Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

What a week! It was incredibly busy for me, with a full on working week and another packed weekend.

I continued on my 5×50 challenge, keeping the momentum up until Thursday but getting meaningful exercise in over this weekend was incredibly difficult. Here’s what I managed:

Monday: the week started well with a lovely Veraflow class.

Tuesday: my usual Double Bubble with Sculpt followed by Trigger Point Pilates. I tried out my new balls which were amazing!

Wednesday: at Jog Scotland we did sprints – a 19 minute warm up followed by 2×2 minutes tempo, 4×1 minute and 4×30 sec sprints and a 19 minute cool down. Ace!

Thursday: a fab PiYo Class. It was amazing and I felt great afterwards!

Then, it all fell apart a little…..

Friday: I tried to get extra steps in, and we found ourselves trying to catch up some distance even in the supermarket. All in all I managed a disappointing 2.5k.

On Saturday I did a little better. We had our Christmas Day out – at sing-along-Calamity-Jane and I kicked off the day with a brisk 30 minute walk to the train station. Yay!

Sunday: not great. I was up and out early, visiting George Square in Glasgow for Remembrance Sunday. I did manage over 6.75k, so it wasn’t too bad. But it wasn’t a purposeful walk either.

I’m back on track today, and though I know I have another challenging weekend coming up with my brother and soon-to-be sister in law’s wedding on Saturday, I may well be counting dancing as my activity!

Here’s some motivation for this week:

Have a good one!

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Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

It’s another fresh week, and another damp start here in Argyll. How was your week? I was quite pleased with how I kicked off another 5×50 Challenge, and I stuck to my seven days of activity with no huge issues. Go me!

For those of you not familiar with it, the challenge is to do 5k or 30 minutes of exercise a day for 50 days, and this round kicked off last Sunday. Here’s what I did:

Sunday: a walk through Blarbuie Woods

Monday: Veraflow

Tuesday: Sculpt followed by Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday: run with Jog Scotland

Thursday: 30 minute walk

Friday: 5k run

Saturday: 5k walk

Sunday: 6.6k walk along Crinan Canal

Not bad! Given that the weather is changing and we move into later autumn, here’s a reminder for you: Here’s to another great week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

For today’s post, I’m going to share a thought with you.

I’m thinking about shaking up my blog a little. It’s become routine, same-y and perhaps even a little boring. And if I’m feeling it, then I’m pretty sure you’re thinking the same thing.

Between now and the end of the year I’ll be thinking about what I want from it, and what I want to use it for.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, feel free to share them here.

On another topic, I’ve signed up for another 5×50 Challenge and today is day two. I’ll share my weekly summary pics with you next Monday so you can see what I’ve been up to 👍🏻

And in the meantime, here’s your Monday Motivation:

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Happy new week!

How was your weekend? Mine was filled with Clarsach and organising- two of my favourite things!

That rounded off a good, solid week for me that looked like this:

Monday: circuits. It was pretty near to a PT session as there were only three of us, so Jacqui mixed it up with reps rather than timed stations. I loved it!

Tuesday: Sculpt followed by TPP. Sculpt is really making a difference to my overall conditioning and I’m finding that TPP is critical to my recovery.

Wednesday: it was absolutely lashing with rain, but I got out there with the JogScotland crew and did sprints. Badass!

Thursday: PiYo, and the beginners are certainly ramping it up, and catching up quickly!

Friday: we went for a wet and windy walk

Saturday: another good walk after Clarsach

Sunday: rest

I’m really pleased with how last week shaped up. This week and next will be very different- I have a lot of travelling this week, so I’ll be squeezing in walks and resistance training as and when I can!

Here’s your Monday Motivation: Have a good week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

I’ve had a busy week and an even busier weekend, so this is just a quick stop by.

Last week I did well, I definitely rediscovered my running mojo! Here’s how my exercise worked out:

Monday: 5k run

Tuesday: Sculpt and Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday: pyramid lamppost sprints with Jog Scotland

Thursday: PiYo

Friday: 6k Run

Saturday: a spa day at Portavadie, including a walk there and back.

Not too bad! Here’s some motivation for next week:

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

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 ☺️