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2018- the first month…

Well.. you may have got the impression that I haven’t been *that* dedicated so far this year, well…this is in some ways true and in other ways not…

I haven’t spent as much time exercising as I intended but I have by no means don nothing. I haven’t spent as much time writing on this blog as I intended but I have been keeping up with 2 others (yeah I know that’s no excuse) so not quite as good as I thought…but not terrible.

I am not going to apologise because that puts me in far to negative a mindset and to be honest a lot of the difference between what I intended and what I did is down to negative mindset… so I am just going to tell you what I have been doing and what I am going to do. After all, you know me there is no reason to stop committing to things just because the last thing didn’t go according to plan!!

I have been going to the gym more and have rediscovered my love of lifting heavy weights 😊😊

I have been planning and setting goals on paper a lot…it has made me focus on the things I really need to get done…and realise that I sometimes have unrealistic expectations!

Also my bummer journal is all pretty which makes me happy…

And the very last thing I have done is gone back to absolute basics when it comes to getting movement into my day, I have reinstated lunchtime walks and have decided to complete some 30 day challenges which involve simple exercises which I can do throughout the work day…

Yes at work I will be getting up and doing squats and triceps dips and wall sits throughout the day…possibly in the looks but it’s the activity that counts not the location…

This is a cunning ploy to get my brain used to movement rather than chocolate…

Then I have to stop eating chocolate so much but that is a different challenge for a different day…

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Janathon the last week…

Well…apparently I totally forgot to post any of my exercise stuff on here. Shame really as I have been doing lots 😊 my most notable achievement was a 95kg deadlift… did I already mention that…I can’t remember but I am super proud anyway because it is the heaviest I have lifted in a year at least!! I rediscovered lifting this week… I remembered how much I absolutely Love it!!

Lucky for you I took pictures of the things I have been doing so I am putting hem all in here πŸ™‚

Janathon day 14

This was yesterday…

I did exercise but I forgot to tell you about it… so here it is…

I went to he gym…again πŸ™‚ and I have come to the conclusion that Sunday evening is my least favourite time in the gym so far. It is full of chatters and gigglers which is fine for them but off putting (to say the least) for everyone else!

Luckily I ignored them and got in with a pretty awesome upper body workout 😊😊

Benchpress/ incline benchpress/ chest flys/barbell row/ seated row/ assisted pull up… not too shabby really!

Janathon day 13

95kg 95kg 95kg

Woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo 😁😁😁😁

In case you didn’t guess from that I am happy… I did a 95kg deadlift this afternoon 😊😊😊 I haven’t lifted this heavy in over a year and I lived it so much!! Total superhero lifting day 😊😊

I danced in the gym after I lifted it…which confused a couple of people… the Saturday evening people in the gym don’t know me as well as the weekday morning people πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

(Yoga will be later 😊)

Janathon day 10

Today I gymmed…(yes I know that isn’t a verb…but I am going with it) I went before work with my friend Sarah and we lifted stuf op and put it down and I actually went on a treadmill and did an inclined walk…

Yes…voluntarily on a treadmill… this is very rare!!

Somewhat later there was dancing… at which I forgot quite a few dances but then remembered them and took no photos…

Still lots of fun 😊 and awesome comic book leggings put in an appearance!!

I didn’t dance in my fluffy slippers by the way… just took the photo to show you my awesome leggings 😊😊

Janathon day 9

Day 9 started as is customary for a Tuesday, with an early morning PT session πŸ™‚ it was pretty awesome…I got to do squats which is always good!!

Janathon day 9 finished with day 8 Of Yoga True from Yoga with Adriene 😊which was lovely and stretchy and completed before midnight!!

Mia cat wasn’t involved…she just looked very sweet!!

Here are some more cats, I don’t want the other two to feel left out after all!

Janathon day 7

Yoga True day 6 done before midnight!! Woohoo! I also walked around a it more than I did yesterday so that is good too!! It has been a relatively restful weekend…which is good once in a while 😊

Yoga is hard…even short seemingly simple things are hard… I wasn’t as calm as I should have been today and may have sworn a little… but I enjoyed it (the yoga… not the swearing…)

Janathon day 6…

Yesterday I decided to do yoga earlier… today I completely failed at that and did it at quarter past midnight again…

Still I did it and that is what counts 😊😊

What’s more I even felt better doing it…I managed to press up from the floor to plank without having to go on my knees and crawl about and I lowered down to the floor without just flopping!! Woohoo progress!!

Janathon Day 5

Apparently I got ahead of myself yesterday and labelled day 4 as day 5… oh well it is rectified now πŸ˜‚

The real day 5 started early in the gym with a deficit deadlift/squat superset and 3 sets on the leg press, short workout again but effective!

The day ended with yoga at midnight… again! I really need to get organised and do this earlier in the evening!!

Anyway… day 4 of Yoga True (the days don’t sync as there was a day 0 in the yoga series…I am finding this more confusing than I should!! Today’s yoga was floor yoga which was nice… and, as usual, not as easy as you think it is going to be!!

I particularly felt the hip bridges (the one Adriene is doing in that picture… these hurt much more if you have done squats and deadlifts earlier in the day!!

Still all done now and time to sleep before I drop off while typing!!

Janathon day 4

Yoga True, day 3 done πŸ™‚

Other than that today was a rest day, Thursdays are hard work and work work was super annoying so yoga and nothing super jumpy-around-y was exactly what I needed!

In the process I learned the following:

Do not take a giant full of water in the middle of yoga… downward dog is weird when you are all sloshy!!

Woohoo first plaits of Janathon 😊

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