Health and fitness
I am thankful for my general health and fitness, which has improved so much this year.
I see this in the result of the Kirkby 10k race last Sunday, in which I shaved two and a half minutes off last year’s time.
I also see it in this afternoon’s run along the Cleveland Way from the office up the hill to the Lodge half way to Rievaulx. Although I wasn’t out for a personal best I found I was able to run almost to the top of the gully path before having to walk, a significant improvement on a few months ago when I could not even make it to the half-way tree trunk.
I also see it in my Tanita stats, with my weight now consistently below 72kgs and often below 71kgs, a distinct improvement on last year where I was consistently around 75kg. other stats such as body fat, muscle mass and muscle quality are also looking good. Visceral fat at 10LV is still just within the ‘healthy’ range of 1-12 and needs to come down.
I am grateful to Michael Mosley for his Blood Sugar Diet book, which helped me to better understand my body and the insulin equation in particular, the food that I eat and for his set of 10 minute daily exercises which have all helped.
I am also very grateful to Renata Perini, who I met before Christmas at a wine tasting and subsequently joined her Friday morning combined Metafit and Yoga session. Being introduced to meta fit cam just at the right time, as i knew I needed some HIIT work to compliment my running. The sessions are tough and productive. I am not alone amongst our small group for dreading the sessions beforehand and extremely grateful for them afterwards. its also been a pleasure to meet and connect with some new people.
All in all, much to be thankful for. I feel fitter, more healthy, more motivated