So - let's go about looking into how to set up my inevitable outcomes!
Let's face it - we all say we want to loose weight. Ideally, I want my weight right smack bang in the middle of my healthy weight range - 65 kg (143lb). That's 20kg (44lb) to loose. You know what though? I haven't weighed 65kg since I was about 21 years old. I'm 30 this year and I honestly do not think 65 is going to happen for me ever again.
I think a realistic goal, an achievable goal, is 69kg. It means I would we inside my healthy weight range at a sustainable level.
I would love to loose 500g to 1kg a week. More than that and I have to restrict my eating way too much, which I don't deal well with mentally, and I need more calories for the days I am out and about trimming horses especially.
I have lost a stack of weight (12 kilos or so) before. I know what to do, what foods to steer clear from, what portion sizes work for me, what healthy foods work better for me. I use My Fitness Pal to log my diet. I find it is a great guide to how my day is going. It motivates me to do that last ditch effort to get on the bike or go for a run to get my calories under for the day.
Sugar and lunches at work are my killers. I just need to make the time to plan.
I have never been a runner. Up until a few years ago I couldn't even regulate my breathing while running. I've figured out my comfortable breathing now (in via nose for four, out via mouth for four. I have big lungs). I'm still not a fan of running, though. So I need help with this one. If you're a runner, give me your tips! :)
I do, however, enjoy weights and circuit type stuff. The gym is fun to me. I don't even mind all the meat heads - they're not looking at me anyway. Too busy trying to get a good spot for themselves I front of the mirror!
So my question on this one is - how fit do I have to be to event? What is a sustainable level of fitness? Your feedback on this one would be awesome.
Next up - my next 'inevitabilities' - mostly in relation to time management. It needs a post if it's own!!!