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Today: The First Time

21 Jul

No this isn’t going to be some crude and rude post about opening any poetic legs and losing the blossom of ones cherry (she says) but it is about the first time I had any significant time alone in my flat!

Charlie is currently at home alot, which is great for getting things done, but not so great when I want to watch rubbish TV programs and sit playing computer games on the laptop, or do embarrassing new random positions from my Pilates DVD. Or even the hip hop DVD! which Is lots of fun, however it is SO SO patronising!!

I do hurt after the DVDs though, in a good way, which means I hope they are helping, the star chart is certainly helping me get along!! I’m determined to earn at least one star a day, which means I should be on 14 now.. *runs off to count

FIFTEEN that’s right, more than one a day! WOOP! AND I get an extra one for blogging this 🙂 – So 16.

The only one with no stars on at the moment is the “Run for 10 mins straight”, I’ve been out the running game for too long to start this one, but according to the running plan Charlie and I are on, we should be doing that by Week 6. Week 1 starting again this Monday… (We’ve both been ill or not here to start it).

But the point of this blog post? Today! I was alone in the flat, Charlie went off to see The Dark Knight Rises and I had 4 hours all to myself!! So I spent some of it getting my hair cut, playing the Sims 3 and watching 16 and Pregnant.

I loved my day to myself, I managed to tidy up as well, which felt good because Charlie does all the tidying during the week!

He’s really good doing everything I ask, and really good at either going into our room or cooking and not making fun of me when I do the DVD things, “10 minute solutions” Which may seem like a cheat, but for someone who gets bored easily they are awesome! And when I want to try something new and do it for longer, I can just do another routine 🙂

I’m feeling alot more motivated than I was, and I hope to keep going as well as I have done – to feel good about myself, but mainly to have a curry at the end of it!

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Today: Promising Progress

15 Jul

Today I checked up on my star chart expecting there to be like no progress since my initial 3 stars i had last week.

I was pleasantly surprised, even though I am the one putting the stars down, It was still nice to properly look at it and realise “yeah, I’ve done that in a week!”

My biggest achievement has been getting over my exercise starting phobia thingy. Ok it’s not really a phobia, but It is pretty hard to just get started when you haven’t done any for a while. I have managed to do the pilates DVD. Not the biggest achievement in the World, but since I have been ill (as well as Charlie too!) We haven’t really been able to do much.

Although I’ve been keeping the calories down from 2000, I haven’t hit the 1500 mark more than twice. 😦

Next week (ie, from tomorrow) Charlie and I will be starting this 5K training  which I am determined to do rain or shine. It is just a case of not getting settled when I get home from work, which is hard because that’s what you want to do when you get home from work isn’t it? Just chill out and relax. So I am going to have to get my running stuff ready on the sofa before I go to work, so I can just get changed, get Charlie and go! It’s a run for 1 min and walk for 2 mins. Then repeat 5 times. This is different to what I was doing before because it’s outside!!

ooooOOOOOooooo

Shocking isn’t it. I’ve been looking for 10k races in my local area (Gloucestershire/Cheltenham) but there aren’t any at the moment, I think that would give me real motivation to run and train. but I really have to be able to run for 30 mins before I can arguably say I can run. How do people keep their motivation up whilst they are running?! I mean I’ve heard of people saying they have a goal to run to, or they just don’t get bored, but I’m just so aware of everything around me and how fast I’m going, and how long I’ve been running for that I just can’t be arsed to go on. It’s a crappy reason but It’s just like I hit a wall, 9 mins in, that means I can’t go any further whether I want to or not.

Who knows. I’ll see what happens next week. I need Charlie in on this one, so I hope that he’s feeling better!

Today: The Star Chart

7 Jul

That’s right. I went to WH Smiths and I went mad with some stationary.

An A3 pad of paper, felt tip pens, and star stickers resulted in the BEST star chart I think I have ever participated in. That is even better that the one which allowed me to have sweets at school.

New manageable motivation

I was told by a friend that I shouldn’t have as many goals at once. I can understand that, but I’m incredibly impatient and by having this star chart it means I can still have rewards, no matter how many times I manage to reach my 10 stars for each goal.

I still have to complete all goals 10 times to earn the elusive curry, but I will be one star closer after posting this blog post!

I managed to buy a couple of DVD‘s from HMV the other day, 10 minute workout ones, for pilates and hip hop. Which are the first 2 goals on there, every time I complete one of the 10 min work outs I get a star!

Saving 500 calories a day is the next one, that’s to keep up my diet encouragement. I’ve written the shopping list for next week so I can plan my dinners out a bit better, lots of veg and salad on the cards! as well as spaghetti bolognaise (home made) and some more fajitas.

Blogging covers the next 2 goals, one for my personal blog here, one for my Physics blog. Which is going to be a Physics applied blog for F1. Exciting!

Running is the next one. For every 10 mins I complete RUNNING, none of this interval walking stuff, I get a star. This will be the goal that holds me back from the curry for the longest, but it means I can actually track my progress more!

The final one is for every 200 sit ups I complete with my frame sit up machine thing. gotta have a toned tum!

I’m feeling more motivated now, I’ve put things in perspective, and I have to make sure I make some time for me. Not the house, not Charlie but me.

Really this means that I get to have more cuddles when I want.

I’m sure you’ll be hearing updates from me soon!