[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
I'm feeling a bit better today. This morning I thought I'd go for a run before it got too hot but it was already quite warm by the time I got out there. I only managed 10 minutes running time in total out of an hour of walking.
I've been thinking that I want to run 5k by the end of next year. When I first thought that, I didn't believe I could do it but then I thought that if I'd said I was going to lose almost 30 kgs this year at the beginning of the year I've of not believed I could do that either. So I'm going to try.
One thing that bothers me, even after the teeny efforts I've been doing lately, is that eventually if think I'm going to have decide between running and smoking. This morning, I could really feel it in my lungs.
I know that it would be mightly good for my health to quit smoking but I deep inside I really don't want to. It's a lot like losing weight really - you can know you have to do it and make half-arsed efforts but until that thing clicks over in your head, you can't do it. Maybe the time will come but, at the moment, I will just try to cut back especially just before and after exercise.
This afternoon I'm doing volunteer work at PBS then spin class. I think I'll pack my bathers so I can finish off with a swim.
Without wanting to sound holier-than-thou I think it would be great if you gave up smoking. It would make an incredible difference to your fitness, I think. Try to cut back and see how you go. It's definitely the best thing you can do for your health, but it's up to you.
giving up smoking was the hardest and best thing I ever did
If you don't want to, you are only going to feel like it is being forced on you and doing it anyway. And that is hopeless. It would help with the running though. Once you cough out all the crap in your lungs LOL.
I agree with Philippa about giving up improving your fitness but that being said I do understand how hard it could be to do, and you will know when you're ready to.
Giving up smoking can actually help with weight loss eventually (it cuts down on the orality that fuels both the habit of smoking and overeating).
Kathryn 10 minutes running is better than no running in my book!!
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats