Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

After a tough week the week before last, I finally managed to have a more structured week with my health and fitness last week. My cold was still there, and it has lasted into this week, which is really unusual- I normally find a cold shifting after a few days, and long gone within a week. Alas, not this time. Anyway, last week was better than the previous one, and my activity diary looked like this:

Monday- body blitz circuits

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- Jog Scotland, hill repeats

Thursday- PiYo

Friday- Walk

Saturday- Walk

Sunday- rest

Monday’s circuit class was a tough one. I really love starting my week with this class, but having the cold really curtailed my performance. On Tuesday I was on Islay but I just made it back in time for TPP which I was very grateful for after a long day. Wednesday meanwhile I made it back to Jog Scotland and although I was feeling better, I struggled on the hills and didn’t perform as well as I would have liked but I ground it out and got it done. I had another busy day on Thursday but was back in time for PiYo. We had a couple of beginners join us so the pace was slower than usual which my weary body was grateful for! On Friday I had another early start and another ferry journey, this time to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. It was a gorgeous day, and in the evening we went for a walk to get the heart rate up a bit! I had planned a run on Saturday after Clarsach class, but with the sun out again we spent some time in the garden doing more tidying up including weeding and mowing before heading out for a lovely relaxing walk to make the most of the weather. It was just what I needed after a busy week.

Today I’ve been in Helensburgh but made it back- just in time for Circuits and my performance was much improved from last week. That pesky cold is still hanging around but it’s slowly shifting. Yay!

My eating has been pretty inconsistent this week with some days better than others. We’ve been better this weekend, and my evening meals have been jam packed with good food and veggies. It’s been the eating-on-the-go that has been the issue! Oh well, back to it.

Here’s today’s motivation:

Have a great week!

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Wednesday Wisdom

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

After the coughing, sneezing and runny noses of last week, I still managed to do it: another 5×50 Challenge is in the bag! I really enjoyed it this year, and found myself looking forward to doing and then logging my activities every day, staying accountable. Here’s a summary of my past 50 days:

It’s been filled with classes, runs, walks and a few curveball activities but it’s been ace. Roll on October to the next round. Is anyone joining me?

One thing that has been at the forefront of my mind this week as my physical activities have been much lower impact that usual due to this cold is that we do need to think of our health, fitness and wellbeing holistically. When one element is out of balance it can have a huge impact on another so I’m the coming few days as I’m recovering I’ll be giving that much more attention than usual.

Have a wonderful week!

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Just a short post from me today on this bank holiday Monday:

Have a brilliant week!

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Spring has arrived in Tarbert!

We’ve had a fabulous, sunny weekend which has been a welcome and long awaited change- and we made the most of it.

I’ve had a bit of a better week in terms of my nutrition and I’ve also had a solid week keeping my 5×50 challenge on track. Here’s how it happened:

Monday- circuits. Love this class, it’s a great HIIT session balancing cardio and strength working virtually every part of my body. It’s ace!

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- an appointment meant that I missed Jog Scotland but I did get a brisk walk in instead

Thursday- PiYo where we built in the previous week, developing this new round

Friday- recovery walk

Saturday- another walk. I planned to run, but I had lots on and didn’t manage to squeeze that in, but I did get a good walk in while getting stuff done

Sunday- we spent three hours in the garden weeding, scraping, clearing, pruning and cutting back. I must have done hundreds of squats so I’m definitely counting it as my exercise. I felt it today!

I came across this post on Pinterest and thought I’d share it with you. I think it’s something that really sends a clear message that- sometimes- we all need to hear: Have a good week everyone 🙂

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Thanks to the 5×50 Challenge, I’ve had a great week in terms of fitness and exercise. As for healthy eating? Um…. not so much! I’ve really enjoyed sticking to my challenge and I can’t believe how quickly it is flying by. The only downside is that my appetite is off the scale- and I’m not making the best choices. Well, I’ll be rectifying that starting now.

Last Monday I mentioned that we had started a circuits class. It was brilliant- high intensity and I really felt great afterwards, with DOMS for days. Tuesday was Trigger Point Pilates, ideal after working hard on Monday and on Wednesday I did a 5k run along Helensburgh seafront. I had a watch malfunction and it didn’t record all of my run- but I know I still got it done!

Thursday was the beginning of a new PiYo round and it’s shaping up to be a good one- it was great that some new people joined us for it. On Friday TheWelshWookie and I had a day in Glasgow and it was brilliant. I also easily clocked up 40 exercise minutes and 10k! Saturday was also busy with Fèis but again, a walk later in the day meant I managed 54 exercise minutes and over 10k too. Sunday I stayed on track with 30 minutes of exercise in front of the TV being inspired by everyone running the London Marathon.

Tonight, I was back at circuits and- wow- progress already! In the past I have never managed moving from low to high planks. Never! Tonight, I managed two sets of 30 seconds with a 10 second recovery. It was tough, but I can’t believe I managed it! I also upped the intensity with some of the stations, including doing my mountain climbers using the bosu ball 👍🏻

Here’s my thoughts to kick start this week: It might not be strictly true if you have a great fitness guru in your life like I do with Jacqui who knows when we can push more! Go on… that’s where the magic happens! Have a great week!

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