So I did W8R2 today, and I smashed it! I was a little apprehensive beforehand as I hurt a muscle in my ass at badminton last night, and my run on Tuesday was so good, I thought it was time for a hard one... but no!
I am putting it down to a combination of things, firstly, a good nights sleep is so important, plus I am really starting to notice a change in my body shape I downloaded My Fitness Pal on Tues because I have heard a few people on here talking about it, and it's so handy! I have just been recording my food etc for now, so that I can look at patterns next week and see if there are any bad habits I can kick!
As for motivation, I am 5ft 5in, and in Jan I weighed 10st 4lb, and now I am pretty much 9st! Hoping to shave off the last 7lb by my holiday in July, but it's all true what people say on here, once you get to the longer runs - you will see the difference.
One thing I really wanted to share was this way of thinking I read about, where you hear your negative thoughts, but don't act on them. So, this morning, my brain said *it's your day off... stay in bed.. you know you want to* and I am like, yep.. but there I am putting my trainers on! There is no way to stop yourself thinking you can't do it, so hear the thoughts, recognise them, and continue anyway! I find it really helps, and the other way that I motivate myself to do the runs is respecting the FUTURE Laura. In the past, I have left her lots of work to do last minute, and not cared about her waistline so much, well, now, I try and care for future Laura a bit more!
As for while I am running, when I am down to my last little bit of energy, I focus on my music - which is so totally lame, I hope nobody else can hear it, and the fact that my ex won't see any of the benefits of the run.