Today was a great day, I managed to complete a mile in under 15 minutes! Now that may not sound like much of an achievement but for me in less than 2 months I have gone from not being able to get up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath to running/walking at a sub 15 minute mile. I will continue to follow an execute my plan, and reduce my time week on week whilst increasing my endurance and the number of miles I can complete. I found some great tips for marathon training here, hopefully you will find some good advice :). My weight loss and lifestyle change is becoming more and more noticeable which continues to drive my motivation and determination to achieve the feeling of success!
It was a long day at work, I was up before 6 am again and covered 7 hours on the road, although I spend that time sitting in a vehicle rather than driving for some reason I always feel tired! This may have something to do with trying to cram in as much as possible into my day – home life, work, MBA, training, juicing etc etc however I have decided to also analyse my sleeping patterns to see whether I can improve the overall quality of my rest. I have just downloaded a new app for my iPhone called Smart Alarm. I have only used it once but it was interesting to see my results. The amount of time that I am in a deep sleep is minimal, the longest was a hour and 20 minutes and it took me approximately a hour and half to get to sleep so my actual sleeping time was well short of my 8 hours – this may have something to do with my tiredness! Another reason could be the detoxing and healing my body is going through which mariner2mother mentioned on my post here.
I have 8 more days to complete phase 1, the change in approach is going to keep me motivated to achieve my weight loss and lifestyle change goals 🙂 By changing your routine you are able to keep interested in the overall project, repetition can become boring and it is imperative that you shake things up.