Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

It’s another new week, yay! How was the last week for you? Mine was ace! I stuck to our New Year Reset all week with little temptation. I kept up my exercise and my healthy eating and I’m definitely feeling the benefits. We also had a lovely, relaxing weekend which is why I needed, too.

Here’s how my week went in terms of exercise:

Monday: I headed out at lunchtime with Alison and Morag for a trail run. We did the same route as the previous Friday and we were slightly quicker. I also made it a little further up the big hill which was great!

I then went to the first Core Conditioning Class- it was tough and really challenging. I reckon I have pretty good core strength but this really pushed me and I have a long way to go to get the variation form. Lots to do!

Next up was Veraflow which was a lovely end to the day, with some great routines and movement ending with a much needed mindfulness section. A triple threat day!

Tuesday: or rather #TwosdayTuesday. It was our first sculpt class since before Christmas and it too was tough to get back into! Next I enjoyed Trigger Point Pilates, eh oh I needed to work out the muscles after a couple of weeks back in my exercise routine.

Wednesday: week two of our Jog Scotland block, our group did hill repeats which is a drill I struggle to do on my own. I’m really pleased we’re being challenged with different drills every week!

Thursday: I managed to fit in a walk and rounded the off on 12,500 steps

Friday: a cold, wintry walk along the harbour

Saturday: I had planned a run but my calf felt a little tight so we went for another harbour walk instead

Sunday: rest

All in all, I thought my week was good, all be it a little too front loaded. I’m not complaining though!

My new trail shoes arrived on Saturday so I’m planning on christening them with a lunchtime trail run tomorrow. Can’t wait!

I think this will be my mantra: have a great week!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Back to it!

After a few weeks of holidays, festivities, celebrations and parties; of eating and drinking my body weight in chocolate, prosecco and gin it is time to get back to routine.

Over the past few days I’ve enjoyed the remaking treats we’ve had a home and I’m ready to knuckle down and get back on track.

Here’s my plan:

Almost dry January- I’m not committing to dry January as I have some celebrations coming up, but I have cut out the extra booze when on the sofa. On track so far!

New Year Reset- Jacqui has organised a private group to keep each other on track and motivated during January. Keeping focussed is the key and this will be a huge help.

Back to Class- I’m looking forward to classes starting again later this week as the routine is a real positive for me. Over the past few weeks we’ve done lots of walking but I know I need to step it up.

Running Goals- I’ve committed to running the Kintyre Way Relay in May (eek!) which will be a great challenge. My plan is to add in some hill runs to my usual running routes while also building mileage. I’m planning on two runs this week- Jog Scotland on Wednesday and a lunchtime trail run on Thursday.

I’m not taking on too much, just getting back to basics and building my health and fitness again after a month of craziness!

Have a great week!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Less of a motivational post from me today and more of a statement of current affairs! Have a wonderful Christmas all 🎄🥂

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Did you miss me last week? I was off on holiday and so I also took a sneaky little holiday from posting, too.

What did you miss? I bet I missed more!

As we had a fabulous family wedding and a trip to see more family, my fitness plans- and my 5×50 Challenge- did slip however.

Here’s a roundup of the past two weeks:

Monday – Veraflow which is a lovely, lovely class

Tuesday- Sculpt followed by Trigger Point Pilates

Wednesday – Walk

Thursday – PiYo

Friday – I didn’t get any meaningful activity in, so I’ll count that as a rest day 😉

Saturday – Wedding – I danced A LOT

Sunday – not much activity but we did walk to and from places in the West End

The following week:

Monday – travelling all day

Tuesday – walk

Wednesday – walk

Thursday- walk

Friday – walk

Saturday – walk

Sunday – walk

Did you spot the pattern last week? 🤣 The weather was lovely for late autumn- dry, crisp and cold so we made the most of it by getting out and walking. I’ve had some twinges in my left knee: nothing serious but I felt I should rest it and walk rather than risking it and running.

Here’s something different for today’s motivation, I do hope you like it: I’m not sure how achievable some of these are (day 21 – really?) but others look good to me. Have a great week!

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!

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:

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 ☺️

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: