Even a one-legged walking dead could easily take me down. Seriously, have you seen how fast they go on TWD show? Either they were all fabulous sprinters when they were still among the breathing kind or death is improving their running skills tenfold. I wonder if if might be pain-related: if you can't feel anything (no burning lungs, sore shins or fear of hurting yourself), you have no limits. Of course it could also be the fact that they are running after their food. Maybe I should run with a piece chocolate on a stick then ;o)
All kidding aside, this to say that I managed to get in my half an hour of "athletics" tonight. I found a local version of the Couch to 5K programme, which includes encouragements and a built-in soundtrack, but I couldn't get it to upload to the phone before heading out. I'll have to try again later on, because it came highly recommended by my co-worker.
Talking about apps, I downloaded the Nike+ running app, so I can check how far a distance I really cover in 30 mins. Today I covered 2.5K, of which a very small percentage was actually done running. I am convinced getting to the 5K will take more than the advertised 10 weeks. But as the quote goes : No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch! I need to keep that in mind.
Weight-wise, the rise I dreaded ever since I got on this "losing several days in a row" streak has finally occurred. It is one of the inconveniences of daily weighing that I have to accept. On the other hand, stepping onto the scales on a daily basis could be a good indicator of what type of food I react most strongly too and I have an inkling that it might be bread. I hadn't had any until yesterday and subsequently I gained 0.4kg. Something to monitor closely.
Until tomorrow ...
Overview of my day :
Breakfast : 10 pts (half skimmed milk 3pts, 45g nestle fitness cereals 5pts, a glass of apple juice 2pts and an apple) - same as every day
Lunch : 11 pts (Bobotie Bento 100g rice 3pts, ground beef 5 pts, green beans and apple 0pts, egg 2pts, oil 1pt)
Dinner : 10 pts (160g turkey filet 5pts, 200g potatoes 4pts, leek 0pts, cooking oil 1pt)
Unused : 19 pts
Drinks : 3L still water.