So May is over and my 5k a day challenge is no more. The total distance I was set to cover was roughly from where I live to Chesterfiled (140km). The rest of the month went like this (16.8km outstanding from first two weeks): Week 3 - expected distance 35km Tuesday 15th = 0 Wednesday … Continue reading 140km or 87 miles?
The challenge I have set for myself is to run #5kadayinMay - well when I say run it began somewhat painfully, and, can only be described as detested interval training to get my fitness back to a normal level. For anyone considering running, if you are just starting out or need some support there are … Continue reading May, May 5k a day
The title says it all really! Things were really busy and hectic in March, then continued pretty much the same way throughout April. But now I'm back! I've had a great couple of months; completely invested in and loving my new job, as well as enjoying quality time with my family and friends. So my … Continue reading March madness and the April Fool!
January is the month of self-promises; resolutions to get healthy and fit - a marketeers' dream! Therefore, it's not surprising that Britain's diet industry is estimated to be worth £2billion. So, why do we all buy into it? We are constantly bombarded with images of super thin celebrities and feel we have to be skinny … Continue reading Tea-tox?
Earlier this year my Dad died after bravely battling esophageal cancer. The night he passed away is still fresh in all our minds, but it's this night that leads to my first 30 day activity. That night I couldn't sleep and so turned to the facial book - the first post I see is "Beat … Continue reading Boxing day (not 26th December)
As a wise person (not entirely sure who as Google claims it was both Benjamin Franklin and Sir Winston Churchill!) once said "Failing to plan is planing to fail". My plan is pretty straightforward, I will be splitting the following 600 days into 20 30-day chunks. Throughout this time I hope to try many wonderful … Continue reading My 600 day plan…
It's that time of year again, where you can't avoid nights out, and trying to be "good" is the biggest pain in the ass. My weekend began on Friday 1st December, the day of the work Christmas party. I began the day "carbing-up" with a sausage sandwich, so as not to get too drunk - … Continue reading Sprouts, shots and symphonies!
I'm officially inducted, at the brand-new, £10.3 million Bromsgrove Sport and Leisure Centre. I was extremely impressed with the equipment, classes available and the staff. I selected the annual membership because as well as being the most cost effective option I thought it would encourage me to go more?! My induction was pain-free and consisted of … Continue reading A fully fledged member of the gym…
My body changed almost immediately with my last pregnancy, and after the miscarriage I have retained the belly - which is another sh%$ slap in the face reminder. I know my husband adores me (and my body), but I'm just not feeling the love for myself. Simply put, I enjoy my food. I work in … Continue reading My body…
I'll set the scene for you... at 38 years old I'm a relatively healthy woman, wife and mum of 1, plus 2 step-children. Life is hectic pretty much all of the time with school commitments, family activities, work and a social life - so where do I find the time for me? Like countless others I … Continue reading The start of something new?