142 days into 2014..

Well we are over a 3rd of the way into 2014 and I have not done half the goals I was aiming for on day 1 of this year. I suppose things don’t always go to plan just how you want them.. This post is a bit of a reflection of the last 5 months and how much I am now annoyed with myself because I could be at least a stone to two stone lighter by now. From January to March my exercise routine was going really well, gym 3-5 times a week and my fitness was building back up really well.. As I got into April this changed due to work being busy and college and uni becoming more stressful. I know it just an excuse I suppose but I have finally realised I do far too much. With being ill these past few weeks I have completely lost all my fitnessย and I’m still not 100% now, it really is dragging on but I have been for another walk last weekend I managed 7 miles plus what felt like Mount Everest.

I have signed up for the 12 weeks NHS plan and they have emailed me week 1 which I have printed off (not started it yet but printing it off is a start for me at the moment) and I had a sneak peak at week 2 and it involves c25k. I have wanted to do it for ages but I am physically the worst runner in the world and that is no exaggeration. I did try and start c25k at the start of this year and after 5 gores couldn’t make it past week 1. I do want to give it another go and I am thinking about doing it on the beach. I know sand is a nightmare to walk on nevermind run but it will be better for my knees and will hopefully make it easier if I ever felt confident enough to run around the local park or something. I just sent this to my friend as a bit of a laugh but it’s probably the truth as it seems very apt at the moment

Week 1 of the NHS plan mainly involves calorie counting using MFP so I know I can do that as I have done it before so I am gonna give it a real go as soon as I have found some motivation from somewhere. I do keep looking at peoples instagrams and stuff which I find really inspiring when they are posting progress pictures! I want to be one of them people.

As for my bad day last week, it turned out pretty good as I passed my exam! So only one more to go this year and I will be a level 3 qualified accounting technician so that’s something positive coming out of this year at least. Also regarding my post about weight watchers, I have decided to not join and save my pennies & one last note I weighed myself this morning and I have lost another 2lb so I am 2lb from losing the 4lb I had put on last week.

Anyway I have actual work and uni work to be cracking on with so I will leave you to read this post in disappointment of me being so lazy and underachieving these last 142 days!


10 thoughts on “142 days into 2014..

  1. ANY step in the right direction IS a step in the right direction, so go a little easy on yourself. But don’t let up, either. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. do not dwell on what you didn’t do the last few months! You cannot change it!

    Look at what you achieved, you started this blog and found some followers ๐Ÿ™‚ you have done and passed exams, you have started a gym habit which you want to get back to, you have started getting back into exercise after being ill which is hard work, but walking 7 miles is good!!

    You have started to change, you have made positive decisions about your future, the NHS plan etc!

    as for the couch to 5k, I am a terrible runner and I have improved no end! If I can do it, you can do it! I promise if you stick at it you will improve, I could barely run for the 1 min intervals on my first go out!

    Good you have recognised that you could do better…but no more dwelling on it! Positive looking forward only from now on ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Yeah I suppose positive outcomes are the consequences of positive thoughts. Think it’s just one of them days or weeks ha.. You’re c25k blog is so inspiring and if I could ever rub half as far as you did on that day I will be over the moon! Thanks for always being such a great follower!

      • I know about those days! We all have them ๐Ÿ™‚

        you will…I genuinely didn’t believe at the start that I would ever get around that loop in my lunchbreak! that was something only real runners could do!

        I am still slow, and still run weirdly but i have improved and you can too. It happens surprisingly quickly ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Sometimes your goals can work against you. If I set up work out goals that are beyond my ability, not only will I fail, but frequently I hurt myself and end up farther back. For me, learning to push myself some days and pace myself others is a more powerful goal.

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