We completed the first part being measurements and I found that whilst I had lost further cms on my body, totalling 52.5cms since the start of the program, my thighs and arms had increased in size slightly due to muscle being built. As I said to Julie, it is my guns getting bigger. I know I have cap guns. They are a work in progress people. I have to start somewhere. In the wall sit I almost doubled my time when I hit 2 minutes and my flexibility has increased. I have dropped a couple of sizes in pants and now fit into some XL shirts, which was a long way off 10 weeks ago.
It was now time for the time trial. I headed out and was going to the spot where I run this 1km and it dawned on me. Who cares what time I run? I don’t to be honest. I have been working my ar$e off to lose weight, I am a million times fitter than I have been in a number of years and if I don’t beat my time so what. I am still out running which I have not done in 20 years and that means more to me than a few seconds here or there. I turned the timer on and off I went. Where I run is a little track that is 250 metres long. Perfect, as it means it is only 4 laps and I am done. I had decided that I would go out hard (my version of hard people) and try to maintain that pace for as long as I could and see where I ended up. The time I last set was 6:17 for 1 kilometre, which was an improvement on the 7:19 I set 4 weeks earlier (not all run either) so it was going to be hard to beat.