Fitness update – February Fail

In January I had a grand plan, I was going to excercise every day and I was going to love it. Fast forward a month, the buzz of the new year has worn off, and I’m left feeling like a bit of a failure. I wrote this post about getting back on the fitness wagon. I said this year was the year I would make the lifestyle change and stick at it. So far I have made myself out to be a bit of a liar, because other than a couple of goes on the treadmill (which almost killed me!) I have done very little.

Not only have I failed to do any exercise, but I have spent the last few weeks absolutely stuffing my face. It doesn’t matter what I eat, I still seem to feel hungry. ALL OF THE TIME. I don’t know what wrong with me, a few nights ago I poured myself a large bowl of cereal not even an hour after finishing a full, heaped plate of dinner. I don’t remember ever having such a big appetite, or such little will power, but I just can’t seem to say no to food at the moment.

I still want to get fit, but I think that is a bit too vague of a goal. I need something to work towards, something achievable. I think my best plan of action is to set some small, manageable tasks every week. I hope that by working towards a small goal each week and achieving it, I will be motivated to keep going and complete next weeks tasks. When you set a big goal, and it is so far away, it can be difficult to focus on it and not feel a bit disheartened at the lack of progress, but by focussing on and completing smaller tasks I can really feel like I’m getting somewhere. Or at least, that’s the theory I have.

I need to be realistic. As much as I would love to put my trainers on and go for a nice long run a few nights this week, it’s really not happening. I’m going to have to build up my fitness levels because I can’t even run for a minute before feeling so breathless I feel like I’m going to collapse….

So instead of running, I’m going to walk, as much as I can. My goal for this week is to walk 10000 steps on at least three of the seven days. I know 10000 is achievable because I did this last month, but it’s not easy, it is going to take a little bit of effort on my part. It might sound rubbish, but I have to start small and work my way up. Hey, who knows, I might even speed up to a jog at some point, but I’m not promising anything.

I feel bad for my beautiful trainers being stuck in the cupboard and being forgotten about. They are so colourful and beautiful… I think I’m just going to wear them around as motivation!

Have you had a bit of a slump now that the new year is over? How do you keep yourself motivated to carry on with your fitness plan?
If like me you are failing a bit, don’t worry about it, stuff your face with a few cream eggs before bed (I just can’t help myself, they are so tasty!) because tomorrow is a new day, and we can do this!

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  • Reply Gym Bunny Mummy February 10, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I get like this sometimes where no matter what I eat I'm still so hungry. I'm trying to change what I eat, especially increasing my protein. Protein is more filling and is harder for the body to process so keeps you fuller for longer, pus it helps the body recover from exercise. Good luck! and don't beat yourself up, just start again xx

  • Reply Caroline Elliott February 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I am totally with you, I am up and down and all over the place with my diet and haven't blogged about it because I don't even know where to start. All I know is that I cant stop eating either! Good luck with your renewed focus, I need to find mine somewhere! 🙂 xx

  • Reply Mirka @Kahanka @fitness4mamas February 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Hi, I am all about keeping fit, and would love to help you out and get you motivated. I exercise 3-4 times a week, on the same days and do not even think about changing my routine, that way I know it's my exercises day, and just go for it. Getting into running takes time, and you are doing the right thing walking or power-walking, and then you can start with running some sections of your route. Would love for you to follow my at fitness4mamas.com and hopefully can help each other out by supporting on twitter too @fitness4mamas #allaboutyou

  • Reply Lauraevelyn bee February 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    You are completely right – tomorrow is a new day so don't beat yourself up too much. Habits are very hard to break sometimes. Good luck! you can do it! x

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