At the moment it’s about 2 hours earlier than I normally wake up. The dog we are dog-sitting woke us up bright and early. Is this normal? And I think all she wanted was some company. So, we are up drinking our first cup of coffee listening to her snore, because she already went back to sleep and we couldn’t.
I have run a few times on the treadmill this week and it isn’t getting easier. I thought it would be. The air conditioning, despite the fact that its temperature control is set to arctic conditions, can’t prevent me from getting hotter than ever before. I finish a run with sopping wet clothes, which has never happened before. My husband looks like he took a shower in his clothes when he is done running.
I think one of the reasons that interval training on the treadmill is more difficult is because when we run outside I set the stopwatch on my phone to 14 minutes each interval. I’m not looking at the total time I’ve been running/walking. On the treadmill, I’d have to turn it on and off to reset the time so for the first time I’m seeing numbers like 42 minutes, 51 minutes… It is a little daunting. My brain is wrongly telling me that I can’t do this. Chopping up the time into 14-minute chunks is so much more manageable.
In addition to giving all my sweat glands a run for their money, I decided to weigh myself. I was trying to lose 5 kg by July 6th using the myfitnesspal app. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t stick with the app. It got so tedious logging all my food, not that the app makes it difficult. In fact, it’s pretty easy. I just don’t have the patience or sometimes the time. So, this morning I woke up and weighed myself.
I’m pretty pleased with the results. I started out at 113 kg a few months ago. Running and eating better is really benefiting me. It will be a real feat when I see the number on the scale at less than 100 kg. Hopefully, that will happen in the next couple weeks.
What are your weight loss goals?