Friday 18 August 2017

#FitnessFriday Time for Action

Having had 2 weeks away on holiday after a very stressful half term my weight has been heading in the wrong direction! Not only that but I am slipping further and further behind in my 1,000 km running challenge:

So I need a multi pronged approach to getting back first of all to where I was 2 months ago on the weight front and then to keep up the momentum.

1) Diet

On holiday pretty much anything goes and portion sizes seem irrelevant! Now things are back to normal (if there is such a thing) I need to be more careful. I have started to drink herbal teas in the afternoon instead of caffeinated coffee:

I am making sure that my fruit and vegetable intake is increasing and that portions of protein and carbs are decreasing. Yesterday I even whipped up my own cupcakes so that they were a healthier naughty treat (although my son and his friend ate half of them straight off...):

2) Excercise

I am easing myself back in gently with the running as I appear to have got a dreaded summer cold. However I was very surprised that my first run this week was the fastest on the route since October 2015:

Not only this but I am using a Step counting app to encourage me to walk/run at least 10,000 steps a day. As you can see over the last month this hasn't happened all that often:

Playing Pokemon Go with my son is helping as we generally walk about 5 km a day round and about Kendal to go to raids or hatch eggs:

So its back to basics and hopefully that re-gained weight will soon vanish into thin air never to return...


  1. Don't beat yourself up over a little bit of holiday weight, it looks like you've got everything right back on track! Now go catch more pokemon lol


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