Hi all! Firstly, I’m sorry I didn’t update again before Christmas when I said I was going to! I really meant to post another update but I got swept up in wrapping presents and preparing for the season!
Happy 2020! I hope you all had a great Christmas and that you’re getting back on track after hopefully enjoying festive food treats! I certainly did. I had A LOT of chocolate, every day for about a week!
However, I did get in another gym session before Christmas on the 23rd, and I went to the gym on the 27th and did a weigh-in:
So basically I gained a pound over Christmas, which isn’t too bad and could have been much worse! Also, I am still under 40% body fat which I’m very happy about as I started at 48%! Unbelievable, right?!
I also went to the gym on New Year’s Eve and today! Some happy news; I am now on week 9 of Couch to 5k! This means that I am walking for 5 minutes and then running for 30 minutes, non-stop! I am very proud of that. I have never run that long before. However, the furthest I have gone so far in that time is 2.3 miles. It needs to be 3.2 to hit the 5k.
Also, I did bosu ball slow burpees, 2 sets of 5, for the first time in months! My trainer started me doing these. You basically do a burpee, one leg out followed by the other, holding on to the ball, and then lift it up when you stand up. I was absolutely terrified of this when I started personal training. I had very little balance. However, I am now more confident with it, I actually love the things, and I’m hoping to do the proper jumping burpees with it soon! This exercise targets your abs as well as your arms. What’s not to like?!
Back personal training again on Saturday which I am looking forward to. I will also do a weigh-in then. I am really hoping I shifted that pound and more. My eating still isn’t great but I’m not scoffing chocolate anymore.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to lose at least 2.5 stone this year, to get down to 9 and a half stone, which would put me just in the healthy range for my weight. Ideally I would like to do this by my birthday in May, but I’m going to try not to put too much pressure on myself. I’m hoping to try lots of new recipes this year and eat lots of healthy food!
Wishing you all a very happy and successful New Year 🙂