January, the first month of my yo-yo health efforts.
The first week went well and I felt a shift in my mentality. The second and third weeks however, I worked pretty much 5 13hr shifts in a row then my friends came over for three days then I worked another 4 13hr shifts. I was ridiculously tired after work and so didn’t do any of my Body Coach workouts. I did still try and eat well apart from when my friends came over where one night we had a Chinese takeaway and I did have a fair few alcoholic beverages.
This past week, yet again I’ve been working lots and on my long shifts, by the time I get home, shower and eat something quickly, it’s time for bed before I have to get up for my next shift. Therefore, I don’t feel I have time for a workout. I only did about 3 Body coach workouts over the two week period.
This said, on my two days off which have just gone, I found myself just sitting down watching tv after doing chores etc. I knew I needed to move more even if I did a workout. But could I be bothered to figure out a route? To drive out to the countryside (there is literally no where nice around here). My brain had a fight with its self to the point I got so fed up, I just up and left the house – forcing myself to get out. And you know what – I’m glad I did. I went and did a 4 mile route each day in two different places. It was so good to get back out into the fresh air and with nature again. I forgot how much I missed it and how happy it made me. Here are a few pics….
I’m not going to lie, by the end of both I was happy I was close to my car. There were quite a few hills, not big ones but enough to make me puff. This is something I need to really try and focus on as I have a few 26 mile charity walks coming up later in the year….. yes.
So what I’ve said to myself is to try and get out for at least a 4 mile walk on as many of my days off that I can. If it’s pissing it down, home workout or gym. Just SOMETHING to keep me moving.
How are you all doing with your January?