Friday, 4 August 2017

My August Fitness Goals.


The one where I share with you my fitness goals for August. 



Fitness is something I've been trying really hard to get into. Last year, around this time actually, I started a journey. For a little while it was going really well, like really well and I was starting to feel better about myself, both physically and mentally, then around Christmas it all went wrong. I over indulged and let myself go. So I decided to set myself some goals, hoping to stick to them. I planned to have a fresh start from the 1st January, you know what I mean, the typical 'new year, new me' only I meant it. However, I was poorly just after new year. On the 1st January I was terribly hungover, then come the 2nd January I was struck down with what I thought was flu, I couldn't move I was in so much pain, turns out it was tonsillitis and it was the worst I had ever had it, then I was struck down with it again at the end of January. Twice in one month. How unlucky was I?!

After that, it was a mixture of 'I'll start Monday' then never did or I'd start and last an hour before I was shoving a chocolate bar down my throat. I've been stuck in a vicious cycle and it was something I couldn't get out of. Nothing seems to be working. I got a PT and sacked it off as I was struggling and only lost half a pound! I joined slimming world, tried so hard to stick to plan, workout and lost nothing, not even half a pound. I was gutted. 

Right now, I feel like I am ready. Ready to make a lifestyle change. None of this 'diet' crap. I don't want a quick fix, I want something permanent. Something that'd last, so that's what I plan to do. I am going to dust off the gym clothes, actually get some use of my gym card and restart my journey. 

1; Stick to it. 
Something, which is easier said than done. It's hard. Honestly it is. It probably isn't for everyone, but, I lack the ability to say no. I'm a foodie and I love sweets, crisps and anything bad for you. I know, moderation is key but I don't know when to stop. That's why this time I'm not on a diet, I am changing my lifestyle. 

2; Go to the gym.
I am planning to fit my gym sessions in on a morning as this would be much easier to do on route to work, rather than on the way home. I am gunna aim for 3 times a week and a sauna session so fingers crossed, I stick to this one. 

3; Walk more, move more.
Having an office job, often makes it very difficult to be active. I work 37 hours a week and I have to commute for 3 hours a day, so that is a lot of sitting down. I plan to try walk a little more and as I get the bus too and from work, it shouldn't be so hard to get in a few more steps. I plan on taking a little walk on my lunches too. 

4; Find happiness. 
Now this is something I know I am going to struggle with. This means happiness with my body. I know it'l take time, but I know it'll be worth it. 

5; Not be obsessed with the 'sad step'. 
This one will also be quite difficult, I get extremely upset if I don't see the numbers decrease on the scales, but, I know it's not all that matters, inches and my clothing is so much more important, although seeing a difference on the scales would be amazing.


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  1. Very inspiring. These are some great goals. I really need to get out of the fitness rut I'm stuck in, but right now my priority is work.

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    1. It's hard for me too, I've just started a new job and need myself a routine before I get stuck in! xo

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  2. I got upset when the scales stay the same but my PT has taught me about building muscle which weighs more. You will smash your goals!

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    1. It's so annoying isn't it. I hate it, that's why I am going to try listen to the tape measure more! xo

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  3. I think something that might help is smaller bite sized gals to work towards too - they are less daunting and you reach them much quicker. Here's to you getting into some new habit!

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  4. I really need to learn from this and set goals. Small goals leading to the big one. you've inspired me!

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    1. Oh yay, glad I have inspired you xo

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  5. I decided this morning to no longer stand on the sad step but rather gauge my fitness by what I can do and how well my clothes fit. It can become such an obsession, the numbers game!

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  6. You can definitely do it. I joined the gym a year ago, after working out at home for about a year and needing something more. I go every single day now (even Sundays haha!) and I love it. I also have a PT who keeps me on track and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to nutrition. I'm not in it to lose weight as such, for me its more about emotional wellbeing. But whatever your reason, setting small goals is such a great idea- they all add up! x

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    1. From tomorrow, I'm going to start going more. I've scheduled three days this week, hopefully I'll stick it out! xo

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  7. I love that little quote at the beginning. I'm so obsessed with the scales sometimes and need to snap out of it!

    Ami xxx
    www.ami-rose.com

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    1. It's from a book, called 'The Goddess Revolution! I loved the book xo

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  8. It's so hard to fall off the wagon! I do every weekend and have to pep talk myself! Even the simplest of things as getting of the bus 1 stop earlier makes a difference! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I've no choice but to walk home from one bus stop now, which takes about 10 minutes, so I am hoping even that will help! xo

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  9. I think it's lovely that you are so determined and wish you the best of luck! I used to be super fit, worked out 5 days a week, saw a PT, ran everywhere, but then I got ill and I haven't been able to do any of it for a couple of years :-(...so consider me proud of you but a touch jealous haha.

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  10. Good luck with your fitness goals - mine keep getting put off until next week. I am determined to start in September once the youngest is at school

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  11. Consistency is definitely the key. Best of luck with your goals

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  12. Good luck with your August fitness goals! I am also currently embracing the importance of a lifestyle change instead of a diet. x

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  13. Your determination is fantastic, Simon has recently started going to the gym, he only goes once a week at the moment and he's made some changes to his diet by cutting out biscuits and having smaller portions and in 6 weeks he's gone down a jeans an shirt size and feels better. Try not to concentrate on the number on the scales, scales are for fish! it's great your so determined, I think you look great and it surprises me you want to lose weight, but it is how we feel in ourselves isn't it? Good Luck darling and remember, scales are for fish xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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