When I consider what I was doing when I was at my smallest weight I recall that I was doing a lot of cardio.
Although the advocates of weight/strength training mostly debunk cardio as a waste of time I suspect that I get the leanest when I run. In order to test this theory I have decided it is time to 'get ugly' in a serious way.
Because I am aware that running is a high risk undertaking for injury I am going back to basics and starting off slowly. Today I did W1D1 of Couch to 5k. I ran/walked 4 ks in 35 minutes.
My focus is now going to be on being an a proper athlete. I am going to run or walk everyday, do at least two yoga classes a week for upper body strengthening and I am not going to DIET anymore.
That's right folks, no carb or calorie counting. I am going to eat well and exercise hard. Today I ate sultanas, an apple, wholegrain bread and a few rice cakes along with some eggs, chicken and salad. No junk just glorious healthy food. I have obviously being doing something wrong if I have been hungry and tired all the time.
I have been searching for blogs of ladies past 40 who have turned into lean, mean running machines but without much luck. So if you know of any please let me know. One day soon I am going enter a proper race, and I might even emulate Josie's and Jonathan's amazing running feats.