Just wanted to write a quick blog about how I'm doing since starting the programme a couple of weeks ago. Firstly, I found weeks 1 & 2 quite easy but yeouch, week 3 is a beast! I'd been covering quite a distance by the end of week 2- about 4.5km, including the warm-up and warm-down. When I did W3R1 on Thursday though, the distance I was covering dropped right down! Felt a bit demoralised about that but I then I thought well, week 3 is a shorter podcast (28mins instead of 33mins) and as I improve, I'll get quicker and cover more ground.
That, however, is not my biggest gripe. I GAINED A POUND THIS WEEK!! I know all the rational arguments: that muscle weighs more than fat, that I'll be losing inches as well as pounds, that I'll have toned up and that fitness and weight-loss aren't the same thing. HOWEVER... I find it very galling indeed that while I'm out there, lugging myself around, I am gaining weight. There is something so wrong about that.
And yes, I am dieting as well as running. *Sigh*
I think I may skip weighing myself for a few weeks- just carry on doing what I'm doing and seeing myself tone up and my clothes fitting better then perhaps it won't matter when I get on the scales and they don't say what I'd like them to.
But still... HOW RUDE!
Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I think the podcasts are working brilliantly and I can absolutely see myself getting to week 9 and beyond. It's exciting that in a few weeks, I'll be a 'runner'- something I have absolutely never been in my life.
Will keep you posted!