Fitness Fanatic Friday:week4

Late post again but very busy week! It’s going to be a short one as I did update with my personal training post on Tuesday.

This week my eating has been fantastic, lots of fish and shell fish and exercise wise , I have managed a very hard personal training session that I attended at 06:00am on Tuesday, a run/walk 1.89 miles on Wednesday despite being sore from the day before…. I could have cried! Thursday I did nothing as I had an extremely busy day (no excuse but was so tired), today I walked for just under 3miles and that was with the pram, up a few big hills.

Tomorrow I plan on going for a run in the morning, and I would like to go for at least 3miles but I have shin splints and just need to play it by ear. I know I should possibly chose another exercise to do until they get better.. A swim perhaps.. But I do like to run..

Next wk I have another session booked for Tuesday, I’m dying already at the thought… So that’s what I’ve done so far, that and I now have a loss of 11lbs over 12 weeks:)

What fitness goals have you achieved?

Fitness Fanatic Friday’s:Week 3


Fitness Fanatic Fridays: Jillian Michaels’ Six Week Six Pack Review

Another week, another challenge … I love challenges and have taken to doing the new fad which involves doing squats for 30 days, each day the amount is increased.

I started last night and felt it today for sure. I just finished day two and I feel great for doing it but sore. I have walked for miles this week, did a couch to 5k run, a Jillian Michaels DVD although couldn’t do side planks with foot movement due to pelvis )and some additional abdominal work. I have been tired this week but my eating has been pretty fantastic, you can have a gander on either my meal planning Monday post or head on over to my profile at “My Fitness Pal”.

Whilst I haven’t done as much cardio this week, I’m still very proud of my efforts and I’m raring to go for another week especially as I have lost 1 lb, feel less bloated and have defo lost inches as jeans not as tight!

I hope that next week I can step it up a bit and challenge myself even more by running up hills and building stamina. Hills will really get my heart rate going and help me burn more calories, burning more fat.

It isn’t just me who is feeling the benefit though, Thunderpants is enjoying her walks and being more active! She has started swimming lessons this week and I plan on taking the wee man in to the pool when she is in doing her lessons. She is wanting to be outdoors more, her confidence has grown and she’s eating much better as well! It’s great to get kids involved and you can make it fun by adding things like treasure hunts so that they don’t complain of walking too far etc

How has your week been with your exercise and fitness challenges?

Fitness Fanatic Friday’s:Week 2

This week I am writing as the days go on, so that I don’t forget how I’ve felt throughout the week before and after exercise and food.

I managed a run/walk on Saturday morning and used my couch to 5k app as well as my pedometer, as it calculates calories burned. It was a beautiful morning for a run and although tired, it was reading the posts from the others who have joined the linky and seeing other runners posts which made me go out.

After Saturday I haven’t done any exercise as we have had a really busy weekend and I have been very tired but I think I’m shattered as I haven’t done any! It gives me energy, without a doubt and the husband is taking the kids to his mothers tonight for an hour so I’m going to do the couch to 5k& see how it goes.

This week has also seen me cut out alcohol.. I love wine but what’s the point in doing all of that exercise and then drinking? It also makes me hungry and my level of resistance to crap food reduces greatly. I also hate being tired and moody the next day and that’s not fair on the kids.

As for food, the meal planning Monday linky helps out a lot! I’m making very healthy choices, and achieving my goal of eating more fish and discovering that I like non shell fish! So it’s Monday night right now and I am about to get my trainers on to go for a run!

Update:I did a 5k run/walk and felt bloody fantastic afterwards although I did go over my ankle and skin my knees, ha ha!

