Sunday, 4 March 2012

Weightloss is such a head game

Well it is now the start of the 3rd week with the transformation challenge I am doing at the gym. I do 2 sessions of heavy weights each week and then 2 classes, boot camp, a session run by the gym as part of the challenge and then a couple of walks. I am finding this generally fits in well with my life and I don't mind doing all of these things. Although I must admit, last Tuesday was a Tabata class, and I had nightmares about it and didn't sleep very well for about 2 hours before hand, and if I am honest I can't really say I am looking forward to it this week, but oh well lol.

So everything is going quite well, food is not to bad, I am doing 6 meals a day, protein and omega 3 at every meal, then bulk with veggies or salad or fruit at every meal. I am slowly getting my head around this and Simon has been great and made me some muffin things with flax and protein in them with no sugar. It is nice to be able to have a treat and know you are not undoing all your good work. I am only drinking decaf coffee and herbal tea, although I will have the occasional tea when out at friends. Water I am trying to keep to 3 ltrs a day, but this I really struggle with.

Exercise is going really well, I am now up to 210Kg on the leg press and 120 on a single leg press, I increase my weights every week and keep pushing myself. Arms are slowly improving but I find them a much bigger struggle than I do legs. I am finding that in my classes and also boot camp, I am able to push myself a little further each time and I am getting stronger at pushing thru, although I don't always manage as much as I want to. On Saturday we did the 1000 steps, something I haven't done for a few months now, and I ended up cutting about 20 mins off my time, even with adding the extra track to one tree hill at the top. So proud of that effort, although I still think I can push harder, my average heart rate was only 127ish. When I got to the top of the stairs one of the amazing girls who is also doing the challenge, Sandie, was waiting at the top for me, she was cheering me on and telling me to run, so I ran the last little bit. It meant to much to me to have her there cheering me on.

I am losing weight, in the 1st week I lost 2 kgs and was really happy with that. So I thought I would do a sneaky weigh in on the weekend and was so happy to have lost another 1.3 so I was 130.8, then this morning I am back up only having lost .6 this week. I can notice already the change in my body shape and the increase in definition and yet my head still struggles.

Losing weight is not an easy thing, and motivation doesn't last for very long, and there is always that horrible little voice, Mr Chatty in the back of your head telling you to give up and stop. It is so easy to fall down and not get back up, having to fight these things every days is often really hard and draining. I want there to be a big pay off, I want it to happen quickly, I want the reward. Simon said to me today but this is a for life thing, and I said that's fine, it wont matter when I am thin, I will be able to do it and not get frustrated as I am not doing it to lose weight then, not sure if that will be the case when I get there but that is how it works in my head. Again I am letting myself be defined by a number, I am struggling with the fact that I am being so consistent with my exercise and so good with my food and it is still not happening quickly.

So today is one of those days where I am feeling less that inspired and less than happy with where things are, but that doesn't mean I am going to stop what I am doing, I will keep working, I will keep my chin up. This is where the mind comes in, for me I have to really pull myself up and focus again on the improvements in my life and also my body, I have to actually remind myself of how far I have come, not how far I have to go. When I am doing my best and pushing myself then that is all that matters.

I am proud of the fact that I can now just let these emotions be there, know it is ok, I am frustrated, because this is something I really want, and I can just let it flow over me. I will not let it overtake me or derail me, I will not let these emotions have my power. I will keep on keeping on, pull those big girl pants up and push harder.

1 comment:

  1. Those pesky emotions...

    PS I would kill for an average HR of 127 on the stairs. My average is about 140 - I stop when I feel like I'm about to die and then make myself keep going when it drops under 130. Haven't done them for a few weeks now so I really should head back up there after conquering my running demons, and getting my head in the game.