Warning for anyone who might be triggered – there is going to be some discussion in this post about weight, and it’s going to be pretty detailed and not necessarily positive. Do not continue if this could be a problem for you.
Well, attempting to anyway.
I did Parkrun yesterday (this is their website if you want to find one in your local area) and OUCH.
My legs are absolutely KILLING me today. But I did the 5k run in 48 minutes! Most of that was walking, I think I ran for less than 1km out the whole thing, but I figure it’s a good start.
I’m aiming to do it in less than 30 minutes eventually, but I think it’s going to take a while to get there.
My first “fast day” is going to be Monday.
The plan for the day is as follows:
- Coffee w/ 2% milk & 1 sugar – 50cal
- Alphabet soup – 175cal
- 1/3 cup edamame – 75cal
- Steamed veges – 85cal (this is approx 1 1/2 cups of non-starchy vegetables)
- Lemon crumb fish fillet – 150cal
That’s a total of 535cal for the day. You’re allowed to “fill in the gaps” with tea/coffee (sans milk & sugar) if you’re feeling hungry, so I’ll definitely be taking an assortment of teabags to uni with me, along with my travel mug. I’ve tried to include a decent amount of veges (soup is pretty much all veg) as well as protein from the edamame and fish.
I would usually ride to uni, but I think I will get Hubby to drop me off when he heads to work instead. My route to uni has a couple of KILLER hills, and it’s 5.5km, so walking or riding on the first day of a reduced intake just seems like a less-than-intelligent idea.
I’ll let you know how I’m feeling after this.
I’m also looking into how much the entry cost is at our local aquatic centre – it’s indoor, so I could swim right through winter if it’s affordable. I don’t particularly like water, but I do find the process of doing laps to be quite soothing. Go figure :S Also, I’m still seriously considering the idea of going into the Navy, so I need to improve my swimming abilities to pass the fitness test.