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