Reflections on the 5% challenge
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
The million dollar question is always: did I lose 5%? The answer? No. Looking at the weight tracking I can possibly say I lost 2.5%, though, and I think, if I can continue the way I am, the scale could be working it's way back down very, very slowly.
I managed to build my running routine up to 10km. And I'm gradually increasing my long run to 10 miles, now. My step count is around the 10000 mark most days, and yoga was doing really well until our move into the new house.
I'm not comfortable in the new house, yet, and I think that may be why yoga is not coming naturally. Yoga brings awareness and I'm possibly not ready to fully acknowledge the more negative emotions that have come with the move - missing my friends, the familiarity of our old house, and then some disappointments I have with this space. Don't get me wrong - there are a lot of positives, which I do acknowledge. But there is a sadness, too.
My willingness to eat within my calorie range is increasing, especially as I look at my work clothes and realise that I don't feel quite right in them. Also, though, I have not worn many of these work clothes in 6 years! So, there's a huge acknowledgement that I am not the person I was 6 years ago. But, with the running, my body has taken on a more toned look again, and that has improved my confidence.
So many blogs have been about my calorie counting. I'm getting bored of myself!! I count my calories and I have arrived at the boards and the challenges. I'm saying no to snacks with my coffee break. I'm getting there.