Less of a motivational post from me today and more of a statement of current affairs! Have a wonderful Christmas all 🎄🥂
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
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!
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
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!
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
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:
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 ☺️
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:
I’ve not blogged for a couple of weeks, as we’ve been on holiday. It was good to step back and change up my routine with no pressure to keep anything up. We had a bit of a staycation: we visited places in North Wales before going to the Midlands and the coming back up via York. We had a great time!
During the first week, we kept our eating more or less on track, but we’re much more relaxed during the second week. And though we didn’t have any formal fitness plans, we did an awful lot of walking almost every day, often getting around 15,000 – 20,000 steps in. So all in all, not bad!
We are getting back into a routine this week. No circuits tonight, but we got a lovely long walk in after work instead.
Have a good week, whether you are in holiday, working or getting back, and don’t forget:
Hello, I hope you’re well on this dark, misty, damp night. It seems that winter is here, and we’ve started the working week with very little daylight.
Did you have a good week last week? I did, I was back on track and stick to my healthy eating up until the end of the week, but that was all part of my plan 👍🏻
Last Monday saw the return of Glo fitness, which Jacqui has added into the mix in place of WAR during this wintry weather. It felt fantastic to get the heart rate up, with disco lights and glow sticks to boot. Wilma has the most amazing trainers with multi coloured light up soles- I love them! I burned over 450 calories so it was a solid start to the week.
Tuesday night was a double header: Fitball Stability is a real favourite and we’re ramping up the intensity with heavier weights and increased intervals. That class was then followed by PiYo Stretch and Flow which always feels good afterwards.
I made it along to JogScotland on Wednesday- hurrah! And even though I hadn’t run in weeks, I managed a steady 35 minutes with no walk breaks. I really want to keep this up during the winter so I’ll be planning to run again this week, if I’m back in time.
I missed PiYo and VeraFlow on Thursday as I was at the Steps concert! 😀🎉 They were supported by the Vengaboys and I did plenty of dancing, managing over 27,000 steps for the day.
I also managed around 15k steps on Friday and on Saturday too, so I was pretty pleased with how the week went. I enjoyed a bit of a rest day yesterday as I was busy driving home, but I’m back to my usual routine today. Here’s your motivation for today:
Have a brilliant week!