Just a blip but still pretty good

June 4, 2009 at 10:31 pm 1 comment

Yes, it was a blip. Back up this morning, but down 1% on last week. Wouldn’t it be great if I could lose 1% body fat every week for 12 weeks. Ah, I can dream.

Played badminton after work with some work colleagues today. Brilliant fun. I played a few months ago at a club when one of my pilates students invited me along, and I was completely rubbish. What I hadn’t really twigged to was that these people play at club level, and the newest member there had been playing twice a week for a year. Today, with people from work, I didn’t feel so rubbish – they were as bad as me! And after knocking about for half an hour, we doubled up and played a game, and my partner and I actually won. Brilliant. An hour was a good time. The clubs play for two hours which is a bit long for me. Mind you, when I played with them I was so puffed I was turning purple, and rotated on and off the court with every game. Today I played for an hour straight. Another example of how far I have come.

Knee is bothering me a bit though. I’m trying to pretend it isn’t happening. I know I should probably stop running until the inflammation goes down and/or I lose some more weight. But I love it. I can see how people get addicted to it. LOL. Hark at me. Yesterday I ran for a total of 3 minutes in a 20 minute workout! Does that make me a runner now? I was having twinges before my workout and I knew I should have chosen another piece of exercise equipment. But the thought of doing RPE 9 intervals on the elliptical or bike just filled me with dread, whereas the prospect of six 30 second sprints seemed really fun!

It’s funny – I used to do weights because I enjoyed the process and cardio, which I loathed, because I had to to burn extra calories. Amazingly, and I would never have believed it possible, it is now the other way round. I do cardio because I really enjoy it, and put up with the weights because I need to improve my body composition and that is what is going to get me to the shape I want to be. But my heart sinks a little on resistance days. Just keep repeating my mantra: thinner, fitter and healthier; thinner, fitter and healthier. ‘night all.

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  June 5, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Cool about the badminton!

    As for the running… cool your jets a little there if it is bothering your knees. I am the perfect example of no leg, no horse… I tend to push myself, I overdo and then I’m too done up to continue. I get depressed, I eat and boom… you know.

    Seriously, you don’t want injury right now. Respect your body and back off, at least for a few days and see if is better then. And don’t forget the fish oils and veggies… both good for inflammation!

    I like both cardio and weights, but my body seems to not tolerate weights as well currently. Cardio, as long as it is low impact, is not so bad. Gilad’s routines, with light weights and bodyweight, mostly do-able. I probably will never be able to do high impact stuff… but I may, if I can stay cool and work slowly up to it, be able to do heavier weights again.

    Keep your mantra going and realize that even if you love running, it is likely to provoke even more fat loss if you can switch around between activities.

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