Fitness Update - 1

09:00:00

Hi guys...

I guess it's about time I did a fitness update...

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I feel ashamed. I wrote a post giving my 5 week fitness plan and I guess you could say I haven't done very well. I thought making and sharing a plan would keep me motivated and make me go do stuff. I thought wrong. 

Recently I feel like my whole life has changed and yet it isn't due to change until at least September 17th (I think that is going to be my moving date). I have quite some time yet but knowing that time goes fast when you don't want it to, my brain has been functioning as if I have no time left. Myself and my parents have been out shopping multiple times trying to make sure I have everything I need and I've been researching everything I can. It's honestly quite overwhelming, but I am getting really excited. I just want to be there already!

I can't quite remember where the making of the 5 week plan was in relation to the whole decision making but either way my head has been so full of all sorts of dates, places, plans, etc. It's been so hard to keep track! I'm still struggling. Currently my calendar and phone are my two best friends. (I'm dying today because my phone stopped working and I've had to take it in to get fixed - it's amazing how much of my life is on there!) Among all the planning, I thought actually keeping to a fitness routine would help me stay on track but then I remembered my gym has been close for refurbishment. It literally closed the week I was to begin the routine. It completely through me.

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Luckily my gym membership covers all classes available at my local YMCA and also at all the other YMCAs in the Fylde area. Because of their closing times though, I have been unable to get to some sessions after work and it has been a bit of a nuisance having to drive at least 15 minutes (instead of 2) to get to a place that I'm not very comfortable in. I was used to my gym but now I have to go to this much smaller one where all the machines seem the wrong way round and I can't get used to it.

On the plus side, I have been. Only recently though. I have finally managed to get off my arse and get moving. I've mostly been doing cardio, with a little resistance, just to get me back into things. 5K at a time. I'm actually quite proud of that since this time last year I wouldn't have been able to do anything close to that!

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For the past couple of years I have been struggling with my wrist. I kept thinking I had twisted it because it would get better but than slowly it started getting worse. This year has been horrible in comparison so I finally went to the doctors in January and after to being referred multiple times, I now find myself at physio every couple of weeks. This time round I have been told to do everything completely normal at the gym, including arm exercises, which I usually avoid. Being the wannabe fitness freak that I am, I have booked in at the YMCA for a personal training session for arm exercises. Now I have to go.

Despite my bad start, I'm feeling good about it all. I've started back at the gym and my mum has just bought a weighted hula hoop so I can have some fun with that at home! I'm very determined to keep this going. Especially with uni coming up. Where I'm going, they have a big athletic union and I'm really interested in getting involved with the hockey teams and the dance squad so I really do need to get my fitness levels up! More on that to come...

Things to do:
- buy more fitness clothes
- do more resistance and weight training
- do more ab workouts at home
- make healthy snacks

On the whole I'm doing better, and I'm more determined than ever!

I shall keep you updated from time to time!
See ya'll later!
- KC xx

How are you doing with your fitness goals? How often do you workout?

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28 comments

  1. All of these fitness activities will pay off in the long run, and omg I can not imagine living without my phone x

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  2. I quite like the times when my phone goes in for repair - quiet times for a change lol. I'm just looking to tone up but I hope you continue on a good path! x

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  3. I started the c25k at the start of the year but the last few months have been so hard to get out and about as my husband had been away so much. My daughters start nursery in September so I'm hoping to start it back up then. Good luck and hope the move goes well xx

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  4. I need to get into better shape. As a busy mum exercise is something I need to make more time for.

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  5. You could have easily given up when the gym closed so well done for persevering xx

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  6. Oh no, I couldn't be without my phone, hope it gets fixed OK! At least you've made a fitness plan, even if you haven't stuck to it completely, I really need to get my fitness levels up. I hope you have fun at Uni, my boys both played hockey at theirs.

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  7. I really need to do something, I rarely get to sit down as seem to be up and down all over but obviously not the right kind of exercise. Well done for sharing and you make me feel like I want to do something x

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  8. It's always a bit tough to get into a routine bit you'll get there once you've settled into your new place next month x

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  9. It's always tough getting into a routine, especially when big life changes occur. Don't beat yourself up! xo

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  10. This summer my fitness routine gone out the window. I have promise myself that comes in September i will get back into a routine. I better or my husband will kick my arse into gear!

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  11. I don't really have any fitness goals but I'm so impressed by yours!

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  12. We all get in a rut at some stage so don't beat yourself up it happens. Hope things get better for you x

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  13. Great start, keep up the great work. I need to get back to it once we return from our holiday! :)
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  14. It's great that you've been making progress. The personal training session should help!

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  15. Getting motivated is the hardest part of working out. I spent a lot of this summer traveling and it really disrupted my established fitness regime. Now I'm struggling to get off my backside! I've done one session of the 30 day shred and I feel like I've been hit by a train!

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  16. Having been in Wales for a few days with no mobile phone signal, it was actually quite liberating to not constantly hearing the beeping of messages and emails for 4 days x

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  17. I think having goals is great as you then have something to follow. Life without phone would be so hard.

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  18. You have motivated me to move a bit more lol x

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  19. Sometimes our plans don't go the way we want, but that doesn't define us. Getting back up and starting again does.

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  20. Do you find it hard to fit in your fitness regime around blogging? This is my main struggle!

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  21. It's so hard to fit everything in but I think blogging about it helps to keep you on track x

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  22. I love making fitness plans but then life gets in the way... Be careful with that wrist!

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  23. I need to get into shape now. I gave birth nearly three weeks ago and planningto start working out in a couple of weeks xxx

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  24. I need to get moving more and step up with the power walks. Hope the wrist feels better soon x

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  25. Everytime i get into the fitness routine, something in life always comes crashing in and puts fitness to the back of the pack again!

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  26. well, I had big plans this years to go to the gym, but so far I have only been once!! Yep, just the once. I really need to start making this more of a priority

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  27. I slacked off on fitness in general for awhile. I did change my eating habits so I still have been losing weight. Seeing those pounds gone has motivated me to start being more active to help the process. Hope you able to stick to your plan and good luck with moving.

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