Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

I’m a little later posting tonight than usual, for one reason. I almost forgot to blog at all! Oops! Better later then never 😉

I’ve had a very busy weekend: my parents were through visiting during the end part of last week and into the early part of the weekend before we all headed through to Dumbarton for my niece, Abigail’s Christening yesterday. It was such a wonderful celebration, and spending time with family is always great fun.  

  Isn’t she just too cute? 😍

Have any of you girls out there followed the tradition of proposing to your significant other today? I don’t put much stead in things like that, but I guess it’s a nice way to remember and celebrate a date that only comes around once every four years. 

Here’s something that resonated with me this week, and it applies equally to my fitness goals as it does to other areas of my life:  

 Just move on, and set new goals. 

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Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

  

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Well the sun is shining gloriously in Argyll, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that Spring is on its way. I’m not getting my hopes up yet: late February weather can still be fickle, and you can be fooled by the sun into forgetting that there could very well be ice and frost in the morning.

Nevertheless, this sunshine is very welcome, and it does lift my spirits immensely. 

It’s mid term around here, with some schools off for a few days, others for a week, which makes for planning my work confusing- I can never remember which schools are in and which aren’t! At least I have an excuse for my confusion this week 😉

We had a good weekend- Friday night saw @TheWelshWookie going to see the Glasgow Warriors defeat Münster at rugby while I had a lovely swim at Cameron House with my mum and Angie. It was a fantastic start to the weekend. This week I don’t have Clubbercise tonight, which leaves me with an exercise conundrum: what to do? Run! Is my instant thought. I’m staving off the start of a cold: runny nose and glass-like throat is making me rethink that. I’m thinking that I might try out some at- home PiYo courtesy of YouTube, and given the lovely weather I may finish that with a dip in the hot tub, under the cold and star-filled sky and tonight’s full moon.

Now that does sound like the way to kick off a new week. 

 

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

    

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Welcome to another week! How are you doing? Have you started your week off with a fitness fix?

I’m just back from Clubbercise, where I tripped over one of the disco lights and I broke one of my glowsticks. Not at the same time, though. Oopsy! 

We’ve had visitors this weekend- the Donnellys were through visiting, so we had a weekend of football, walks, fun and games. And wine. Of course. It was a lot of fun. I didn’t squeeze a run in this weekend, but we made up for it in walks, I think.

Here’s a positive thought for the forthcoming week:

  
Be awesome, I love this! 

Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

  

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Hello. Have you had a good week? Mine was good. I’m definitely back into my fitness and overall health improvement groove.

I’ve now had four PiYo classes this year, and I must say that this class is just what I’ve needed. It really fills a huge hole in my routine, giving me the opportunity to really stretch and build strength which can only help my running in the long term.

I’ve tried yoga in the past, but I’ve never found that it works for me- I’ve lacked the discipline and motivation to push myself through, mostly due to my lack of flexibility. With PiYo, the combination of the routines, it’s faster pace and its hiit-style suits me much better. I’m definitely a novice, and that’s both tough and strangely liberating. While I can master some of the more aerobic moves like burpees, I really struggle with some of the balance and tricep/press up moves. I’m finding this a challenge, both mentally and physically, but I’m ok with that. The DOMS are a kind-of reward for my hard work, although they make for a difficult Pound class the following day! 

The mental challenge of finding myself a beginner is something I’m working on- it’s good to admit I don’t know what I’m doing some of the time! 

Jacqui, our instructor, offers great modifications for the moves, and is great at making sure we balance pushing ourselves with being safe.

I’m feeling the benefits of PiYo, but I know that I need to work on it one week at a time, building on my learning each week. 

  
Don’t be afraid- sometimes it’s exactly where we need to be! 

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

  

Monday Motivation 

Monday Motivation 

Let me start tonight by checking you’re all safe, tucked up at home and out of these storms: we’ve just said goodbye to Storm Gertrude and we’re now facing Storm Henry who is just beginning to whip up now.

I’ve had a great week, which had been punctuated by DOMS after each class and run, resulting in some difficulty in getting up and down stairs at work! It’s been fun 😉 I do like it, though, in a weird way- I know I’ve worked hard and my fitness is returning as my muscles repair.

Next on my agenda is to get my kitchen habits back on track. Not that we ate badly last week, we had a week of solid, healthy food, but I’m happy to get back to refuelling properly .  

Have a wonderful week!