With 6 weeks left of 2019, I thought it was time to update where I am right now. Honestly, I’m not where I’d like to be. At least not with my weight. But, that always seems to be a work-in-progress or one I’m working to maintain at the very least. No, that number on the scale isn’t everything, but I know the range I feel best at, and I’m a bit above that by 6ish pounds.
On the positive side, I’ve now been off of energy drinks for 105 days. That’s over 3 months staying away from the sugary stuff. I’m proud of myself for that. I know not drinking them has made me healthier, and I feel better not using them.
I’ve decided to try intermittent fasting. Some of the girls in my running group were talking about it during our Saturday long run. They say it can help you lose weight, improve brain function, heart health, and protects again chronic disease. One of the girls has lost 12lbs in 4 months, and she says she feels so much better overall. So, I figured I’d give it a try and see if it can work for me. So, I’m going to start it off slow, with how many hours I fast in hopes of getting to a 16:8. That’s 16 hours of fasting, 8 hours of eating. We shall see how it goes.
Speaking of running, my last long run before the OUC Orlando Half Marathon was on Saturday. I ran 13.6 miles and felt pretty good. Didn’t have any shortness of breath issues, so I’m really hoping this new inhaler is making a difference. So far, so good! The half marathon is on December 7th, so I’m praying I will have a great race.
Otherwise, I’m just trying to get my workouts back to where they should be. I’ve been getting bad about not wanting to get up early for my gym workouts the last few weeks. And, when I tell myself I will go after work, that rarely happens. I just get too tired by 5pm. It’s definitely a goal of mine to get my regular routine back in place asap. I don’t feel as good overall when I don’t get in my five days of working out. It’s funny how it makes a difference mentally and all.
Have you tried intermittent fasting? How has it worked with your running/working out?