Yesterday was an important day for me: it was the launch of this year’s spring 5×50 Challenge!
This will be my sixth year taking part and I know that it always helps me to stay motivated and committed to my health and fitness goals.
For those who don’t know what it is, it’s a challenge to run 5k or do 30 minutes of exercise a day for 50 days. There are lots of variants including team challenges and challenges that start smaller and build up to 30 minutes by the end of the 50 days so it is inclusive and can suit all fitness levels.
I’ve signed up to do 30 minutes per day- some days will be more, some days will be a run or even a walk, but I am committed to doing some activity every day.
I started this year’s challenge with a 5k run around the harbour in glorious sunshine which was good. My pace was a little better than I had expected and I managed it in 33.13. I have a long way to go to get back under 30 mins but I need to start somewhere, right?
Last week I was a bit up-and-down. I started off strong with Glo on Monday and then with Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates on Tuesday but I missed JogScotland on Wednesday and I wasn’t back in time for PiYo on Thursday. Being committed to the 5×50 should mean that even if I do miss a class I will make up for it with a run or another form of activity. I’ll keep you posted with my progress!
There is still time to join me, you can sign up or find out more at 5×50.org
Another Monday, another successful week in the bag 💪🏻. Despite being away for work midweek, I still managed to get a solid week of activity and another good week of eating on track and firmly under my belt. I’m beginning to build up some momentum on this healthy living journey!
We had another ace Glo class on Monday, and on Tuesday I managed a walk as I was driving for a large part of the day. I knew I wouldn’t manage to get back in time for Jog Scotland on Wednesday but I was up and out early, running in Dunfermline. It was good to get my run in, but it was a reminder that early morning runs are not my favourite! On Thursday I had PiYo and we managed to do Flow- both sections, both sides as well as the tough lower body track, and we also had our first go at the new Power section. Wow! I torched those calories that night!
Friday was another walk, before a lovely day on Saturday when we had another Fèis day. I helped out with the children’s sessions in the morning before trying the bodhran in the afternoon. I can tell you- it’s harder than it looks!
Here we are- another Monday, and another chance to refocus on my goals and another opportunity to remember why I am doing it.
Have a wonderful week!
Well, I did it. One week of solid exercise and eating goals- achieved. I know the consistency is key, but managing to get to all of my activities and eat well for a full week has eluded me for a while.
Last Monday started with a double header of Glo followed by Sculpt, and it’s a tough double class with a cardio session followed by resistance and strength training.
Tuesday was a much needed Trigger Point Pilates, and from this week Sculpt switched to before TPP on a Tuesday which suits me better.
Finally, I made it along to Jog Scotland on Wednesday night where I got in a solid, steady run and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It felt great to stretch out my legs again.
I even managed to get back to PiYo for the first time in a few weeks- and I just love it. The lower body section and total body fusion track of this round are brilliant. We didn’t have VeraFlow but hopefully it will be back on soon.
I rounded up my week with a walk on Friday and on Saturday which was perfect for recovery.
I know I won’t manage a full week of activity this week due to some work commitments but I’ll get along to whatever I can, starting with Glo again tonight. Bring it on! I’m feeling refreshed after a quiet weekend at home so I’m ready to get stuck into this new week. Yes!
Hands up – who found their plans scuppered last week due to the ‘Beast fae the East’? Not just me then? While we weren’t as badly affected in Tarbert as many places, we did have some snow which affected JogScotland, which was unfortunately cancelled two weeks in a row. Classes were affected to some degree, too, but we did have an awesome double header on Tuesday, when we had a Sculpt class, followed by Trigger Point Pilates. And we worked HARD at sculpt, I still had DOMS on Friday!
I’m finding that TPP is just what my body needs after a week of workouts, and it’s making a real difference.
Now that the weather is improving as we move into this week, I’m hoping for a full week of activity: tonight I have a douple class: Glo followed by Sculpt, and I have TPP on Tuesday. I’m hoping to get a short run in befroe that, too. Wednesday should ber a welcome return to JogScotland, and I’m really looking forward to PiYo and VeraFlow on Thursday.
I’ve eaten well this week, with most meals cooked from scratch (not by me, but by Tony of course), and I’ve mostly had healthy snacks. All in all I’m happy with that.
Here’s my weekly dose of Monday Motivation:
Have a good week – and let’s get back on it!