Welcome to 2018, and a belated Happy New Year to you all. How has the first week of this fresh new year been for you?
I’m still eating my way through a ton of seasonal treats, but I can see the end…. my running for this year is already under way and classes start again tomorrow so I’ll be firmly back on the bandwagon.
For the first time in about 10 years I’m starting the new year with no races planned and no specific fitness goals in mind. I have a few ideas of what I’d like to achieve, and I’ve documented these in my new Bullet Journal (New Year goal right there!) but I’m not too sure which ones I want to prioritise yet. I’ll keep you posted, of course, when I firm these up.
At the moment I’m focusing on getting back to a routine, and not putting pressure in myself to achieve too much.
Here’s something to get you started if you’re facing this new year or your new challenges with trepidation:
Have a great week!
Hello! Just a quick check in from me tonight to summarise last week:
Tuesday: Fitball Stability and Stretch and Flow, which included a taster of trigger point Pilates 👍🏻
work got in the way on Thursday night, and I managed a fair bit of walking on Saturday and Sunday. Not bad! Here’s to another good week.
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!