Published on 30 November 2010
Coastrek Confessions – 29 November 2010
Challenges and Happy Fat
What a challenging week for Di and Adam’s team! Adam had a staph infection in his eye … ouch!! And Di has had some serious chemistry lessons from the delightful Wild Women On Top who have much more experience in weight loss than her.
So, on the training front, Adam has been laid low, Di has had her normal week of 5 hours trek training including “Seven summits” with 16kg pack, one 8k jog, 4 climbing sessions, an hour on the bike and an interval training session.
Meanwhile, the unstoppable David has been trekking around on the toughest/steepest sections of the Kokoda Trail as well as racing 90k on his bike in the Tour De Portsea. And Cheryl has been in Hong Kong … of course … completing the hardest 60k section of the Oxfam Trailwalker. Great Coastrek Training!
So, another week where we couldn’t train together, but all team members injury free, and Adam psyched for next week, getting back into riding and some stairs.
My lessons have taught me just how difficult it is to shift happy fat that’s been quietly ensconced on my bum, thighs and upper arms for 50 years. I thought I could just eat less but I was wrong. I’ve learned that I actually have to stop those sweet honey teas, eat less fruit, cut out the dried fruit completely, eat less sugar and eat more protein. OMG! Losing this 3kg is tough!
The day I splurged on sushi and ate two bananas, I actually gained half a kilo. That was seriously demoralizing. But, I chatted to the best dieters in my Trek Training groups and they kept me focused and grabbed the extra half a blue berry muffin out of my hand before I could gobble it up. I was rewarded for my torture by losing that annoying half kilo and now I’m down to 58.7kg.
I hope your Coastrek Training is coming along great. I’ve heard the country girls are on fire, and many teams now have training dates in the diary and a couple of long walks under their belts. Don’t wait till February. Even if you can’t all get together, keep your own training going, and aim for time efficient sessions such as interval training on hills and stairs and pack carrying so that you can strengthen your legs and bum in half the time.
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