• Confidence,  Exercise,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Health and Fitness goals June 2017

    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…

  • Exercise,  Friends,  Personal,  Spoonies,  Weight loss

    What I learnt by not weighing myself for a month.

    One of my goals for march was not to weigh myself for the whole month. I find it very easy to get hung up on what the scales say, 1lb off… 2lbs on… it can be very disheartening. I can find myself dipping into the biscuit tin just to make myself feel better. In a vain attempt to break this vicious cycle, in March I gave up both and it taught me a few things. I can eat a cake and not worry that the scales are going to increase by 5lbs. As the month went by I thought less and less about getting on the scales. The only clothes…

  • Confidence,  Exercise,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Spoonies

    April goals

    Of all the months in the year April is usually the worst. I tend to find that some of the worst times have happened in April and that just makes me hate the month. This coming month its going to be totally different! I am going to go into May 1st feeling awesome. Firstly lets recap March goals and see how well I got on/failed… 8 visits to the gym – I managed 5. I did spend 1 week of this month with my arm in a sling after hurting my wrist so I don’t think I have done too bad all things considering. Don’t weigh myself in March – Other…

  • Confidence,  Exercise,  Fibromyalgia,  Personal,  Weight loss

    12 week gym review

    Today I had my 12-week review at the gym. This was when I had my measurements redone to see how well I had done in the 12 weeks I have been working out. I knew that my weight would be more so I tried not to get hung up on that because I knew what to expect so choose not to know the exact weight (as that would ruin my don’t weigh myself in March, I just know that I am around 3kg heavier although I have no idea what I weighed at week one so really I don’t know how much I weigh right now). The only two measurements…

  • Interests,  Personal,  Spoonies

    March goals

    I can’t believe how quick this month has gone, I really feel like I have blinked and missed February. It is now time to set some goals for March. First I am going to recap February goals and how well (or not so well) I have done with them. 1: 10 visits to the gym Well, I went 7 times. Which is close to the 10 but not close enough. I did have one week where I wasn’t able to go because work was too busy etc and 7 times is one more than January so I am quite happy with my achievement. I think I would like to increase…

  • Interests,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Six week gym review

    Today I had my six-week gym review appointment. The purpose of the appointment was to see how I am getting on and whether or not there are any changes I would like them to make to my programme. I have really enjoyed the first few weeks being back at the gym, it has challenged me but also I am starting to see slight changes in both my strength and the way my body looks. This is helping me to feel more motivated about going. In six weeks I have managed to increase the weights I am lifting, by between 5-20kg depending on the exercise. I have dropped 1 minute and…

  • Exercise,  Interests,  Personal,  Weight loss

    Getting back to the gym

    Re-joining the gym was something I wanted to build up to after my fibro diagnosis and finally last month I managed it. I was referred through the g.p which means the trainers at the gym already knew I had health issues before I arrived, that means I could discuss a programme that would both push me but also not over-do it and make my pain worse. When I was at university I loved going to the gym, I had pain but I managed it well with exercise, stretches and I actually think living away from home helped on the stressed levels because I had much more peace and quiet. One…

  • Personal,  Spoonies

    2016.. I am ready for you.

    I can’t believe that a new year is just a couple of days away. Those who know me will know that 2014 wasn’t a good year for me, and I didn’t have any expectations for 2015 however significant things have happened – notably my fibromyalgia diagnosis. If 12 months ago you had told me I would get that in 2015 I would have laughed at you, I was sure I would just carry on feeling rubbish without anyone believing me. Now 2016 is upon us I am setting myself some goals. Usually I start every year with the same goals, lose weight, save money etc etc and whilst I do…

  • Personal,  Weight loss

    Weight loss update -25/11

    So a month ago I posted about how I would like to lose weight. A month later and I have lost a grand total of nothing! Eeek, mega fail this month! I don’t mind really as I haven’t felt well, I have had no appetite one day, wanted to eat everything in sight the next day I am actually lucky not to have put any weight on. I also had my birthday this month and I was made the yummiest of birthday cakes! With Christmas just a month away I am going to set myself some mini goals that will help kick start my weight loss again. I am a…

  • Confidence,  Personal,  Spoonies

    Plan of action: Ah I turn 25.

    On monday I turn 25 years old so I have been thinking about all the things that I would like to achieve before I turn 26 years old in 368 days time! In the last year I have graduated from uni and finally got some kind of diagnosis for my pain and have started moving forward. I have also lost some weight and started saving to do my masters at uni. The plan for the next 12 months is quite simple, keep moving forward. 2014 was the worst year for me and whilst 2015 hasn’t been amazing it has been better than last year. In the next 12 months I would like…