Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

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:

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Have a great week!

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

I’ll say it: for the past couple of weeks I’ve been off track in terms of food, and exercise. It happens to us all, and I know from bitter experience that once you start to slide it’s easy to just continue.

Not this time 😉 I’m checking myself, and getting back on track. The heatlyh eating starts right now, and the fitness regime gets back on track tonight. It’s been easy to make excuses during the holidays with so much else happening, and exercise classes not being on. But I know that’s what they are – excuses.

One of my New Year resolutions, though, was to stop beating myself up if I don’t keep on track, and that has been a challenge itself but one that I’m really working on. I just need to pause, refocus and get right back into the game.

I’m back at circuits tonight – and a good, cardio/strength class is just what I need on a Monday to frame my week and get me off to a positive start. I know that well! So that’s where I’ll be this evening if you’re looking for me; I’ll be making friends with planks, squats, v sits and lots of other old friends again tonight 🙂  I came across this quote, and it sums up what I’ve been thinking today: stay honest!

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Just a quick pit stop post from me today. I have a full-on week ahead and not enough hours in the day to get everything done, but I need to remember this:

Have a great week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hello, here we are at the start of a brand new week, and I can’t quite believe that we are in August already, with schools going back next week. How on earth did that happen?

I had a pretty good week last week, keeping my eating on track and my activity levels up. Now I need to be consistent and keep that going throughout this week.

Most of my activity was walking, but I also did a TPP class on Tuesday and squeezed in a very wet run on Wednesday.

This weekend we’ve been busy cleaning and organising which definitely torched a stack load of calories!

Here’s a little motivation for us all today, if we need it:

Have a great week!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

This has been a very quick summer, and August is now almost upon us. How has that happened? I’ve had such a great summer so far and the weather continues to be better than usual so I’ll be making the most of it with a walk along the harbour later.

We’ve had another busy weekend with excellent company, fantastic meals out, family parties and gin, of course!

But what it means is my waistline is paying the price! And with more events planned, I have some dresses that I now need to shrink into! So, it back to the routine as much as possible over the next few weeks.

I’ve had a cheeky day off today, and I have spent it cleaning, washing and weeding – so it hasn’t been spent in the sofa for once!

Here’s to a new week:

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom