I’m halfway through my 21 days!!! I am loving this challenge 🙂
It’s been a cool day today. Went out for breakfast and had a very healthy eggs benedict with ham, then came home and just chilled out. Went for an evening walk for an hour and covered 6.44 km. I love being outdoors and look forward to getting my daily dose of fresh air. I don’t really feel like going back to the gym at all, but I think I should as I’ll be able to push myself harder on the cross trainer. (I have to keep my exercise low impact due to an old skiing injury to my knee, so I cannot run for long periods on the hard pavements). Tomorrow I’m going to walk in one of the city centre parks – I think I’ll reward myself with a coffee or a glass of wine.
Diet-wise I’m doing well; though I haven’t logged my calories in a couple of days as the app I’m using seems to struggle when the mobile phone signal is low. It’s been more than a bit frustrating. All in all, I’m doing a good job. Just got to get on with these assignments, from blogging 201.
Determination pays off. I walked a total of 1.5 hours today! Doing well staying well within 30g fat daily but need to increase my fibre.
I completed 55 mins in the morning before work and then 35 mins this evening. I’ve been really busy and found it really difficult to fit the extra time for workouts in, but thank God I was strong enough to do it.
I’m seeing and feeling the difference in my body and shooting for success – a healthier, slimmer body in 21 days.
NB this blog is a bit of a work in progress. I simply HAD to do this 21 day challenge and have literally thrown it up there. I will be updating the existing posts and working on the style of the future posts so everything should begin to make much more sense. Thanks for your patience 🙂
Last night I intended to go on a midnight walk in the city centre, however when I mentioned I was about to leave I was advised not to. It’s Saturday night and although I don’t find my city particularly unsafe, I was reminded that there would be hoards of drunk people. Putting safety first, I agreed it was probably a bad idea.
Instead I woke early this morning and went for a 25 minute walk. I went to Church for a couple of hours ate and then decided to go for a stroll around one of the larger local parks to complete the remaining 1 hour and 35 mins. (Two days combined as I’d decided not to walk at night yesterday). It was a lovely walk and I took lots of pictures along the way – see walking pics – I made two collages of the images from the am and pm walks. I’m finally back home. Prior to my walk I had parked up my only to leave the lights on and ended up with a flat battery. Oops, not clever. I just hope it’s fine tomorrow.
Here are my results Day 1 Weight 8st 9.8lbs Day 7 Weight 8st 9.8lbs No net weight gain, but this is actually way better than the 2-4lbs I was expecting – see Day 6 post for why. I’m really encouraged that I didn’t gain weight due to monthly water retention. Only God knows why this happens to many of us females – I’m sure there’s a good reason. I also took some measurements which are actually very encouraging:
Day 1 Waist: 30 ins Day 7 Waist: 28 ins – 2 inch loss.
Day 1 Hips: 38 + 1/4 ins Day 7 Hips 37.5 ins – 3/4 inch loss.
Day 1 Thighs 20 + 1/4 ins Day 7 Thighs – 21 + 6/8 ins 1 + 5/8 ins gain.
1 Bust 32 ins Day 7 Bust 33 + 1/2 ins 1 + 1/2 inch gain.
As you can see from the results, the weight loss/ gain pattern is consistent with my body being pre-menstrual during my first week. The waist has reduced very well – 2 ins, while the thighs and bust have increased, which is quite normal for me during that week. The greatest surprise is that my hips didn’t increase also – they usually do at this time. Perhaps it’s the toning effect of the walking and the cross trainer?
I’m off to bed now. Early start tomorrow and I want to make sure I’ve got time enough to deal with any problems just in case the car doesn’t start again. Very pleased with my progress!