I came across this little quote about weight loss which I think is so true...(Hopefully you can read it)
If you look at me you probably would not even notice but I know that I am feeling so much fitter and stronger even in such a short space of time.
Week 4 is mini milestones week and so I looked back to what I wanted to achieve 4 weeks into the program. My goal was to be able to run 5kms without stopping. Given that the weather has been so shite here (we have just clicked over 9 days straight rain I think!) and that I am more of a treadmill runner than an outdoor runner, Sunday morning I thought I would test my goal! I am SO pleased to say that I did it!!! I set the treadmill at 7.0 which I know is not very fast and I shouldn't call it 'run' but jog, but I didn't change the speed, in fact I changed it up at the end for a big finish, and jogged the entire 5kms! So my goal now will be to try and do it that bit faster next time.
Week 4 also meant that we had to re-do our fitness test and measure. This I was a little more nervous about but it really wasn't that bad. I improved in every area and have lost centimetres off everywhere as well. Not much, but the numbers are certainly heading in the right direction! YAY!
I have gotten into a bit more of a routine with the eating that seems to be working better. I spend an hour or so on a Saturday morning (after a good workout!) sitting down and going through the meal plan set down for us and then altering whatever I need to and chosing recipes from the oodles of recipes in the recipe index to work out my own version of a meal plan. Then I only buy what I need for the next 3 days and then make another trip later in the week. I am making sure I work with what I already have in the fridge/freezer/pantry and select meals that can be reheated or frozen for later use. I am finding that this is saving me so much more food and I guess money as I am not throwing out so much food.
Thanks to everyone who has been commenting on these posts. Your words of support and encouragement mean a lot and I am glad you are reading! Keep 'em coming...
Fingers crossed for weigh in day tomorrow!
Because it's Tuesday of course I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT but also Dear Baby G for a fitness blog