Wednesday: I’m shattered but feel I can cope with less sleep.the other thing is, when I start exercising after a break, I feel as though I’m getting a cold so in not running today. I did walk approx 3km’s and might do one of Jillian’s work
Thursday: I didn’t do a workout vid yesterday as I was absolutely shattered and if I wanted a run today, I needed to listen to my body. I’m up early with the wee man (04:30am) and I plan to do nothing but rest and nap with him as I want to do a longer walk/run tonight. I plan on consuming a lot of veg today and may go for another seafood stir fry due to the energy it gives me. I shouldn’t be eating white rice but I like it and I’m not going to cut it out of my diet just yet.

Friday: I have been up since 04:00am as the wee man was snuffly but surprisingly I’m not as tired as I would have been if I hadn’t been exercising. I was still reluctant to do a 5k, thought I’d only make it for a mile but I persevered and I did it faster and a bit over 5k. I kept thinking of the glass of wine waiting for me when I got home but I’m opting for tea instead… Oh my! This is not me! Ha ha. Anyhow, I feel great for getting out and I will either walk to school and back or do something physical in the morning:)

Fitness Fanatic Fridays: Jillian Michaels’ Six Week Six Pack Review

Linky Time:Fitness Fanatic Friday’s

I have linked up with Carley from @asummerfull and we have decided after seeing how many people share the love for Jillian Michaels,and fitness that we would create a place where we could all link up weekly for Fitness Fanatic Friday’s, and post progress pics/measurements/weight etc.Some people are doing the shred, some the abdominal work out and some are combining with running. Whatever you choose to do, we can all discuss and motivate one another and share hints, tips etc.

The video’s are available on line so there is no need to purchase them unless you want to, we will share the direct links or you can search for them on You Tube yourself. We will also share apps such as “My Fitness Pal, C25k and others which help when needing a motivational boost or different ways to exercise/lose weight/tone up.

After a day of trying to create a badge etc I gave up as I just couldn’t work out how. So I ask that you go to Carley’s page to link up and also to read her fabulous post. Here is the link:

We are all doing this for different reasons/goals but regardless, it is a supportive link and we look forward to hearing of everyone’s success.

I will be posting before and after pictures. I start the shred tonight and have also walked for approx 1.5hrs today. My eating is also back on track and I look forward to getting back in to some old clothes.

So what are you waiting for? Challenge yourself!


Trip to London

Thanks to twitter, I am on my way to LONDON! Chelsea to be exact, to visit the Matt Roberts Fitness Studio for a fitness test which is for the purposes of a newspaper article. More about that later..

For those that know me, I am not very good at flying , it terrifies the hell out of me and this is why I am writing this post even before I get to London. I don’t think I thought this one through guys. Not at all.

I’m currently on the Glasgow to Luton flight and my jaw is clenched, my stomach in knots and my mind thinking about the “what if’s” when faced with a possible near death experience. Yes, that’s right, NEAR DEATH! We were not made to fly people! If we were, we would have been fitted with wings at birth and I wouldn’t need to be In this contraption where all sorts of things can happen!

I used to like flying when I was younger, never had an issue with it but this is payback, Karma if you will. What I mean is that my mother is terrified of flying and when we would go together on flights when I was a young child, I would often at the sound of a noise tell her that it was due to part of the wing or wheel falling off and be delighted at the look of sheer terror on her face. So yes, it’s karma.

I’m finding myself examining each part of the wing, as I’m at a window seat right now, and already I’ve convinced myself that I see a crack. Now we seem to be heading in to a bit of turbulence, I think I may experience the whole “life flashing in front of ones eyes” moment. Why must the pilot tell me that if all goes tits up that we are cruising at 35 000 feet? I don’t need to know how far my metal coffin is going to fall! Jaysus!

I remember when I was studying counselling and my lecturer said “and next week we will discuss how to counsel people with irrational fears such as flying…” I was really looking forward to that class but right now don’t remember a thing.

I guess it comes down to control and the lack there of. Once those doors close, that’s it. Oh, and it doesn’t help that I seem to be sitting next to a guy who resembles a character from “six feet under”

So I guess, if this post makes it to my blog, then it must mean that I made it to London….. It’s just getting back that I will need to get through thereafter…. Train?

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