31 Day Challenge – Day 21 (Andrew)

As a challenge, I’m going to run, bike or swim every day in January.

Day Twenty One

I weighed myself yesterday. I was 0.4 kg lighter than the start of the month. I’d like to say this small difference was a result of the challenge but I think it’s more to do with the fact I’ve stopped eating cake for breakfast this week.

It was my daughter’s birthday two weeks ago and we ordered a cake. In the photos it looked great, a double tier cake with a bear holding balloons. In person, it was taller that the Empire State Building and the bear was so big he’d have scared a grizzly.

I’ve been eating cake ever since. Cake for breakfast, cake for lunch, cake for dinner. It tasted delicious but it would have had to have been thrown out if I’d not eaten it quickly. So, every meal had to have a pudding course.

This week, the cake was finished and I’ve just had normal meals. The 0.4kg is just cake leaving the body.

It would be interesting to know if 31 days of exercise can have a substantial difference to your weight but I think I’ve spoiled that experiment by incorporating gluttony into my diet this month.

How was it? Some wee complaints: a pain in the ball of my foot when I landed, tightness around my knees, heavy feet but all cleared up as I ran and I wasn’t sure whether they were a result of not resting for 21 days or just standard ‘warm up’ pains. Other than that, another nice day meant it was a unseasonably warm run for January and my blesses gripe was wearing too many layers (a nice complaint to have!).

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