Sunday, 25 January 2015

Get Fit Log #1

I’ve decided that (in order to keep me even more motivated) I am going to try to post a log every Sunday about how I’ve got on during the previous week with my plan to get in shape. It’s more for me than for anyone else, but as I’m serious about finally getting fit, every little thing that can help motivate me can only be beneficial!

As I said in my Goals for 2015 post, I want to start by either walking a lot or running a little (or I suppose anything that gets my heart rate up) as often as I can, and this week went quite well. My phone has an app which acts like a pedometer (so counts your steps) and estimates the distance you’ve walked, which is really handy, but obviously it only works for when you’ve got your phone on you, so some days it seems like I’ve hardly moved!

Activity: Walked 5 miles
Stretched: Yes

Activity: 5-minute run (I said I was starting easy! It still almost killed me: I nearly threw up by the end)
Stretched: Yes

Activity: Walked 2.5 miles
Stretched: Yes

Activity: Walked 5.2 miles
Stretched: Yes

Activity: Workout DVD (though only did 15 minutes before giving up!)
Stretched: Yes

Activity: Walked 5 miles
Stretched: No

I doubt it’s very interesting for anyone else to read, but seeing it altogether makes me feel quite proud that I managed to do something every day! You’re apparently meant to have rest days anyway. The more research I do, the more I’ll understand I suppose.

I also bought a pretty new yoga mat yesterday (I’d been borrowing my flatmate’s). It’s from Argos and was only £9.99:

It’s not overly thick or comfortable or anything, but it’s much better than the hard wood flooring in my flat! And the underside has great grip so it doesn’t slide about (especially when I’m in a position like downward dog or something, when my flatmate’s mat would just stretch and slide beneath me!):

Anyway, hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up. Let me know if you’re doing something similar and we can motivate each other!

Wendy x


  1. Hey, I just found your blog today so I've read through your 2015 posts. I used to be a pretty serious runner...not anymore but after working out a knee injury over the past year I'm feeling grateful for legs and am thinking about getting back to running this year. ANYWAY, I was going to say that if you dive into running to quickly then you can hurt yourself and it feels horrible and then you'll burn out and quit. A good way to start is to do intervals of running and walking. Like, walk a minute, run a minute, walk a minute. Start small and build up. The thing about running is that it really is a journey. It sounds so cheesy to say that but it totally is.
    Good luck!!
    :) Alice

    1. My goodness, thank you so much Alice for taking the time to write this! I tried your tip today and it was much more manageable - still awful by the end, but at least it will give me a structure and it'll be easier to keep track of my improvement. Thank you so much xxx

    2. You're welcome! Glad it helped! :)


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