So here we are again at Pre-Season.
I assumed that seeing as I'd already done one round that this pre-season would be easier for me.
What on earth was I thinking?!
Now that I know what I can do, I'm doing more soul searching than I've ever done before. I'm digging deeper to find my excuses and to break them in half so I can never use them again.
My last kitchen makeover was half hearted. This time it was thorough. I will not leave excuses in my house that permit me to fail.
I have set my goals and I'm aiming pretty high.
This round I want to lose 16kg - that's 1.5kg more than last preseason + round. I also want to run 10km in under 75 minutes. In fact I'm so pumped I'm contemplating signing up now to do my half marathon in September. Will I be ready in time? Probably not but the longer I procrastinate, the more I think and the more self doubt I have.
Self doubt you ask? Yep, even thought I've done a round and I was pretty happy with my overall results, it doesn't come easy. I still have self doubt. If I think too long, I get paralysis by analysis. I'm one of these people that need to do more and think less. I'm so used to doing my job as an analyst that sometimes I forget to simply live without knowing every statistic that might be somehow remotely linked if you divide it and separate it and draw a long squiggly line. I don't do it intentionally but it's one of my subconscious patterns that I need to learn to break or to navigate better.
The next round starts on 4th June 2012. In July I head to Hawaii for 3 weeks. For most people, this would be enough for them to 'skip a round'. For me I see it as an opportune time. I have three weeks where work won't be occupying the majority of my day. I can easily smash out two workouts per day and still have plenty of time to relax. I can go running in Hawaii as part of my sight seeing. Also, as I'll be buying my food, I believe I'll be comfortably eating more salads as I won't have to make them. Yep, I think Hawaii is going to be my biggest ally this round.
So after this eventful week, I'm glad to report 1kg loss this week. I'll be aiming for a 1.05kg loss per week from now on and aiming for 1.5kg for each week I'm in Hawaii.
I apologise for not getting all the pics up before, blogger really doesn't like me at the moment.... It must be because so many of you are visiting me here - only kidding. I've raised a support job and hopefully it'll be rectified by the weekend and then I'll try to upload an album.
Till then, take care and get off that couch!!