2021 – Starting the Year with a Bang

Happy new year everyone! Whilst I’m not expecting miracles, I’m praying that we shall regain some normality from this shite Coronavirus at least by summer!

Now then, just look at the state of this…

WHAT EVEN IS THAT?!?!?!?!?!? I have NEVER been anywhere close to this figure before. What makes it worse is – I’ve not even been eating that bad and I’ve been walking more! I got so depressed after weighing myself – I have to lose 3 stone to get back to my heavy weight of 16st. It’s going to be awful!!!!!!!

I’ve decided not to go with resolutions this year and simply set monthly goals to try and be more manageable.

My goal for January is to lose 7ibs. Its going to be awfully hard but you can’t expect change without changing yourself and your habits!

What are your goals for January or resolutions?

S x

Hello Weekend

Well, I think I’ve smashed this Saturday morning.

Remember yesterday’s no motivation post?

Well I’ve completed a Nike morning workout for just under half an hour and also the Couch to 5 k first run for half an hour too. But you’re on week two I hear you say… I’m starting again for my partner who has decided they want to do it too.

Have a great weekend all!

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

Run 3 – C25k

Ouch! That’s all I can say about today’s run that concludes week 1 of the Couch to 5k programme.

Not because it was tough or that I couldn’t manage to keep running in the running sections but because my knee and ankle were not enjoying it one bit.

Ice and elevation it is for a little while!