Spring has sprung, at long last and I find myself looking out at glorious sunshine for a rare change. It really does lift the mood and make me feel more eager to stay on my health and well-being path.
I managed to do that for most of last week. I went for a lovely 4 Mile Run on Monday, and then treated my muscles to Trigger Point Pilates on Tuesday. I then ran another 5k on Wednesday before going to PiYo on Thursday where we went back to the ’80s and did round 40. Boy, was that tough on the lower body! I had planned a run on Friday but went for a walk instead as my legs were tired. Saturday and Sunday we’re both walks, so I haven’t managed to squeeze in that extra run just yet but I have managed to keep my 5×50 Challenge on track. We are almost half way!
Tonight we’re having a circuits class for a change, and I’m really looking forward to it…. I think! Summer body, here I come! 🙈
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!
Hello, all. After a week of poor weather and not quite getting back on track I’m determined to make this week the one that counts for me. I did start off with good intentions last Monday, but various things threw me off track as the week went on.
The good news is I’ve started right today, even managing to burn over 550 calories at Glo tonight. I worked hard!
So, here’s to a new week, and a new focus: 🙂
Welcome to another wintry blue Monday, when people feel low, let their resolutions slide and generally feel meh. But not me! I had a good week last week, with lots of steps and a welcome return to PiYo and Veraflow too. Ok, so my eating has not been great- I’m still enjoying some leftover treats- and I stepped on the scales to see that I’d gained a couple of pounds over the festive period, but all in all it’s not too bad.
This week I’m off to a strong start: I’ve met my veggie quota for today and we were back at Glo Fit tonight, which was a good fat burner. Yay!
So if your motivation is struggling here’s something to help:
Have a wonderful week!