Health and Fitness goals June 2017

Posted on Posted in Confidence, Exercise, Fibromyalgia, Personal, Weight loss

Firstly, where is the year going? Todays date is 1st June! JUNE! like only yesterday (OK January 11th) I was sat thinking about my first day at University coming and now I have completed the first semester of my masters and I am starting my dissertation!

I now have the summer free from lectures (and coursework aside from dissertation work) so i want to put my focus onto getting fitter. I have put weight on, far too much weight and I need to shift it. It is not good for my pain, or self esteem or confidence. In-fact I have noticed that since i’ve put on some weight i have had a dip in my confidence, I don’t feel as good as i did maybe 10 months ago. The difference between now and 10 months? I’ve got my driving licence…. so i think that maybe driving 99% of places and not walking has had an impact on my weight and I haven’t been as active. Going back to University also meant that lots of my time was used up and I stopped going to the gym, combining with work, coursework and looking after my nan…. eating healthy and working out, looking after my health just took a right dip in my priorities and now i look in the mirror and see the negatives… 🙁

I have two goals for June in terms of getting healthier
1. Achieve 10,000 steps a day. I purchased myself a new fitbit blaze a couple of weeks ago as a motivation and have been assessing how many steps I do, and sometimes I manage 10,000-11,000 on work days but on days where I don’t have work it can be just 4000-5000 which isn’t enough to get fit!! So I am going to make a conscious effort over the next month to achieve 10,000 steps a day… even if i means i need to go and walk round and round the street until I achieve it…I will achieve it!

2. Reduce my sugar intake. I make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of crisps I eat… or other savory snacks but sugar i dont pay any intention because in my head I always thought sugar really wasn’t my issue but I am beginning to think that it actually is. I am just going to start by cutting it out in places, or swapping stuff for the sugar free alternatives…its just small changes. I am not expecting to drop 6 stone over night i just want to drop a few lbs to start with, make the clothes more comfortable, start building confidence again.

I really just hope to make a little bit of progress in the right direction, feel stronger and feel a bit more confident 🙂

Happy June to you all!

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