You know the one, fall down 7 times, get up 8?
Did anyone ever get to 20? 50? 150?
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve started again on my fitness journey!
But this time I really am starting again, right from the beginning with C25k. None of this trying to do a 5k out of nowhere stuff.
Last week I halfheartedly downloaded the app (thank you Cee Jay for the recommendation!) but didn’t move off the sofa.
A couple of days ago it was our wedding anniversary and we went out for a lovely meal. The next day I stepped on the scales and I kid you not I gained 3lb over night! I know that it was probably due to the salt content or something but it was the last straw. I’ve been gaining a pound per month for the last few months, and this week my back and knee started hurting again. All that had cleared up on my junk free diet.
So this morning when I got up I got dressed in my running gear. I dropped Joe at school and when I got home I thought about having a cup of coffee – but no!!!! JFDI!!!! I thought.
Without stopping to put on my sports watch I made a quick decision to use the treadmill and got on with it.
It was perfectly manageable and I felt good when I’d finished. I couldn’t help but think back to my first ever attempt at C25k 5 years ago when I couldn’t even manage the 2minute jog. The only problem now is my ‘all or nothing personality’ now I have to fight the urge to do this every day and not take the rest days! My plan to combat this is to walk or row for 30mins on the rest days. 💡 or look for a yoga class! Work on that strength and flexibility😊
Despite the feeling of being back at the beginning, I can’t help but feel that this is an opportunity to do it better this time.