Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hello! Yesterday I did something I hadn’t done so far in 2018. I ran in an organised race! I can’t believe it is half way through the year and it’s my first of the year so far.

I ran in the Great Women’s Run, a 10k in Glasgow. I’ve done it a few times before but not for several years, and not since the route changed. The changes were for the better- and it was amazing! I ran with my sis-in-law Janice who achieved a fabulous time of 53 minutes 👏🏻 and her friend Claire who also ran in a great time of under an hour!

Here’s the medal: and the T shirt and goody bag: I’m feeling it tonight though, but I did go to circuits which was tough on my tired body!

Last week’s round up:

Monday- circuits

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- Jog Scotland Corranbuie route

Thursday- PiYo

Friday- walk

Saturday- walk

Sunday- 10k race

It’s three weeks until I have a holiday. We haven’t had time off since Christmas so my body- and my mind- are ready for it!

Here’s your motivation for this week-

Have a great week!

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

What a stonking week weather wise! It has been absolutely a-ma-zing! And to match the weather my motivation was much improved last week, certainly in terms of keeping my food healthier. And while I didn’t get in all of the runs I had intended, I walked a lot instead 👍🏻

Here’s my weekly summary:

Monday: Body Blitz Circuits. I pushed hard and could barely lift my arms by the end of class, resulting in DOMS for days afterwards!

Tuesday: a much needed Trigger Point Pilates class, which felt great after circuits

Wednesday: JogScotland run out the Glen Road which passed very quickly. Loved it!

Thursday: walk

Friday: walk

Saturday: walk

Sunday: we went to Campbeltown to support those taking part in the MOK (Mull of Kintyre) 10k and half marathon. It was great- though very hot and with a pretty severe headwind at parts. I was glad to be spectating and not running!

The Great Women’s Run is now less than two weeks away ( and, yes, I do still call it the Glasgow Women’s 10k which it was called for years!) and I definitely haven’t done as much training as I should, but I’ll definitely get round, no question. My TimeHop this week reminded me that five years ago I was comfortably running 10ks in sun one hour. Although I was able to do that this time last year, I’ve not done enough running to get near that. And I may never get back to those times again, but I reckon I’m fitter now than I was then with a much better balance of activities and recovery. It’s taken me a long time to get to this point where I’m pretty happy with my activities- though I would like to squeeze an extra run in each week.

Here’s something that has helped me with getting my mindset right at the moment-

Have a great week!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

After a tough week the week before last, I finally managed to have a more structured week with my health and fitness last week. My cold was still there, and it has lasted into this week, which is really unusual- I normally find a cold shifting after a few days, and long gone within a week. Alas, not this time. Anyway, last week was better than the previous one, and my activity diary looked like this:

Monday- body blitz circuits

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- Jog Scotland, hill repeats

Thursday- PiYo

Friday- Walk

Saturday- Walk

Sunday- rest

Monday’s circuit class was a tough one. I really love starting my week with this class, but having the cold really curtailed my performance. On Tuesday I was on Islay but I just made it back in time for TPP which I was very grateful for after a long day. Wednesday meanwhile I made it back to Jog Scotland and although I was feeling better, I struggled on the hills and didn’t perform as well as I would have liked but I ground it out and got it done. I had another busy day on Thursday but was back in time for PiYo. We had a couple of beginners join us so the pace was slower than usual which my weary body was grateful for! On Friday I had another early start and another ferry journey, this time to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. It was a gorgeous day, and in the evening we went for a walk to get the heart rate up a bit! I had planned a run on Saturday after Clarsach class, but with the sun out again we spent some time in the garden doing more tidying up including weeding and mowing before heading out for a lovely relaxing walk to make the most of the weather. It was just what I needed after a busy week.

Today I’ve been in Helensburgh but made it back- just in time for Circuits and my performance was much improved from last week. That pesky cold is still hanging around but it’s slowly shifting. Yay!

My eating has been pretty inconsistent this week with some days better than others. We’ve been better this weekend, and my evening meals have been jam packed with good food and veggies. It’s been the eating-on-the-go that has been the issue! Oh well, back to it.

Here’s today’s motivation:

Have a great week!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

After the coughing, sneezing and runny noses of last week, I still managed to do it: another 5×50 Challenge is in the bag! I really enjoyed it this year, and found myself looking forward to doing and then logging my activities every day, staying accountable. Here’s a summary of my past 50 days:

It’s been filled with classes, runs, walks and a few curveball activities but it’s been ace. Roll on October to the next round. Is anyone joining me?

One thing that has been at the forefront of my mind this week as my physical activities have been much lower impact that usual due to this cold is that we do need to think of our health, fitness and wellbeing holistically. When one element is out of balance it can have a huge impact on another so I’m the coming few days as I’m recovering I’ll be giving that much more attention than usual.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Just a short post from me today on this bank holiday Monday:

Have a brilliant week!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Spring has arrived in Tarbert!

We’ve had a fabulous, sunny weekend which has been a welcome and long awaited change- and we made the most of it.

I’ve had a bit of a better week in terms of my nutrition and I’ve also had a solid week keeping my 5×50 challenge on track. Here’s how it happened:

Monday- circuits. Love this class, it’s a great HIIT session balancing cardio and strength working virtually every part of my body. It’s ace!

Tuesday- Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday- an appointment meant that I missed Jog Scotland but I did get a brisk walk in instead

Thursday- PiYo where we built in the previous week, developing this new round

Friday- recovery walk

Saturday- another walk. I planned to run, but I had lots on and didn’t manage to squeeze that in, but I did get a good walk in while getting stuff done

Sunday- we spent three hours in the garden weeding, scraping, clearing, pruning and cutting back. I must have done hundreds of squats so I’m definitely counting it as my exercise. I felt it today!

I came across this post on Pinterest and thought I’d share it with you. I think it’s something that really sends a clear message that- sometimes- we all need to hear: Have a good week everyone 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

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! 🙈

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom