Well well well! Looks like my motivation has made a reappearance and since Wednesday I've been either swimming or gymming every single day I feel SO much better and just like my body has finally realised that exercise is a good thing. Once I've built up some lean muscle my metabolism will increase and I'll have a much more efficient calorie burning engine. That means not just smashing the cardio at the gym, but working on resistance training as well, swimming is also awesome for gradual muscle building.
I've re-started the couch to 5k
Program on the treadmill and completed week 1 run 1 yesterday; I feel like I've taken a massive step backwards but my fitness just isn't strong enough yet to continue with week 2. Hopefully by next week I'll be back to where I was before the shin splints.
The next step for me is plucking up the courage to sign up for a regular fitness class to replace one of my gym days, I'm thinking kettle bells would be a good one to try. Im so self conscious about my fitness level though, it's a worry :/
Diet-wise I'm bang on, coming in above 1000 calories daily but never over my goal of 1390. I'm not eating any of the calories I'm earning with exercise so SHOULD come in with a loss just over 2lbs on Monday.
All in all, I've had a fantastically positive week and I'm actually excited to weigh in