one step at a time.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yoga. And 120 miles...

Totally going to do it.

January is traditionally my quiet month where I avoid my tax return yet worry about it constantly, submitting it as late as possible after a full month of grumpiness.

You may be able to spot that I could do this a better way.

In order to distract myself I also do as many other things as possible in spare time.

I have done some Brownie planning, booking pack holiday and signing up for Helen Skelton's Red Nose Day Challenge.

I have been to help prepare Thinking Day crafts for Glasgow County.

I have signed up for a trip to Sangem in India (it's a Girlguiding trip) and have been to the first workshop.

I have tried a new spin class that had an abs workout at the end. I couldn't laugh comfortably for 3 days!

Most recently I tried a beginner yoga class. I do not think yoga is for me. The hands together or raised towards an imaginary sun felt odd - reverent but without an understanding of why, or what for. The movements were good - hard for me to do, but repetitive so I could learn them at my very slow pace.  The bit I found hardest were the meditations... I'm not very keen on sitting quietly, so lying quietly with my eyes shut folllowing instructions was hard. I didn't like it.

However I don't think it would be right to make a decision on a single session so am going again next week.

We won a pub quiz.

I went to watch Glasgow Warriors in the Heineken Cup against Northampton Saints. Loved it.

I have visited friends, and was given Herman the German friendship cake which I have been looking after for 3/4 days. This morning I fed him.

Fyi the tax is done... But not actually submitted. It is due 31 Jan.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Feeling more positive

It IS achievable... I think.

63 miles walked.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Walk 500 miles - 2013 Challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

I have another 6 stone to lose to get to 'healthy weight'.  The fact that 'healthy weight' is lighter than I was at 14/15ish when we had to weigh ourselves at school (sure I was about 10stone) is immaterial.

In an attempt to reach this goal, I have set a short-term goal of walking 500 miles by my birthday (June).

I realised that it actually needs to be done by 26 June as I'm off to India, so have decided to count miles walked from Christmas day to the 25 June.

I have walked 54 miles since Christmas.

It had sounded feasible when I made up the challenge... I walk about 6 miles a week to and from work.  It's 3 miles to the gym and back and I do that at least once a week.

It isn't feeling good.  I have 2.7miles a day to do, despite the 54 miles done in less than a month...

This leaves 83.33 miles per month, which is 21 miles a week.

I usually walk 9 miles a week and I thought that more than doubling that would be EASY?

My legs hurt.  I don't know if I can do it!