Saturday, October 8, 2016

Autumn Goals

A summer of disruption both business and personal has left me entering October and the late part of the year with a need to feel like I have achieved something or moved forwards in some way shape or form. I'm quite a rigid person when it comes to plans and routines- I find changes to plans and routines quite stressful and setting some goals feels like a logical step to help me feel back in control of my life. So without further ado....

1. Bring my 10km time back under 1 hour

Back in May I set my 10km PB at 55:46 having hoped very tentatively to run just under 60 mins. I raced a couple of weeks ago and not only did I set my worst time in 9 months, but I felt horrendous too. I'm signed up for an awesome looking winter 10k series across Greenwich, Regents and Hyde Parks and I'm back to a training plan with the goal of getting back under an hour before the year ends.

Loud new trainers because my other ones were giving me blisters. Winceworthy price tag, but worth it it helps.

2. Wardrobe Clearance

I'm on a mission to rid my wardrobe of clothes that don't fit. I've dropped a couple of dress sizes in 2016, and wearing things that are 2 sizes too big, just because they are what's in the wardrobe doesn't do wonders for my confidence. I'm slowly but surely wearing and binning things that don't fit, and I'd like to see that process complete by Christmas- be gone voluminous shirts and falling down jeans.

3. Weekday MyFitnessPal logging

I've noticed that since I stopped logging my weekday meals, I'm definitely not eating enough, and I'm suffering for it. For me, logging my meals helps me remember to add the extras in that make up both the calorie count, but also the balance in my diet. I've talked about what I eat before, if you're feeling voyeuristic... What I Eat In A Day HERE

Asian inspired salad with prawns, avocado & toasted seeds. A bit in love with all tamarind everything at the moment.

So... I've hit up my faithful diary to help me plan and get organised, I'm back to working with a PT on a strength training program and to manage my running, I have real, live, working internet in all locations, there's really no excuse to not log in and I've set up the longest list of reminders on my phone to make sure I stay on top of things. 

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