minus beef I am not a fan of it AT ALL) extra small starch portions and drinking room temperature water because I simply can’t stomach cold water right now!
If you’re a runner what winter tips and tricks do you have that you have tried and tested?