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Running & Fitness: My January Story

Running & Fitness

I had, once again, great plans for January and it all started off really well and I felt really proud of myself, and then it all went to pieces. In the second week of January, after a week and a half of decent exercise, I got ill. The kind of ill that had me chained to the bed for three days. I finally ventured to work on the Friday – because I felt bad – and the day out of bed destroyed me. So I had a low-key Saturday, mostly due to low energy levels and then a busy Sunday in London. By Monday I felt drained again.

Then on the second week on Wednesday, while still not fully recovered, I ended up with one of the dreaded colds going around. So once again I found myself bed-bound for yet another three days. It got so bad this time that I honestly thought I had come down with the flu but, fortunately, I had recovered mostly by Saturday so I headed to work and then out in the evening as I had exciting plans that I didn’t want to miss, this went for my full and busy day on Sunday too. By Monday, I felt destroyed again. But I was certain that I would get back to the gym before the end of the week.

But it didn’t happen.

So now we’re in February and I am determined, once again, to get myself back to the gym to work on getting healthier!

The Plan

These are going to be very different from last month as I think I’m pushing myself too hard and berating myself too hard as well. I think slow to start may be a better approach!

I aim to do two days of gym per week (maybe one workout class, one gym session)
– I also aim to walk to work and back (25mins each way) three days a week (this will be weather dependent)
To start eating more healthily again too. Less crisps and chocolate, more fruit and nuts!

The Goals

– For my body to get used to the workout classes so my muscles suffer less
– To be able to run on the treadmill non-stop for 20 minutes
– To be able to climb the three flights of stairs at work without feeling like I’m dying

Let’s see if I can actually do this!

Are you doing anything to get back into or continue being in shape this month?


I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a passion for everything related to books, films and writing. I'm a part-time librarian, sharing my love of books and films with the world. I'm from the UK and love everything about the country. If you want to know more about me, feel free to follow me on twitter, add me on Facebook or e-mail me! :-)

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