So Week 9 was a wash out so I decided, last week, to fast 3 times.
I must admit that it was not easy at all but I did it! When I weighed in on Saturday I was 203.2lbs which is the same as I was 2 weeks previous. That means that I managed to maintain my weight. I’m really happy about this.
This week is Week 11 but I’m only going to fast once. I’ve got a lot on this week, including going to the cinema at least twice, meeting a world famous author and having a 5 day weekend (thank Her Majesty for bank holidays!)
Also thought I’d let you know of something I did a couple of weeks ago. My friend, Tom, from work is a police officer. He’s been one now for almost 30 years. That means that this year he will be officially retiring as a police officer (although probably continuing to work as something else). He also received a very prestigious award this year AND turned 50 last year. To celebrate he decided to hold a charity testimonial football (soccer for you non-Brits) match at his favourite football teams ground, Charlton Athletic’s The Valley.
On the day, we managed to raise almost £2000 for various charities and have a hell of a lot of fun in the process!!
Have a great week everyone!
So then, Intermittent Fasting Week 9, huh? Yeeeeah… It didn’t happen. For the first time since I started this over w months ago I have had a week without a fast. To be completely honest, I just haven’t felt up for it. I’ve been feeling really tired and a little ill this week so I thought I’d give it a miss.
The book says that as this is a way of life and not a “diet” per say it should be flexible the way we have to be in the real world. This week I’ve tested that flexibility so next week I’m going the other way; three fast days. I’ve ready decided that Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be my fast days next week.
I’m aiming to be around the 190lbs mark by my birthday in a little over six weeks. I’ll be 30 and I want to be in the great shape by then. This is however on only the secondary milestone I have. I’m also getting married in August next year and I’m aiming to be in the shape of my life. This obviously isn’t just about those two milestones. This is about being fit and healthy for life.
Until next time…
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Today me and two of my friends ran the Peckham Rye Park 10k Fun Run. The weather was great, the temperature was perfect and the going was good. I ran with my friend Lucy and we finished in 1hr02mins. My other friend finished in 53mins.
An awesome day topped by losing 1.4lbs for the week!
So yeah, I may have done something pretty stupid. I’ve entered the ballot for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be running it.
The way it works is that you enter the ballot and in October you find out if you have a place. There are guaranteed ways to get places such as being an elite athlete (which I’m most certainly not) and running for a charity. I decided not to go for a direct charity place because it puts lots more pressure onto what is already a pretty high pressure event. What I think I’ll do is if I get a ballot place, I’ll then contact a charity and offer to raise some money for them. This way the charity can’t impose their targets on you.
I suppose this is yet another goal for me to achieve and I’ll already be in good shape with having a half marathon to run in October. It just means increasing the distance on my training runs.
But for now, this is fast day 1 of week 8 of 5:2 intermittent fasting. I’ll update you later in the week with how I got on.
I did my two days fasting this week and I’ve lost another 2lbs! I’m down to 204.6lbs in total and I’m slowly creeping up on the hallowed sub 200lbs I’ve been searching for for so long.
I’ve been quite good this week though (apart from a trip to a REALLY nice restaurant on Wednesday). I’ve been to the gym twice and running once.
At the gym I’ve been focusing on strength training. I’ve been working on bench press, dead lifts and squats. Big muscle moves which are bound to help me lose some of this horrible fat.
My running training is still aimed (in the long run) at my half marathon in October but next Saturday I have a 10km “fun run” which I’m using as a judge of my current ability. After that my next race is a 3km in July following quickly by a 10km and a 5 mile run. The 10km and the 5 miler I’m really looking forward too.
The 10km is the British 10km London Run. This runs right through the centre of London, starting at Picadilly and finishing on Whitehall. Excited isn’t even the word.
The 5 miler is the National Lottery Anniversary Run. This is a run around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and finishes on the track in the Olympic stadium! I NEVER thought I would EVER run in a proper athletics stadium let alone the London OLYMPIC stadium!!
Great times ahead.
THE FAST CONTINUES…
Well, it’s been quite a week!
On Friday (last week) me and my other half went ring shopping at Bluewater. We got engaged last June but I was only able to give her a token ring at the time. The time had come to get her a real shiny one.
We also went for brunch with her sister at Giraffe which was awesome. Mmmm huevos rancheros. I was paying so they had to do something to pay me back. I got them to do something to entertain me.
I had a trip to see friends and family in Birmingham last week, including a night out on the town with lots of amazing cocktails.
I went to see one of my favourite bands perform their first ever “unplugged” gig. Skunk Anansie are amazing live. My seats were 5 rows from the front and I couldn’t have asked for a better show.I also lost 0.2lbs this week which is good. Some weeks we lose, some weeks we stay the same and some weeks we gain. I’m going to take the good with the bad.
Have a great week!