It’s Monday, and for us it’s a bank holiday. Yay! I love an extra Monday off, with nothing much planned 🙂
How was your week? Mine was very mixed: a week where the best laid plans went awry. I started off last Monday with a brilliant Circuits class. I’m finding that my fitness is recovering and every week I am making progress. It’s such a great way to start off the week, revving up with both strength and cardio. I tried out my new leggings from OgiYogi and they were amazing!
I knew I wouldn’t make it to Sculpt or TPP on Tuesday as I was on my way to stay at my parents for early meetings in Glasgow on Wednesday. I did manage a short walk, though. The plan for Wednesday to Friday was to be in London for work, so I planned lots of walking a s packed my resistance bands, but Storm Ali put paid to my plans, and London wasn’t meant to be this time. I did walk around 15k steps on Wednesday and one positive was I made it back for PiYo on Thursday. This new round is ace, and as we have lots of beginners it’s been a chance to really focus on technique and getting each move right.
I had a day off on Friday, and so I decided to head out for a 5k run. It was amazing! The first self motivated run in a while, and I loved it.
We had visitors all weekend, but on Sunday we did go out for a walk in the rain, and this morning, @TheWelshWookie and I got another 5k in. It’s the first 5k that he has done in a long, long time: as he said, it’s wasn’t fast and it wasn’t pretty- but he smashed it!
I may well have rediscovered my running mojo, just in time for the autumn! Have a wonderful week ☺️
Just a quick motivation pic from me this week, catch up next week!
Hands up if, like me, you’re finding these darker mornings a little more depressing and tougher to get started on? Add in the wind and the rain and it’s just not the best start to the week after such a beautiful summer!
But along with this comes the promise of crisp, cool evening walks and the smell of autumn in the air of course.
And that helps when I’m thinking ahead to my weekly routine, and what I’ll be able to achieve.
Last week was good:
Monday I was back as circuits and I worked pretty hard. The additional cardio with skipping was most welcome!
Tuesday was another excellent doubler, with the resistance band based Sculpt class followed by Trigger Point Pilates.
I managed to get a good amount of steps in on Wednesday as I didn’t get to Jog Scotland. I’m definitely up for it this week, as it’s been three weeks since I last ran!
On Thursday we had a new round of PiYo and it was brilliant to see a lot of new faces joining us. I’m looking forward to the routine building in the coming few weeks.
I also managed a walk on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so I had an above average week for activity!
Given why I said earlier about mornings, here’s something to help if you feel the same: Have an amazing week!
Well, after last week’s admission, I’m pleased to report that last week showed real improvement. Or, at least it did until the weekend when I was at a harp residential and I firmly fell of the healthy eating bandwagon! There were so many fantastic treats that I just couldn’t help myself! 🙂 We had a brilliant time practising and learning som emew pieces and techniques, and I really turned a corner in terms of how I think about playing. It was such a worthwhile – and fun – weekend away!
So while learning the clarsach is helping me in so many ways, I also need to eat well and exercise – everything in balance! My activity last week was –
Monday – Circuits. It felt great to be back, and I worked hard. I’ve definitely lost some conditioning over the summer, but I’ll be looking to exceed where I was before. We worked in pairs, which was a shake up from before, and Jacqui mixed in some new (and old) techniques including partners wall sits, made more difficult by holding back your partner using a resistence band while they did squat jumps. Loved it!
Tuesday – a double header of Sculpt and TPP. Sculpt was up first – we used resistence loop bands to work on a variety of exercises for legs, glutes, arms, core, etc. It’s a tough workout, but I find that the class absolutely flies in! Then, after the DOMS have kicked in from Monday, and the tiredness from Sculpt, it’s time for Trigger Point Pilates which has really helped with recovery.
I didn’t manage along to JogScotland on Wednesday night as I had an appointment, and I knew I’d need to pack for my weekend away. I won’t manage this week either – so my plan is to get back to JogScotland next Wednesday instead.
Thursday – we did Round 57 of PiYo for the last time! I’ve really enjoyed this round, as it really mixed things up a bit. We even did the Bonus Flow track as well as the usual Flow track, eek! The bonus round had lots of core work, so it was tough, but great – right up my street.
I was then away Friday – Sunday, so didn’t get much chance to do anything much. Back to it today, though, with another full week of activity and healthy eating planned.
Here’s today’s motivation:
Have a great week!