52 Week Challenge

52 Week Challenge- Week 12

52 Week Challenge

Week 12- Fitness

I have to admit I did have quite a chuckle to myself when I realised that this weeks challenge was to write about fitness…. I confess I am not one to talk to anyone about fitness. Months ago I promised myself I would start exercising and get into a proper exercise routine but this has yet to happen. I’m currently at a stage where I feel like I have little to no motivation to exercise and I only have myself to blame, luckily I have a husband and parents who try to kick my butt into gear. Fingers crossed over the coming weeks and months I will get back on the fitness ladder and feel better for it.

Since the beginning of this year I have tried a number of times to start an exercise routine and I am ashamed to say that each time I have failed within a few days. I’ve decided I probably need to start small and work my way up.

Today my Step Dad and Mum have given me a 30 day plank challenge to complete, they’ve threatened to call me on a daily basis and listen to me complete that days challenge to make sure I do it. To be honest this is the push I need but I’m also pretty nervous as that would mean I can’t get away with missing a day.

I have however been eating much healthier for the past month or two, especially now I am on a dairy free diet and I’m definitely feeling the good effects of it. Not necessarily losing much weight, but I haven’t gained any either so thats got to be a bonus!

I honestly feel that any parent who manages to do exercise more than once a week is and must be superhuman and I’d really like to know your secrets. I’m always encouraging my Toddler and Hubby to be active so I really need to practice what I preach.

How do you keep fit? Can you give me any tips on how to stay motivated and stick to an exercise plan?

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  • Reply
    Juliet McGrattan
    3rd June 2016 at 10:35 pm

    You’re right Hannah, it’s so hard to fit exercise in when you’re a busy mum. Thankfully though, the benefits of exercise come from as little as 10minute blocks. Just try to include activity in your everyday life like walking fast with the pram and jogging up the stairs. Playing with your toddler counts if you’re chasing them about and it’s making you a bit out of breath. It’ll be easier to fit in more structured exercise in a year or two but for now, you need to be clever and not feel guilty.

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      4th June 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you Juliet, you’ve made me feel much better about myself. I think I’m going to aim to go on more walks in the week, I run around a lot with my toddler but hadn’t thought of that as exercise! Thank you for some great tips 🙂

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    Thelma Booth
    4th June 2016 at 10:47 am

    Good luck Han xxxx

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    Louise Pink Pear Bear
    8th June 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Run!!! Seriously, I lost loads of weight running and got really fit and you can do it in less then an hour. I am often waiting in my trainers for my hubs to get home and I leg it out of the door while he has some daddy time and I’m back before they miss me. Running also gives me head space and I come back a much calmer, happier person. 🙂

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      8th June 2016 at 10:20 pm

      That sounds like a great idea! I really need to get my butt in gear, the stupid thing is I have lots of lovely exercise clothes and good trainers just sitting there going to waste. Definitely need a bit of me time to gather my thoughts and let off steam x

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