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

Hands up – who found their plans scuppered last week due to the ‘Beast fae the East’? Not just me then? While we weren’t as badly affected in Tarbert as many places, we did have some snow which affected JogScotland, which was unfortunately cancelled two weeks in a row. Classes were affected to some degree, too, but we did have an awesome double header on Tuesday, when we had a Sculpt class, followed by Trigger Point Pilates. And we worked HARD at sculpt, I still had DOMS on Friday!

I’m finding that TPP is just what my body needs after a week of workouts, and it’s making a real difference.

Now that the weather is improving as we move into this week, I’m hoping for a full week of activity: tonight I have a douple class: Glo followed by Sculpt, and I have TPP on Tuesday. I’m hoping to get a short run in befroe that, too. Wednesday should ber a welcome return to JogScotland, and I’m really looking forward to PiYo and VeraFlow on Thursday.

I’ve eaten well this week, with most meals cooked from scratch (not by me, but by Tony of course), and I’ve mostly had healthy snacks. All in all I’m happy with that.

Here’s my weekly dose of Monday Motivation:

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Have a good week – and let’s get back on it!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Sometimes, the best laid plans slip. That just about sums up my year to date: here I am, looking at the end of January, and instead of being firmly on track by now as I usually would be, I’m still feeling the hangover from the festive period. I’ve had lots on, and I’ve been busy every weekend which has been wonderful, but the downside is that my routine has suffered.

I did start off – yet again – with good intentions last week: on Monday I had Glo, which was ace! It was just what I needed to blow off some cobwebs and I worked hard, buring almost 600 cals. On Tuesday, I went to Trigger Point Pilates which was just what I felt I needed, and I think that I’m really benefitting from these classes overall.  I also ate well at the start of the week. My work trip to Islay on Thursday meant that I didn’t manage back in time for PiYo, which didn’t really help at all as I find that Thursday nights really keep me focussed and on track heading into the weekend, not to mention that I love the class!

I then had a wonderful weekend away in Edinburgh to see Miss Saigon, and while I walked a lot and reached my step target each day, I did have yet another foodie blow-out. Oh dear. And so here I am, yet again, starting afresh today. My kit is packed and ready for Glo, and I’ve eaten well today so I’m starting this week as I mean to go on. I know that it will be another challenging end to this week with another trip away, and I won’t manage to PiYo or VeraFlow yet again, but I’m determined to do better than I did last week.

So for anyone else feeling the same way, I hope this helps:

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Let’s do this!

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

A little later than usual….

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Wednesday Wisdom 

Wednesday Wisdom 

  

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

How has your Monday been?

Have you been for a run yet today? Struggling to get out that door?

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Hope that helps you 😀