Day 4

Hey hey I made it to Day 4 ………

total km 5.44 in 60.09 mins. About 309 cals burnt off my hips ……. And I had to work so hard!!!  18 mins total run on incline 2 ……. Then some power walking on 5 …… In all I felt really satisfied with my workout.

still really hard getting through 2/1 x 7 on 2 incline ……. I mean hard !!! Puffing, panting…… Waddling along !!!! All the time telling myself “you can do this ……you can!!!!”

till tomorrow !!!! Hang in there 😉

2015……. what happened to 2014????

Oh no……. I have just had an email to say someone out there in cyberspace is following my blog….. wow suddenly I am important in this world we call home……  I had so forgotten about this blog……

Well what can I say after reading the few posts I had previously written ……  I was so geared up and ready to hit this weight problem on the head and get so fit that I could run a half marathon…..  I was dreaming to high…… or was I?  Perhaps it was merely a case of “Life happens whilst you are busy making plans”……. well my life did happen……

2013 turned into 2014 and with it plans for the year, which I might add, did include my goals as per my first few blogs …..  I did start on the road to recovery!!!!  February, March, April, May…….. Sydney and not too many runs out on the road……

June……  Italy…… but I must say for the few times I was out running the Suburbs of Sydney’s Eastern Shore….. Heartbreak Hill and all…… stood me in good stead for Italy.  A dream come true……  a lifetime dream come true….. close friends on both Bride and Groom’s side …… so how could dear husband, aka DH, not take me????  Really…… would his life have been worth it….. I would have nagged and nagged and thrown it all up on a daily basis……  but he took me to Italy… 😉

DH resigned himself to a 3 week trip to Italy planned by yours truly…… and might I just brag a little that it was exceptionally well planned and executed……  perhaps I should change my profession?  Think not at this stage…… stick to the running and weigh loss profession…… hehehehe.

We walked Italy for 3 weeks, drank wine every day….. at least 1 bottle, no not each!!!  well maybe on certain days???

As I was saying, drank wine daily, ate Tiramisu at every opportunity, daily, and a Gelato daily…… and guess what…… we got home having lost weight !!!!  Believe it…… it is true ….. all I can say….. proof is in the pudding…..  exercise daily and you can and will lose weight.  Just imagine if I was doing all that walking and watching the calorie intake……  no one would have recognised me on my return….. I would have returned to that “skinny, sexy 23 year old” of yesteryear…… 🙂 🙂

I digress, Italy….. June, Zimbabwe July, August….. I ran on the Treadmill….. even managed to hit a PB …..

September, October, November ….. Sydney….. heat, all our High Holy Days ….. food….. only a few days out on the road with Jeff Galloway telling me ” you are doing great…… get the left brain to manage the right brain….. or is it the right brain to manage the negative left brain? Will listen carefully next time I run and report back……

and run….. you say….. yes….. watch this space I will report on my positive results from the 24th November 2014 ……

off to sleep so I can run tomorrow……. I am in Zimbabwe at present so cannot run the roads…… but I certainly am making excellent use of my TreadMill…… 🙂

Runfatgirlrun60 day 5

Day 5 …….  omg what happened……. I could only manage 2/2 x 7…… 50 mins and 4.35kms……..  and all on 1 incline.  The important lesson was the mental attitude and tenacity it took to complete this……. to even get on the TM…….

and…… Day 1 of new eating habits starts tomorrow…… 02 Jan 2014.  So watch this FatFatty take control of the food intake and the energy expenditure……

I can and will do this….. I have 23 weeks…… 02 Jan 14 to 12 Jun 14……. how much do you think is reasonable to aim for in weight loss?  30kgs is my GOAL. !!!!!!

 

Till Day 6……  hang in there Wendi…… you can do this.!!!!

“You can have a…

“You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be, if you hold that desire with singleness
of purpose.”

–Abraham Lincoln

Ok so I have decided to take my life into my own hands …….  I am 60…… horrors where did it all go????  It was surely just yesterday I was a young, thin, healthy, athletic, sexy, 23 year old with my life ahead of me…… well I cannot be 23 again, but I sure can be thin, healthy, athletic and yes even sexy at sixty….. watch this space.  So I have decided to start a run/walk programme with the aim of waddling, jogging, looking ridiculous but doing a 13.1km race in 2014….. I will find one in Sydney around August, September.

I forgot to mention, I am I guess….. obese….. although I do not see it when I look in the mirror…… opposite of anorexia ……I am stunned and shocked to say I weigh 98kgs at a short 5.6″……..  again horrors…… how did this happen……  5 children later is no excuse.  So not only am I running…. haha waddling but having to change my eating habits too……  I am working on them both.

The running aka waddling, ……  treadmill, music and Jeff Galloway telling me I can do it.

Well I started on the 28 December 2014…….  thank you those women that I used to walk with that stopped inviting me to walk…… you took away my self esteem and confidence for a few weeks and then I realised it is my life and I have to do it for myself and if you do not want to walk with me….. well I will run on the treadmill as in Bulawayo I cannot walk on my own……  like I do in Sydney.  I diverse……  on to the TM I got and walked 5 mins….. already puffing, then I hear a voice say time to run….. 6.9kph ….. so off I go …… by 1 min in I could not breathe but I slowed down to 5.8kph and finished the 2 min running session……  now the walk at 4.9kph for 1 min…… heaven sent…..  long story short I got through a 40 min work out of 14 mins running and the rest walking……..  I felt good but it was torture.

29 Dec…… same story ….. onto the TM ….. this time I did 3.58km also ratio 2/1 ……  omg so hard……  but I will and can do this.

30 Dec….. today…. the day I decided I would start a Blog…… for myself….. and perhaps I will eventually share with my family and those friends that love me for who I am….. unconditionally and with no jealousy or malice…….  yip there are a few….. 🙂

I did 18 mins running today…… incline of 2 I did 7 runs of 2 mins each….. I was so pooped I had to take the incline down and then finished off another 2 runs of 2 mins each.  I warmed up for 12 mins and cooled down properly too……  I managed 4.38km in 49 mins…… 11.13 min per km……  I need to get this down to around 8mins per km….. well maybe by September…..

watch this space…… until tomorrow….. hang in there ZimbogirlRunning aka runfatgirlrun60