Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sunday weigh-in : Couch to 6k !!

Last week, I pushed the boundaries on my Wii Fit by upping from my usual 10 minute 2km endurance run to a 20 minute 4km run. This week, I decided to add another 5 minutes, to hit the 5km target that the Couch to 5k programme targets - the programme that I had every intention of following then never found the time/motivation. The Wii Fit only allows you to increase by 10 minute increments so I selected 30 minutes, expecting to drop out whenever I hit 5km and I managed to keep on until the end, hitting almost 6km (5.9km). I was very impressed at keeping up a run/jog for 30 minutes without stopping so I want to make this a regular thing - I wanted to do it again on Friday, my other half day off, but ended up looking after a poorly daughter. Oh well !

Foodwise, it's been pretty good - I watched what I ate while allowing a few treats and had a couple of SlimFast shakes instead of meals when the canteen looked decidedly unhealthy.

This week, I only lost 300g but that was enough to get down into the 85 point somethings (just !) - very motivating because I've been stuck in the 86's for far too long ! My steps have been pretty phenomenal this week too, expect for at the end when the kids were sick.

Positives of the week

- I managed to complete the 30 minute 6km Wii run without stopping, which I was hugely impressed with !

My steps were also very impressive this week : Sunday 19,169 steps (13km), Monday 16,218 steps (11km), Tuesday 13,175 steps (9km), Wednesday 27,898 steps (19km - of which 6km is the Wii Fit run), Thursday 14,242 steps (10km), Friday 13,628 steps (9km), Saturday 6,104 steps (4km) - that's a grand total of 110,434 steps and 75km (46.6 miles). That'll help with my #walk1000miles challenge ! I can't believe how far I walk in a week as most of this is just regular day to day stuff. It's pretty telling that the only day I never hit my target is Saturday because Madhouse Daddy is around so we go everywhere by car.

Current targets 

Last week's target : Try to complete 2 x 20 minute wii fit runs. Now that I have a new laptop that doesn't keep overheating, start listening to the slimpod again. (almost done, sick children took priority at the end of the week)

This week's targets : Do 2 x 30 minute Wii Fit runs. Stay in the 85's.

Short-term targets 21kg to lose sounds a lot but breaking it down, aiming for 1kg a week, that's only about 5 months - plenty of time for heading off to Turkey in August !

first target, get my "weight to lose" badge down into the 40's (it's currently on 51lb) (done),
 second goal - get back to 85.9kg, my pre-xmas weight (done )
third goal : get my "kg lost" badge back into double figures 
fourth goal : get my "weight loss" badge higher than my "still to go" badge
fifth goal : get back into my (smallest) bright blue jeans comfortably
sixth goal : get back to 77kg - my lowest weight since my pregnancies

Longer-term targets :  Hit my target weight of 68kg. 

STILL TO GO : 16.9kg

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  1. Fantastic week Cheryl, very well done! I'm really impressed with all the stepping and the wii fit jogging too, fingers crossed that you have another good week. xx

    1. Thanks Jayne - the scales just need to play along and I'll be happy !

  2. sarah-dawn pope19 April 2015 at 20:52

    I really admire anyone who takes up running and sticks with it, think I will stick to swimming at my local pool though ( not sure you can swim on the Wii anyway! )

    1. LOL Yes, swimming on the wii might be tricky !

  3. Well done, keep at it with the running! :)

  4. If your weight is going down and you're more active then you're doing a great job!! Doesn't matter what the number is it is going in the right direction, well done!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

    1. Thanks Sharon - words of wisdom as always ! xx

  5. I am a donut, I totally thought I had commented on this! Well done on reaching 6k that is immense! I bought the Charlotte Crosby DVD so really need to give that a go, if it worked for her, it can work for me! You will reach your targets, you are too determined not to chick!! #WeightLossWednesday xx

    1. Ooh good luck with the new dvd ! I'm still going with the 6k jogs, it's got to all help !

  6. well done for going past your target, that's a fab time/distance to run for :) #weightlosswednesday

  7. Your steps are amazing! When Gwenn couldn't walk I found it easy to clock up the steps but it's not easy now she's older. Well done! x


  8. Wow well done! Feeling really inspired looking at your steps! I'm just getting back into exercise again after baby, and I've never been particularly fit or active so it's hard!!

    X Becca #weightlosswednesday

  9. That's a lot of steps! Amazing!! I would hate to think how few steps I do in a day!