Motivation or Lack of

I don’t know whether it’s the intense humid heat that’s made me lethargic and lacking energy this week or just pure laziness. I’ve done absolutely no extra exercise. I’ve had zero motivation whatsoever.

After a days work in full PPE in the hospital, sweating and aching legs make getting up and going out to exercise once getting home even harder.

What does not help is that I am way overdue on my period. My hormones are still all over the shop.

Just need that bit of mentality back to get out of the rut that this week has been.

What do you all use for motivation when you get like this?

S x

Week 2 Run 1 – C25K

Today, I could not be bothered. Hormonal and knackered from work, I got home, showered and set up for an evening watching TV adamant that I wasn’t going to move. My thoughts then turned to potential dinner options, I hadn’t nipped you the shop like I had intended to so I had very limited options – all of which pasta based. Having bought a work canteen meal, a voice in the back of my head started niggling “you have to get off of your fat arse Sophia”. And so, reluctantly, I got up, got dressed and went out on my first run of week 2 of the couch to 5k.

I knew that this run wasn’t going to be nice as 1) I wasn’t in the mood and 2) as I was away last week, it had been 2 weeks since my last run. Rather than 60second runs followed by 90sec walks, week 2 consists of 90sec runs and 120sec walks with the 5 minute warm up and cool down walks obviously. And don’t you feel it! Those extra 30 seconds really do make all the difference. The entire workout is only a few seconds to a minute more than last week but you do get substantially further. It will be great to see if the next two are equally as hard.

S x

Friday Hike

Friday was a decent day for our temperamental British weather. We decided to make the most of it and go for a hike up Kinder Scout from Edale and back around again.

The whole walk was just over 10 miles. It was beautiful the entire way even when I was sweating my head off puffing away trying to climb up Jacob’s Ladder.

Our route down took a slight death defying turn when I took us down the wrong path that abruptly ended at a steep rocky waterfall that we had to clamber down. Made it all the more fun though!

Here are just a few snippets I took along the way. They don’t quite do the actual sights any justice though.

Weekly Weigh in Wk 6/7

I must start this post by making two apologies. The first for the state of my scales. The second for the fact I missed last weeks weigh in , I’ve been on ‘holiday’.

This is back in the right direction again, even though it’s only a small loss. Now I am back home I can get back on to my C25K and also cycling as I’ve just bought a bike!! Exciting times.

Keep safe all.

S x

Weekly Weigh in Wk 3

Up! 5 pounds on this week. What on earth?!

Actually, as much as I wasn’t wanting this to be the case, it was to be expected. This week I have t gone out of my way to do extra exercise. I blame the heatwave which as valid as it may be – could be an excuse.

I’ve also not eaten well in the last couple of days – being my partners birthday and also going elsewhere in the country yesterday driving for the majority of the day so only eating take out food and snacks.

Efforts are needing to be doubled this week to get those ibs back down. No excuses.

Sunday Weigh In Week 2

UNDER THE 18 STONE THRESHOLD.

After a week of cutting down on the food mainly at dinner times and a walk here and there, I’ve managed to knock off a few pounds.

Proof won’t be in the pudding – it will be in if I can maintain or lose this coming week.

I’ve got a recipe and a walk blog I can’t wait to share with you all this week so keep your eyes peeled for those.

S x