Wow! A week done

Wow! that’s a week of Janathon done, 7 days of exercise and I am still at it.  Nothing of excitement to talk about today really, I quiet day in the office and I decided to ignore the suggestion from the Facebook group that I should exercise before and during work and had a lie in until 6am.  My lunchtime gym session consisted of 15 mins on the yellow stepper (intervals, 120 steps/min), 60 squats,
15 mins on the swing stepper (hills, level 10), 60 second wall sit and 20 press-ups.  Cardio & my 30 day challenges combined together and believe me my legs hated me for it.  My legs started to wobble 40 seconds into the wall sit but I managed to hang on for the full minute.  I am not convinced that I will be able to do 300 seconds by the end of the month, but all I can do is keep building up and see what happens.

Today's exercise complete #janathon

My food logging continues to go well, but of course logging it isn’t so much the issue as making sure I am eating enough but not too much.  It will be interesting to see if this week of exercise and monitoring my food has made any difference to my weight at all.  I’ve been quite carb-light so if nothing else there should be less water floating around in me.  I may well do the exercise double tomorrow and hit the gym before work and at lunchtime.  Thursday is probably my worst day food-wise as I fly home, which means I tend to get tempted into eating random food in the airport lounge, so it won’t hurt to balance this out a bit beforehand.  then again if I am tired I won’t be leaping out of bed early and will just go and enjoy a pre-work coffee instead.


Getting IAmKat Fit

Getting fit

If 2012 was the year of improving my work situation then 2013 is going to be the year of getting myself fitter again.  The last 12 months have been a bit uppy and downy but definitely ended on a high having been in paid employment for 9 months of the year, been living in a lovely new town for 11 months and just generally feeling quite happy with life.

Now that things are settling down a bit I decided it was time to start putting my health a bit further forward in my priority list.  I’ve been snowboarding pretty much once a week for most of the year but that’s really been it on the fitness front.  We’ve booked up for 2 weeks on the mountain in March, and this trip to Tignes will be our first holiday since the Brits 2010, so I want to make the most of it and be fit enough to ride for most of the day if I can.  I’m also studying a module with the Open University at the moment called Sport & Exercise Psychology: A Case Study Approach and so it makes sense to actually use that to help me improve my fitness as well as my knowledge of the psychology of it all.

To kick things off I have joined the local gym and will be going there, as a minimum, every Saturday & Sunday.  I don’t want to pressurise myself to try and fit the gym in around work as I think I’m more likely to just drop out (50% of people starting to exercise drop out before the 6 month point), so weekends will be my gym time and then if I feel like doing more then it can be seen as a bonus.  As I am working from home today I made this morning my first session there and managed to do 30 minutes on the treadmill using my OK Go! Treadmill workout mix.  I wanted to give up at the 20 minute mark but pushed through and made it to the end! Go me!

As ever, I shall be using gadgets and social sites to keep me engaged and motivated, so while I will post some news about my training on here I have also started up a Tumblr blog, Getting IAmKat Fit,  to pull together the points, posts, scores and session logs from the sites I am using to log anything that I do fitnessy-wise.  If you happen to be on a fitness mission then you can find me in the following places (should you wish to be a virtual fitness buddy).







So there we have it, my “resolution” for 2013, be healthier and get fitter!