Covid Take 2

Hi everyone. I hope you’re all safe and well.

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I tested positive for Covid on my 30th birthday at the beginning of Oct yet again and my symptoms are lingering … yet again. Starting my 30s off with a bang!

I think any exercise posts will be a lot further in the future and more like rehabilitation ones. At the moment I’m trying to push myself with things like – walk for 5 mins. I even went to get some food from the shop the other day – almost fainted! In the mean time, I shall try and upload some recipe ones when I feel up to writing more posts.

Please, anyone with Covid, take as much time as you need to recover. Long Covid IS REAL. Also, you don’t have to have a cough and temp to have Covid, this time I had neither.

Ongoing symptoms:

  • Headache left side
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Major fatigue (get up to go loo, sit back down and feel like I’ve done a 12hr shift).
  • Breathless doing the smallest tasks
  • Insomnia
  • Hair falling out in clumps
  • Face burning up on same side as headache
  • Tight chest feeling
  • ‘The Covid Choke’
  • Palpatations
  • Dizziness

To name a few.

Stay safe everyone. All the best,

S x

A Little Break

This is my first post in a month or so. I’ve stopped doing the weekly weigh ins recently along with pretty much everything else as I keep getting ill at the moment. Between that and work I am also in the process of buying a house.

Rest assured I’ll be back on track once all this illness is gotten to the bottom of and gone. I’m just focusing on getting back to a ‘normal’ healthy state before I continue with my fitness.

In the mean time I’m trying to snack on veg, currently seasoned sweet potato.

Keep safe all.

Bed Potato

Happy Friday all. Since last Friday evening I have literally just laid in bed doing nothing other than writhe in intermittent pain.

I suppose in a way – rushing to the toilet every 20mins for a few days can count as exercise surely?! Especially not eating anything and not being able to keep sips of fluid in. As you saw the other day, I was 7ibs down (great). However, having been on the mend for the last two days, I have been able to eat bland food (carbs) and so I am sure as hell that weight is already back on (not great).

I will however, show you my bike that I’ve bought. I’ve cycled to work once on it (the day before I got I’ll) and plan on doing it at least once next week. And at least once a week following from that, rota permitting as I work at three different sites.

Here’s to health guys! 🍻 Have a good weekend.

S x

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