January 21st – Get Fit and Feel Epic

Well, with a battle cry like that, how could I say no?!  Feeling Epic (with capitals) is what this year is all about for me.  I’ve been writing since new year about some of the things that I’ve been doing to put more Life in My Day, one of those things being exercise.  I wrote here about my sudden inclination to take some exercise.  It was my first day off the lead after the Christmas holidays.  Hubby was back at work, son was back at school, and I had a bit of time to myself, so I went for a walk with a friend.  Then I went to the gym and ran 3k, which doesn’t seem like much but it was a big achievement for me and I felt very pleased and proud.  Full of good intentions to continue.  But then what?  Nothing much.  One swim is all I’ve managed since then.  My warm waves of energy and enthusiasm seem to have dissipated, I need fresh motivation.

They say that the hardest thing about exercise is putting on your kit.  I’m aiming to put that to the test.  Being more of an abstainer than a moderator, I have to do something every day or at least on certain identified days, rather than just “three times this week” or “four times over the holidays” or whatever.  I just find that approach works better for me, otherwise I find myself saying “OK, is today one of the days I’m going to exercise, or will it be tomorrow?” and then nothing gets done.  I work best with objectives and deadlines, I like knowing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing to get the results I want.  So, with that in mind, and once all this snow clears and I’m confident enough of the road conditions to get back to the gym, I’m going to put on my kit, step outside the door and go to the gym on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  I’ll tell you later whether putting on my kit was the hardest bit!

I’ve long been a fan of Kate On Thin Ice, an eclectic blog full of energy and thoughtfulness.  Kate’s running a competition to win some exercise related gizmos designed to help when motivation is flagging (or practically non existent in my case).  This is my entry for the ‘Get Fit Feel Epic’ competition hosted by Kate on Thin Ice.  Details can be found here.



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8 Responses to January 21st – Get Fit and Feel Epic

  1. I’m sure whatever you put your mind to you will be brilliant at. Looking forward to your progress X

  2. That’s a good goal – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – with that amount of exercise you will be feeling great over the entire week – looking forward to hearing about your progress! X.

  3. We can help cheer each other on. I want to get back to rehab on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. I’ve been putzing around for months trying to get back to a regular routine.

    • Zazzy, you’ve had so many other things to think about at the same time. And as we all know, one of the most important things in making any change is having the headspace to do it. Looking forward to reading how you are getting on. I will be cheering from this side of the pond. x

  4. Your post could not have come at a better time for me. Just this morning I was having a serious conversation with myself about getting my bottom in gear– and going for more walks. Now, with you in mind, I’ll try to follow through and do it.

    Of course, it would help me to know what putting on your kit means! 😉

    • Ally, :-) Changing into whatever you wear for your run / hike / cycle etc. Getting dressed for the occasion is the hardest bit, apparently. Once you are dressed for it, you might as well go and do it. So goes the theory. I’d love to see the photos from your walks, if you feel like posting them.