Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The combination of daily morning walks and intermittent fasting is paying off!
It is very slow! 2.5kg in 5 weeks and 0.5 inch of both hip & waist line. I don't like that it is so slow with set backs all the time. I would love my pounds to melt off, but from experience I know thats not how my body works. What counts is that I am not starving and am finally getting over the feeling I have to work out vigorously, while weight is coming off.
Working out vigorously has in the past often caused RA flare-up and with that thrown me back
What I do now is most mornings I go for an early morning walk of 4 - 4.5km. I walk at a good pace doing loops in the estate / suburb I live in. First 2 loops I just walk to warm up my joints properly. Then I do hill sprints of 100m up the slightly steeper hill just to shake things up a bit. It gives me the feeling I am having a proper workout. At the same time my knee does not seem to suffer for it.
I go play golf once a week, which is 9-10km up and down on the golf course. Then I go to the forest once a week for a 10-12km run / walk with about 1/3 run and 2/3 walk. The day after this is my rest day.
For the intermittent fasting I do every 3rd day and start with an early dinner at 5pm. I usually have something light like a fruit salad with nuts and seeds or a small meal with few carbs. Then I stay for 16 hrs only drinking tea or coffee.
The next morning I do my usual walk, then have coffee and that keeps me going until 9am when I have my breakfast.
I realized I need to be careful not to overeat at that breakfast. But it seems to be working and it has paid off.
Am happy! Yes it will take me a couple of months to reach my first big goal of losing 14kg. But I am getting closer to mini goal No. 1 of getting under 90kg. Just 1.6kg to go! I hope to reach it by end of February.