Wednesday, 25 April 2012
My Journey to a New Body! *One Week
The first week was hard. I struggled with the exercises and coming to terms with my own physical limitations. Realising I'm not very fit. The second jog was just as hard as the first although I did feel more energetic. I knocked 1.25 off my time which is not much, still I did run faster.
I realised during my second jog the reason I felt so down after the first jog is my brain overheated. I had a case of joggers stroke (like sun stroke). Even though I was drinking water and had a cold flannel once I got hot I could not cool my body or brain down while I jogged. This fried my brain and left me feeling really washed out and down for a day or two. I soaked my hair in cold water before my second jog and this helped to keep me cool.
None of my stats had change. I had lost 1kg on the 4th day down to 59.7kg then when I checked my stats one week in my stats were exactly the same as they were at the start, except maybe my chest - down by 2cm. That was a bit of a downer. Though it's only week one. I'm confident the results will be good in another 35 days. I can feel the difference in my muscles already. They are coming alive and awakening again. Muscles hold their memory so mine are being reminded how they use to be. It's going to be exciting when they get there.
How did I let myself get this way? I made excuses. I was in a remote place for years where there was no where to exercise aside from walk or join a sports team (sports are not my thing). I got unfit from lack of strenuous movement. Then I got pregnant with my second child and ate like a horse telling myself I would work it off after the baby is born. I went from 48kg to 64kg. I got huge for the first time in my life! I did work a fair bit off by landscaping our back garden, getting back down to 56kg. Had my next baby and never quite recovered. Over the past several years I have been walking or riding 30mins a day my weight has been steadily rising 2kg a year. I was getting to the point where my weight was always gaining and if I didn't stop it soon it could keep going. Riding and walking just weren't working. I needed more.
Physically I've let myself go and I'd always promised myself I would never do that. Seeing Madonna on the music awards inspired me. Madonna has a good 10years on me and she is so fit. I want to be like her at her age, not where I've been heading.
7 days down, 35 to go.