I’m aware it’s not Friday! I haven’t gone crazy (yet) I’m just setting my intentions for the upcoming week. If you didn’t already know, I am the flakiest person with absolutely everything. Mostly because I find it absolutely impossible to make a decision and stick to it.

But I have to stop being so flaky with my health and commit to healthy eating, exercising regularly and reducing my stress levels. Sleeping better would be good too, but I’m realistic. The gym is not a miracle worker. Plus, I think the last one will be the hardest as a single parent, but I have to do it. I’d like to be a good role model.

Fitness Friday Challenge

People who have changed their lives, in whatever direction, often say that they receive a warning that shocks them. And I’ve had my warning.

A recent routine visit to my doctors has shown that there is an issue with my health. It’s not a life threatening issue. Yet. If untreated, it could lead to potentially life threatening conditions. And it’s that yet that frightens me. Even I, with my limited understanding of the human body, knew that there was a reason that the doctor called me back in after my recent series of blood tests. That’s frightening to see.

Fitness Friday Introduction

I’ve mentioned before when I wrote about grieving for my mum, that I’m not frightened about dying. In fact, I look forward to seeing her again one day. I am most anxious about leaving my daughters behind, and the legacy that I leave for them. This has prompted me to act.

So, I’m still going to have my makeup posts and all the other posts that I have here sharing my random crazy thoughts with the world, but I’m making every Friday ‘Fitness Friday’. This means that every Friday, I’m going to post a short recap of all the steps that I’ve taken to improve my health and fitness. I will talk about my workouts, share meals I’ve had and if I can rope her in, share a fitness fact from my health-nut personal trainer sister! I need to be accountable to someone else to make my work on this.

Fitness Friday Introduction

This is my first week and I have to say, I’m so grateful for the support of everyone in my personal life with this challenge. (Is it a challenge? Or a change in lifestyle? Calling it a challenge make sure it seem like a game and this is serious.)

My sister has been an invaluable source of information about exercise and nutrition, for which I’m extremely grateful. My dad is my babysitter for my gym sessions and my friends have been great and just listening to me talk about it – no judgement. I can’t deny that The Boy has also been great at helping to distract me, True Blood marathons in the evening are very helping to avoid snacking.

Fitness Friday Introduction

I never anticipated having to think so carefully about my health in my thirties. My SVT diagnosis started it off and it’s an ever present concern now. But it’s never too late to make a change. Wish me luck and look out for future Fitness Friday updates and as my sister pointed out – accountability and blogging about my fitness plan is a good idea as long as it doesn’t become a creative writing exercise!

Introductionnto the Fitness Friday Challenge

Do you have any fitness tips to help me? How do you look after your health? 

20 thoughts on “Starting My Fitness Friday Challenge”

  1. Hello, Nay, I know all about my fitness journey becoming a writing project because my blog is all about my journey to weight loss and fitness. The blog was meant to keep me accountable but I would be lying if I said that sometimes it feels all about the blog rather than my number one goal. That said, the blog has been beneficial in keeping me accountable so it is all going in the right direction in terms of intention. So far as progress is concerned, I am on the look about all the time for new ideas and this week I have started a new metabolic diet which I hope will break me through my plateau. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. I would definitely be interested in reading your blog too. I totally get your point about making it more about the blog than the goal. I hope I can keep myself focussed. I too that I need the accountability of sharing it on the blog just because it’s so important. Good luck with your new diet this week! Thanks for reading.

  3. This is such a good challenge! I try to exercise at least three times a week, I try to eat right as much as I can. It gets hard sometimes but it is worth it. Good luck and keep us updated.

    Xo,
    Jane 🙂

  4. Thank you! I’ll definitely need it. My aim is for 3 times a week and to eat as well as possible. So far, it’s been ok!

  5. Good for you! Getting healthy is tough, especially if we’re not accustomed to it. I find it so difficult, especially going to the gym. Sorry to hear you’ve got some health issues, but I admire your determination to get well for your children, and for yourself! I look forward to Fitness Fridays – maybe it will give me a push in the right direction! x

  6. I’m hoping they give me a push! Something about sharing my fitness goals with the world might just push me into sticking to it! Thanks for reading

  7. Such a great challenge to set yourself! Getting healthy is hard but I find getting fit the toughest, especially when you’re not used to working it into your life – I’m trying to do this at the moment and its so hard to work around my job and spending time with my husband, so I admire your determination to stick at this especially when you’re a busy mum too! Best of luck!

    Emily x | http://www.thelittlechronicles.com

  8. It is tough and my first response to my sister when she suggested it was that I haven’t got the time, until she pointed out that I do and need to make time.

  9. I have been so lazy about getting fit and going to the gym this past year and this is giving me motivation. I’m sorry to hear about your health issues and it certainly makes it more challenging, but you can do it! 🙂

  10. This is an amz an amazing challenge. As for me, I have tried doing the 3 days Military Diet as a start up.. and although I lost 1 and half kg, I bet exercise is still the best way…

    Thank you and God bless!

    JM Kayne | #InMyHeart♥

  11. It is so good you are taking the initiative to improve your health and fitness! If I can offer you one piece of advice…take a picture of you in a sports bra and boy shorts and hang it in your bedroom mirror. Every 2 weeks, do this and compare the pics side by side. This will help to motivate you, showing you how far you’ve come!

  12. This is so inspiring and such a great way to keep yourself in check of your weekly fitness goals. Honestly, being fit is different than being skinny. 10 years ago, I was super skinny but unhealthy, after I had my second kid, I decided to go to the gym more regularly and also do sculpt yoga. I am more fit than I ever was and I feel great. I can’t wait to see your results and your journey along the way.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  13. I’m tempted to try yoga too as I know so many people who swear by it.
    For the first time, exercise and nutrition are about my health rather than appearance so I’m sure I’ll find it easier to stick to.

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