It’s been a little while since I wrote my last SlimFast update so I thought it was about time I updated you all.
I haven’t been keeping track of my weight week on week like I did when I first started SlimFast as there’s no longer any need for me to do that. You see I now know what I can and can’t eat, as well as portion sizes and what nutritional food my body needs.
I’ve lost a total of two stone and have managed to maintain my weight loss. I think when the girls are back in school, I’ll focus on losing a tad more weight, but I have allowed myself the odd treat. That’s the great thing about SlimFast. I can have a treat and still stay on track.
One of the main things I’ve learnt since starting SlimFast is that a food diary really helps me to keep on track. By writing down everything I eat, it helps to keep me focused, but also accountable. If I have an off day, that’s ok, it just means I can start again the next day.
On the fitness front, things have pretty much come to a stop. Unfortunately four weeks ago, I inured my adductor muscle (upper/inner thigh and groin). For the first two weeks I ran less, skipping my long runs altogether. I was feeling brave after two weeks of reduced mileage and decided to run 13k, which turned out to be a bad idea as the pain is now worse than before.
I’ve admitted defeat, thrown a tantrum and have made the difficult decision to take two weeks off from running. As regular readers of my blog will know I’ve been training for my first half marathon which is on October 1st, so this a massive blow to me. I’d manage to rack up a distance of 15k and now I feel like I’m going to go back to square one.
Hopefully two weeks of complete rest will be enough time for me to recover and then that will leave me with three weeks to try and get some distance back. I did sign up for a 10k in August, but had to bow out of that too due to injury.
Please send me lots of healing vibes! I really want to complete the half marathon!