Health & Fitness

12 Week Slip in to Summer Challenge – Week 3 Roundup

I’ve completed the third week of the 12 week Slip in to Summer challenge with DW Fitness, so I’m now 1/4 of a way through.
I’ve really enjoyed my running this week. I’ve been out for a run three times, and each time I’ve slightly bettered the previous. I’m still not running very far, I’m only really doing about a mile. In my first week of the challenge I tried to run a mile and it took me 16 minutes. The most recent run I did I managed a mile in about 10 minutes, which is a vast improvement. In the coming week I’m going to work on trying to run further than a mile. I would like to push myself to 3 mile so I can sign up and do a 5k race at some point over the coming months.

I have been trying to vary my routes when I go out for a run. I think it helps that I live in such a beautiful area, although sometimes it’s easy to ignore your surroundings when you are gasping for breath and feel like you are ready to pass out…

Mourne Mountains from Dundrum Bay

I snapped this photo while I stopped for breath this week and it made me appreciate my surroundings a bit, I don’t think I would enjoy running nearly as much if I had to just run through housing estates.I finally made it to the gym this week, but I didn’t get any photos or video footage because I was dying too much to even think about it. I put in a good session, and I was really feeling it the next day!Towards the end of the week, things changed a bit. I started to crave comfort food and I started feeling really bloated and sluggish and just not in the mood for exercise at all. In fairness, it’s my time of the month and I always feel a bit rubbish at that time, but it’s knocked my progress of a bit which is disappointing.I was aiming for a pound a week loss, which would be an overall loss of 12lb at the end of the challege which would be great, as 10lb is generally a dress size, and I’m aiming to drop one dress size so I can fit in to my Weird Fish dress.

This weeks weight in results:
Weight – 10st 9.6
Loss this week – 10oz (I think?)
Total Loss – 3lb

I suppose I’m 3 weeks in and I have lost 3lb so I am on target, but this weeks results were a little disappointing.

I vlogged a little this week, but it’s only a short one…

Next Monday it’s time for the first big weigh in and I will be taking my first set of measurements to see how many inches I’ve lost, so pop back next week if you are interested to see how I’m progressing.

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  • Reply Chantal Nowak April 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Well done you! I used to love running, and reading this has made me feel more motivated, I definitely need to get back into it! xx

    • Reply Lauren April 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Do it! It just takes that first push of motivations and you will be away!x

  • Reply pixiedusk April 29, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Aww I miss running! I did start but then I lost my contact lens and cant run with glasses. Just waiting for my contact lens and Ill be back out! #mmwbh

  • Reply Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows April 30, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Um…wow? I can't even shift my butt off the sofa to grab another biscuit sometimes so I am in awe of runners. Good for you! Hope you meet your goals.

  • Reply Afra/madmumof7 May 1, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Well done- and what a beautiful view you have while running!

  • Reply Kim Carberry May 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Well done! It sounds like you are doing great!

  • Reply Kriss MacDonald May 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I was all ready to start running again this week after recently moving house – and bam pulled my back! What a beautiful area you have for running!

  • Reply kid GL loves May 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    The Mother says – Well Done. Where you are running is actually better than running on concrete and pavements. All your muscles start working in a healthier way and you have less chance of developing shin splints from pounding away on concrete. Keep Up the Fab work.
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  • Reply Debs @ Super Busy Mum May 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Great job missus! I'm doing the same challenge!! You're doing so well! Thanks for linking up! #MMWBH

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