Sunday, 23 January 2011

Week 16th Jan-23 Jan 2010

I lost FOUR pounds!! I'm so happy Alhamdulillah. I've worked extremely hard this week, been pounding the treadmill every day as if it was my last day, and really been pushing myself so hard. My diet could have been a bit better this week, in hindsight. I didn't eat enough fruit and opted for chocolates/biscuits instead. I shall keep that in mind for next week.

But anyway, I'm so happy, cos all the hard work has indeed paid off. All the "No I can't do lunch today, I'm going to the gym" has also paid off. This week, on the treadmill, my aim was to run for as long as I could without stopping, and the longest I ran for was 12 minutes! :) even though it was a slow jog, 12 minutes is a loong time! I have aimed for a distance of 5K and a target of 300 calories to burn each day, although I achieved around 4.40k on average and around 250-260 calories burnt daily.

Targets for next week

  • Eat more fruit
  • Aim to achieve 5k 
  • Keep going! :) 
  • Push myself more on my days off
  • Be more organised- get the balance between gym and doing uni work
Notes to self/things to remember:

  • charge iPod
  • buy new headphones (they are officially bust!) 
  • update iPod (getting bored of same old songs)


june seghni said...

I've followed your other blog on and off in Google Reader and Facebook..wish you every success with this new project..insh'Allah

LavendarClouds said...

Congrats!! :) you have a lot of patience ALLAHAMDULLIAH! Good luck & I hope u reach all your goals!

hijabi hippie hypo said...

@June thank you & thanks for following me here too :)

@Lavendar Clouds: Thank you, inshaAllah I will and yes, patience is key :)

NikkiNik908 said...

awesome job so far! 4 lbs is great! I've been going for 2 weeks now, down 2 lbs but that was just from changing my diet no exercising! You have to believe that you can do it, and if you ever "slip up" own up to it! If you are able to accept a mistake it makes it much easier to move on from it :)

Sana Castellano said...

Im tring to lose weight too. Except that im only trying in my head. =\
good effort, keep it up.

Nas said...

If you really want to push yourself, then make a schedule. Each week, slightly increase the amount of time you spend exercising. What happens is that, if you continue going at the same level, your body gets used to it, and so it doesn't have the same effect. Each week (or couple of weeks), try and increase by a few minutes.

Oh and take the stairs at uni :P.
I've been climbing up to the 5/6th floor every day, like 3 times, and already feeling the good effects.

But all the very best of luck with it. The hardest part is sorting yourself out in the mind, and getting the focus, once that's there, it's all a run in the park (/ on the treadmill)