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
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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!

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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!
    http://midsummer365project.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/day-271-i-made-all-the-way-around/

    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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