التداول السعودي I talked about how since our bathroom floor had recently been retiled, it was now no longer a reliable place to weigh myself – it used to be exact with the Slimming world’s scales. And as a target member, I could no longer see the point in disrupting my Wednesday morning routine to drive out, weigh myself and then come back.
Today I completed week 8 of the C25k running plan, with the knowledge that after my last blog post only this morning, that I had a few Christmas pounds to lose.
افضل موقع توصيات الاسهم السعودية 2013 (My new but muddy Birthday كيفية كسب المال من المنزل في المملكة المتحدة Karrimor تداول السوق running shoes from Sports Direct)
What may interest you is that the healthy range of Slimming World’s BMI chart does not actually match the one of the NHS. When I reached target, I was still unhappy with my wobbly bits, so I have been working my hardest to tone up and maintain optimum weight. The absolute optimum weight according to the NHS is apparently underweight when looking at Slimming World. Although I love the SW plan, I know which one I would prefer to treat as gospel. Here is where SW, an organisation would lose… Not our government institution. I want to be the absolute best I can be.
And so this is why I don’t go to weigh in anymore – I do miss the bigger choice of recipes on their website for members only, but did I use it often? Not at all. They had already taught me how to adapt recipes and I have plenty recipe books.
As some of you may know, my last pound with slimming world took me a month to banish. It was really hard and was sick of forking out a fiver for much longer. And the only way to shift it was to limit my syns to 3-5 a day (short term).
So if I went to weigh in today having gained holiday pounds, then yes, I’d still be in target (2lb under).
Now I do stick to the general lean this and fat free that rules, but when it comes to syns and logging my food, I use a fitbit flex with myfitnesspal. I can now treat myself more than a limiting plan… After all, the nhs do they that slimming world don’t educate the importance of counting calories. And the more I work out, then I can reward myself with a treat. You can’t input what you output with Slimming World. So if you’re a very active person, you could in fact be under eating. An activity tracker is vital for this (endomondo is a brilliant free app for this to integrate with myfitnesspal).
So after feeling better today from a cold I caught this week (and some pity eating to perk myself up), I decided to go for a run with my dog (a tri border collie).
I really felt so much better but when I read what I’m typing, it doesn’t sound good at all, and it wasn’t.
Firstly, this was unplanned. I had to go through 3 pairs of uncharged earphones to realise how unorganised this was and had to opt for wired ones. I hate wires as they’re so easily yanked and can hurt my ears.
Next: my arm strap for my phone.. After a long time searching I had yet again forgot of stashed them in an exercise drawer I had created.
It’s been very frosty and I had over dressed wearing my normal winter thermal running top with my Berghaus short sleeve jacket as a removable extra and gloves. The moment I stepped outside, I realised it was a glorious sunny spring-like day. My pockets were also stuffed with carrier bags in case my dog pooed, and tissues for my runny nose.
At one stage, all of my pocket contents fell out mid-run… I later lost one of my gloves while having to stop to pick up a dog poo and so had to run back to the same spot. Although my new running shoes have good grip for mixrd terrain, the muddy ground still wasn’t easy to run on and so I decided to head back to my usual street route. The muddy ground and having a cold was soon making me quite breathless. More importantly, I had wanted to let my dog off lead near some farmland that also allows walkers but it wasn’t meant to be.
My dog by my side also came at another price. He is a reactive dog when fast cars zoom past. He thinks he can control them by leaping at them. Bearing in mind, I use a lead called the Dogmatic – it is fundamentally a head collar to stop dogs pulling, but when running, I use it like a regular lead around his neck out of fairness and tie the rest around my waist. It’s a pretty good partnership we have going on (when I’m tip top).
And so I think it’s fair to say, with a sore runny nose, now covered in vaseline, that I wasn’t the most patient.
Once we got on to our regular track and NHS Laura informing I was 10 minutes in to the last run of week, my attitude had changed to, “I’ve got this far… I’m finishing it and that’s that!” Yes, I kept a steady pace and realised I couldn’t afford to push myself too hard in this state, but I completed it. However, it is worth noting the the previous week 8 sessions were not a struggle.
And so with an extra 7500 steps on my fitbit, I cooled down on my way home feeling that I had achieved and jumped painstaking obstacles.
I do highly recommend the plan. I’ve never considered myself a runner in the slightest – I’ve never felt able with breathing but I do feel it’s like riding a bike or learning to swim. Once you’ve learnt how, you’ll never forget it.
However, I don’t recommend running with even the sniffles.
And hopefully once recovered I can soon finish week 9, report back and consider the 5 to 10k.