March Challenge Update

This is the first time in 5 months that I haven’t set myself a distance goal for running. Back when I set this goal, at the beginning of March, I was convinced it would be a pretty realistic challenge.

Oh, was I wrong!

We are currently at day 20 of March and for the whole month I have ran a total of 30.19 over 3 days. This is a terrible effort and not the training I need to be doing for my Run the Rock event. (Click here for more info on that event and here to donate.)

The challenge set was to run 2 out of the 3 days between Friday and Sunday. The last 2 weekends have been busy for me and I haven’t had a chance to run. I ran on the Labour Day holiday and I ran yesterday because I didn’t feel up to going to boxing. For the next 5 weeks I have decided that I am going to give boxing away for one day a week, to give me a chance to clock up some km’s for this run. I have also decided to try running half an hour in the morning before work, most likely on my treadmill. I need to get my legs used to running every day again and at the moment, training twice a week and running once, isn’t enough.

I’ve also been struggling with my healthy eating and I may have put a few kilograms back on. *sad face* However, if I try and speak to people about the disappointment of gaining those kilograms back, they all look at me and say, “Candice, you are fine. You don’t need to loose any weight. Don’t forget that muscle weighs more than fat.” If only they saw what I see every day and feel what I’m feeling, then they would understand. I feel yuck within myself that I don’t weigh what I used to but I LOVE FOOD way too much. Why is it that most things that are ever so yummy are always THAT bad for you? I am trying to get back on track and some days are difficult but I am hoping with trying to run again almost every day, those few kilograms will drop off again.

I can be pretty determined when I need to be so I am hoping that, that determination kicks in soon and I will be back to my lowest weight I have been since November/December. Ever since Christmas, I have been plateauing and I am pretty disappointed in myself. With Easter around the corner, I am going to be very cautious and make sure I don’t eat too much chocolate. (As for me buying Chocolate for others, this will happen. 😉 If I am going to stuff my face and be a little fatty, then everyone else can do it with me :P)

C. x


P.s. It’s not too bad, all my clothes still fit, so I don’t need to buy new ones. 😉

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