You’d be forgiven for thinking the title of this post was a description of me! For most of my life I have been considered short at 5 ft 4in. But seriously I think it is more and more a “normal” height The title was infact more a description of the fact that this post will be short and sweet.
Life is incredibly busy and I am LOVING every minute of it!!! Yeah, I LOVE my life at the moment! I feel great! I stepped on the scales this morning and for the third time I saw 56.9Kg – yep that is 4 days with no drop on the scale but that does not worry me. My weight-loss is slow. Slow and steady wins the race has been one of my mantra’s while running and I am OK with it.
Interesting how over the past 10 weeks my attitude to weight-loss has shifted somewhat, I just responded to another blog and wrote this in the comments:
I’m living proof that exercise can be a major barrier to weight-loss. I put on 10 Kg training for a marathon and it was NOT muscle. I had this mental belief that it was a license to eat! Getting the balance between exercise and calorie intake was something I struggle with. I have just lost 10 Kg without running a single mile! You’ve seen my blog so you know the mileage I was doing. It was insane and weight did not pour off me even when I did eat meticulously. I’ve been eating clean (mostly) and just walking and the weight is slowly coming off and I don’t feel like a slave to my running shoes. Never feel guilty because you’ve missed an exercise session. You no doubt run around after you kids and being a mum so go easy on yourself as exercise in my opinion is not critical to weight-loss. What you eat is far more important!
It is certainly far more important to monitor what you eat. Sure exercise burns calories and exercise can make you feel awesome with those endorphins rushing around in your blood and not to mention the sense of accomplishment. I’ve completed four marathons! is not something the average person can say and I have the medals to prove it But in the process I gained fat. I hit an all time high in terms of my weight two weeks after completing the New York (unofficial Run Anyway) marathon.
I’ve said this before: You can’t out run a bad diet!! It is the truth!!
So I am aiming to lose another 3 Kg. I’m sure I can do it this time. It may take 3 weeks it may take 6 weeks – it really does not matter as I feel pretty awesome now and I don’t intend to add junk to my diet when I do get to goal. Although I will have a glass of wine every now and then.