It's taken quite a bit of self-control and will-power, as some nights I've so badly just wanted to jump on the bus, especially when it was getting darker and colder....and don't get me wrong, sometimes I did - but most of the time I stuck to it, and it made me feel great!
I have been more tired than normal, but 'good tired' - I get home at the end of the day & feel like I've really achieved something positive. It also really helps to take away the guilt I always used encounter when ever I ate (anything!) When I know I've burnt 800+ calories (some days) I just feel so much better about eating a nice hearty dinner & knowing its not going to make me pile on the weight. Win win.
So this is my log of total miles since september....
I can tell that the months where there are work holidays OCT & DEC - as my 'mileage' is much less, but still...I've completed 344.9 miles in total now - and I have 276 miles left to complete before I reach the next Nike+ level on my App (you end up getting really competitive with yourself!)
My friend Josie has spurred me on loads too & given me loads of encouragement. :-) We got into this silly but fun competitive banter, and I think we both push the other on to cover more miles! She is my inspiration most def!
Also, as promised, I must mention my other friend Steph, who also gives me tons of support, she is so encouraging and positive about my weight loss, and as all good friends do - she sometimes gives me a cheeky lift down the hill from work, when I just can't walk any more! :-) hehehe.
I can't wait to get my back better and return to a routine of walking lots, and getting back to burning those calories!
Onwards and upwards!!!