Let’s start with the good things this week. I lost another 2 kgs! I discovered the acai bowl and ate some amazing food. I exercised every day. I planned a rest day but it just didn’t happen. I even managed to run 10km which I thought was out of my current fitness capacity. I got back on a bike and did some hill repeats in beautiful Rose Bay with the ocean and the Harbour Bridge and Opera House as a backdrop.
I have 2 new goals in mind –
Coogee Island Challenge – 9th April
Sydney Half Marathon – 21st May
However, I had thoughts about giving up wine for lent. Until I get a job over here I have to be careful with money. So being careful with money + being careful with health = give up alcohol, right??
Wrong. The moment I decided I would give up wine for lent, I ended up drinking way, way more of it than I ever normally would. In fact I had a night out and a night in completely wine fuelled. Friday night, I was so busy sipping wine that I forgot to eat dinner completely. It was so fun and so worth it…..but admittedly NOT great for my 100 healthy days.
I have always said I am an ordinary girl and do ordinary things like drink too much on occasion. It’s just a case of being honest with myself. I have always been an advocate of 80/20 and everything in moderation. Nobody can be perfect all the time and sustain it. Everyone needs their treats and their cheats. I have dabbled in experiments like sugar-free January and months without alcohol. However, sometimes banning yourself from something completely only makes you think about the fact that you can’t have it.
So I am spending 100 days trying to be as healthy as possible whilst also being reflective and honest. I am trying to lose weight, get fit, get strong, set goals. I don’t need to give anything up for lent to achieve what I have in mind.
I am happy with the weight loss but expect it to possibly plateau this week. With swimming, running and cycling but specifically weight training, my muscle mass will be increasing as my body fat is decreasing. The scales may not reflect the way my body looks and feels. So I am preparing myself for next week’s results and may have to include a body comparison alongside my actual weight.