I'm from Boston, i go to the University of Manchester in England. I like taking pictures and I'm vegan :)
HW: 145.8 lbs/66 kg
CW: 140.4 lbs/ 64 kg
GW: 120 lbs/54.4 kg
GW subject to change depending on how i feel when i get there :)
I finished 6 cycles of ABVD chemo for my stage 2a Hodgkin's Lymphoma on November 12, 2013. Now i'm working towards getting my body & fitness back!
Good week so far! Not so much in the food department, but that has improved as of today :)
Monday I followed through with my gym plan which was fantastic- that is, I ran in the morning and did HIITs at the gym in the afternoon. Eating was pretty good this day actually, just dinner that was unplanned and that wasn’t too bad either. Just processed, but that’s not the end of the world seeing as I didn’t eat a ton.
Tuesday was a sucky food day because it was pancake day woooooo :P I had pancakes with Luke which were filled with a berry compote and soya whipped cream & golden syrup :) delicious. Lunch if you can call it that was kinda junky and sugary, but I beasted it at strength and conditioning so I guess a bit of sugar isn’t always the worst thing!
Wednesday I had a riding competition which was absolutely horrific in terms of the horses and my dressage and jumping… ugh. BUT bright side is despite that we came second overall and WE QUALIFIED FOR REGIONALS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
so excited. So so so excited! This means I have to work extra super hard to make sure I get to ride in them because I want to recreate last year and make it to nationals but actually get to goooooooo <3
Today, as you guys may be able to see, was a fantastic day! It started off with a lie in and me missing my thursday lectures yet again, but it was worth it to make up for the lost sleep and super long day that was Wednesday. I went to the library with my cute boy and then we got coffee :D after which I went to the gym and ran 8 kilometers ( 5 miles ) without stopping!!! Did not expect that to happen in the slightest! It was dead slow at 59:25 but I don’t care because if I could carry that pace through 10k I’d finish under 1:30:00 and that would be absolutely fantastic :) the fact that I’m already managing this distance (albeit on a treadmill) gives me high hopes for possibly improving my pace before race day :)
Eating today was pretty good, even though I had some choco-hoops for breakfast :P after the gym I had a mahooosive green smoothie (shown in previous post and polished off about an hour or more ago) which was tasty and filled with nutrients :D yay
I missed my weigh in this week so maybe I’ll try doing it over the weekend along with new progress pictures :P
Tomorrow should also be a good day :) doing strength/balance training with ruby in the afternoon and then I will probably go to the gym for a short workout after class. I’m hoping to maybe film my first video blog since finishing chemo so that I can start making weekly training/progress vlogs :D they may end up being more for my own benefit and not of interest to any of you, but I’ll post them all up regardless.
I think Saturday will consist of an easy run/walk, which I may take down to the park if the weather is looking nice :) I’m meant to go to a party in the evening but I’ll have a lie in on Sunday anyway so that’s alright :) And then on Sunday maybe training again with Luke!
Anyway I hope you all are having a fantastic week! No doubt I’ll update again soon.
goodnight :D xxxxxxx
Week in review
So! I spent this weekend resting and relaxing, and thinking about this past week. It certainly had it’s ups and downs, but overall I don’t really feel like I’ve made much progress weight-wise. I went a bit too hard on the fruit later in the week, and generally became confused on what sort of diet I want to follow.
I was toying with the idea of a ‘raw till 4’ diet, but after some careful consideration I’ve decided against it. Just doesn’t sit well in my mind as a full on diet- maybe something I’d do as a cleanse for a day or two. Then I was left with carb-cycling, which I have been enjoying, but am wondering if I’ve been too lenient calorie-wise for the results I’m looking for.
Thus, I’ve settled on trying a more calorie-based approach this week and seeing how it goes. A flexible calorie based approach , but nonetheless. I’m giving myself a range of 13-1800, depending on activity levels/what I feel I need.
I’ve also decided to structure my exercise a little more, assigning specific distances and stuff for each day with running and specific things to do at the gym. Also I’ve kept forgetting to wear my heart-rate monitor so definitely going to incorporate that to get an accurate calorie-burn measurement!
I think I’m in a decent head-space, I just feel like I need to start seeing some tangible results soon so I don’t get discouraged. Which is absolutely ridiculous realizing I’ve only been properly at it (exercise wise) for maybe a week and a half/two weeks! But I’m working on focusing on the long term. The results will come if I am persistent and I shall be!!
Gonna do my march 2 yoga pose and then head to bed :P hope everyone wakes up to a beautiful Monday!