I have a confession to make: it has begun. The plan to start training again to get fit for the summer. Yes, I am also one of 'those girls' that want a #bikinibody for summer. Sorry! But it is true... Although I never was the slimmest girl and I will never try to be (trust me on that one...), I still want to have 'my type of #bikinibody'. And I need to get a bit fitter and loose some kilos to not have to invest in a new summer wardrobe. In the end you can also call it for economic reasons that I need to get fit again. Does that sound better? Ah well what the hell: in the end I just really need to because if I won't, I will end up being a 100 kilos before I turn 31 and that won't be healthy at all.
I would like to enjoy life a bit longer and keep being able to hike etc. With extra kilos that is getting really heavy... On top of that I have a great target: the Zagori Mountain Race at July 24th! In exactly 10 weeks from this one I have to run for a second time 10 kilometres through the mountains in Greece. Last year I did it in 1:37 and well, that is a time to beat don't you think so? Although I was some kilos lighter at that point, I wasn't trained for running that much. This year I have to be able to beat my own time and therefore a plan is created again.
While I am making confessions now anyway: to be completely honest, it isn't the first time I make a plan. I am just really bad in following through. But I mean: really bad... I guess once or twice a week I make a plan in my head, get out of bed and within 4 hours the plan is dropped again. Anyone recognizes this maybe?
I also just really like food... To only eat 0% fat yoghurt, green leaves and a lean little piece of meat with again green leaves is not my style. I just like food too much. Of course I can be a bit more careful regarding my diet and cut out some things. I already eat quite healthy I think, just have to drop some of the carbs and make smaller portions. Oh yes: and also stay away from the cookies of course... But in the end I really really need to get that ass moving if I want to drop kilos.
For my birthday I received this notebook from my friends in Amsterdam. The Big ideas Notepad: write it down, make it happen. And I guess that is what it needs to make it happen. To write it down! If I make a plan and keep it for myself, I can always change it. But if I tell others about my plans, well... then I have to follow through. That is the reason why I decided not only to make a training schedule and stick it on the wall and share it with Dimitris. But to also share it here, really written down online. Now I can not have any more excuses not to do so right? Or I have to come up with a very good excuse and write that down for everybody to read. Not such an inviting thought...
In 10 weeks being able to run a good 10km with a pace of tops 6:25 minutes per kilometre on a flat track (yes I know I am slow, I am not aiming to be the first but atm my pace is 7...)
Reach a healthy BMI zone and a healthy fat percentage (meaning a BMI of 25 or lower and a maximum fat percentage of 31%)*
* Sorry I want to share a lot but the exact amount of kilos and percentage of fat that I have to drop is a bit too much don't you think?
3 x per week running using the Strava training schedule
6 x per week being active and burn at least 2000 calories per day. This means on the days I don't run, I need to do a walk (minimum of an hour), hike, bike ride or whatever else comes up
Track food intake using Lifesum to see how many calories I eat and stay lower than the amount I burn. This means: if I do not do any activity I should not eat more than 1.400 calories... that is a good kick in the butt to get moving right?
And: publish a weekly update right here!
The progress so far
Monday an easy walk of 45 minutes, Tuesday a run of 5k and a walk of 2 hours, Wednesday a bike ride of 3 hours, 38km and 1.100 elevation. So this week I already trained some running AND trained muscles to climb that mountain. Today I need to go for another run. It is going to be a painful one because my legs hurt after that bike ride of yesterday but well: no one said getting that #bikinibody was easy right? (Oke sorry, just saying this to myself to get ready for that run...)