It probably wasn't a good idea to start this just before Easter and the inevitable eating frenzy that accompanies it! But nevertheless it hasn't been too bad.
My main exercise has been going to the gym and running on the treadmill - even got told well done by one of the personal trainers there which was a huge boost! I'd done 3 x 10 minutes (as I get bored if I don't break it down) and psyched myself up to do a sprint finish for a minute. Afterwards as I was trying to get my breath back he came over and said well done. Amazing what an impact such a little thing has. Unfortunately I can't afford a PT all the time. The rest of the day I was so knackered! But it was good and my soundtrack of Beyonce worked wonders!!
A couple of days after I decided to go for a run outside as it was quite good weather and it meant saving petrol (I wasn't one of *those* people who panicked and queued for hours). I did 10 minutes and was beat. I know that running outside you have inclines and differences which you don't get treadmill running but it was really weird. I can do 30 minutes on a treadmill and not even half of that outside.
Does anyone else have this problem? It was quite demotivating...and then when I went back to the gym I could do the 30 minutes with a sprint finish again and I found it was getting easier...so I'm assuming I am getting fitter. Maybe outside running isn't for me. I found it very strange as surely it can't be that different.
I haven't started on my yoga DVD yet but I've been meditating every day for just 10 minutes but I find I get restless if I try to do more right now so I'll build up my time slowly.
I also bought myself new trainers which I'm excited to break in. My Achilles was starting to ache a bit and I think my old trainers probably had something to do with that.
So, overall a good first week (and a bit). Diet hasn't been fantastic but hasn't been too bad either. I'm improving my running at the gym, but outside is defeating me a bit. If anyone has any tips please please let me know!