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Fitness Friday


I went for an asthma checkup last month and the kind nurse checked me over. She took my peak flow measurement (450 which is higher than the national average!), weighed (76kg and measured (5’2.5″) me. It was quite funny she said I had grown since the last measurement by 0.5″ but of course I was probably slouching last time! She suggested that I increase my inhaler intake for a bit and maybe wait until it warms up again before trying running again.

Hubby is going well with the running though. He’s now into Week 4 of the Couch to 5K and is enjoying it.

If I’m being honest, I feel like I’ve completely lost momentum on the running front. The fact that I’ve not been able to and hubby’s ran off ahead has knocked my enthusiasm. But I will try again soon – especially now the days are getting longer. The trouble I have at the moment is that I work until 5pm, don’t get home until 6pm. If I go for a run straight away then I don’t get anytime with the girls. So I may have to confine myself to running at weekends. Later in the year then I can go running after they’ve gone to bed.



The food front has fared slightly better. I’ve stopped eating sandwiches for lunch and have swapped them for either fruit and yogurt or a salad box. Occasionally I have leftovers for example today I have chicken stir fry leftovers.

But I will admit that the last week of January was a bit of a write off – it was so hectic at work and then travelled to the recording of Red Dwarf so munched on so much junk food!

I’m still keeping track of my eating by using a spreadsheet. I keep it on OneDrive so I can update it from anywhere.

So that’s my latest Fitness Update! Unfortunately not as good progress as I’d hoped!


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  1. 5th February 2016 / 9:06 am

    You are very organized and this will help you so much. Making small changes are so much better than big ones that can’t be kept long term. Well done. xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:41 pm

      Well the organisation skills have been lacking since I posted this… mainly due to lack of motivation for anything!! x

  2. Bex Smith
    7th February 2016 / 10:15 pm

    I really need to start sharing a fitness update, I have been so bad lately. Been doing my walking but thats about it x

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:41 pm

      Well that’s better than me! I think my exercise recently was a 2k walk with the dogs yesterday and it wasn’t a quick walk at that! x

  3. 8th February 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I love how organised you are! It’s a shame you haven’t been able to get into running properly, but I hope you can very soon! I need to get back to working out and going for runs! I’ve been slugging recently x

    Lauren |

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:40 pm

      Things haven’t improved much since a fortnight ago I must admit! And my meal logs have fallen by the wayside…. really bad at the moment! x

  4. 17th February 2016 / 8:13 am

    The colder air is a killer on the lungs for running, you’ll be able to restart when it warms up lovely. I have a treadmill in my spare room now which comes in handy but I’m so unfit at the moment I’m walking like John Wayne after my last run on it 😉

    Stevie x

    • 22nd February 2016 / 10:39 pm

      I’m hoping to restart when it warms up. I’m so worried I’ve lost the motivation now though! :/ There’s a part of me thinking an exercise bike would be a better idea for me x

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