Today was my first day back at the gym since Tuesday. Despite vowing to go everyday life has kind of got in the way and we haven't managed to get there as often as we had hoped but this is changing this week. I am not promising everyday but I am promising more than the 3 times we went last week.
When I was at the gym one day last week I set myself a mini target alongside the one that is to get the weight off in time for the wedding. My mini target is to run on the treadmill for 10 minutes at 8km/hr within the first 8 weeks of our membership. When I began last Sunday I could manage 1 minute at a time (yes, I really am that unfit) but today I actually managed 2 whole minutes before having to slow the treadmill down. I am trying to do this using the interval training technique so I ran for 2 minutes, walked for a minute, ran a minute, walked a minute, ran a minute etc etc etc for the first 10 minutes. After that I walked for 4 minutes then ran my last of the 15 minutes I was on the treadmill. So I walked for a total of 8 minutes and ran for 7 minutes. This is increasing and I am hoping that I will soon be able to increase my running intervals and decrease the walking ones until I am running for at least 10 minutes.
Also planned this week is to go an pay a bit more towards the holiday/wedding and hopefully more towards my wedding dress as well. That is coming sooner than expected so have to pay it off quicker than originally anticipated. When I am going to the shop to pay some more towards the dress I am going to get a note of the measurements I need to be so that my dress will fit me. Having it ordered it a bit smaller than I am at the minute I know that I need to reduce my measurements by quite a bit but don't actually know what these are meant to be. Will get the measurements then can keep a better eye on how things are going. Will add the measurements onto the weight loss meter at the side and let you know how things are developing (or should that be reducing) on a fortnightly basis.