Today I’ve been thinking a lot about why I started this journey and how grateful I am that I did. Previous to my decision to get healthy, I was stuck in a vicious cycle of under-eating and obsessively weighing myself and if it wasn’t for this blog/journey I could foresee that continuing for years down the line. However, I decided that enough was enough. I was miserable, ruining my relationship and causing my family to worry. I made a conscious decision to ditch my unhealthy habits in favour of this challenge and I’m now well underway in changing my life. I’m eating a lot more (good stuff), working out and enjoying each step in the process. I’m now no longer motivated by losing weight, but rather by the way my body is changing and becoming stronger every week! I feel great for it and if I can inspire even just one person to make a small change for their health I’ll be over the moon.
I worked out hard this morning and introduced inclines into my running for the first time. I managed to run 7km with 2km at a 2.0 incline. I was feeling super motivated after reading Bear Grylls’ autobiography on the bus on the way to the gym. The chapter I managed to read detailed his experience throughout the SAS selection process; and WOW it sounds brutal. My entire run; when it got hard I just kept thinking to myself, ‘If Bear can run 20 miles with 50lbs strapped to his back in torrential rain, you can run another kilometer.’ And sometimes all it takes is to put things in perspective like that and it’s a great way to push yourself to your limits. If you’re looking for motivation, I 100% recommend this book I find that when I’m nearing what I believe to be my physical limit, it takes a little mental strength and I’m able to push past the barrier.
My intake for today has been:
- Gala Apple (it was soft and super disappointing)
- Nutrigrain Granola Bar
- Chicken and Couscous (double my normal portion)
- Chicken w/ Fajita Seasoning
I’m super excited to have the leftovers from dinner for my lunch at work tomorrow. I’ll be continuing to add incline to my runs over the coming weeks so I’m in for a true ‘Humpday’ tomorrow!
It’s time for some shuteye.