Choices – Janathon Day 30

Choices – Janathon Day 30

I chose the gym over alcohol tonight.
I’d had one of those days – you know the ones – when you’ve got issues with your kids on your mind and work is tricky. Normally a cold beer or perfectly mixed Cuba Libre sorts me out, but tonight I realised a workout was what I needed.
Is this […]

A sneaky workout – Janathon Day 27

A sneaky workout – Janathon Day 27

I was lucky to squeeze in an hour in the gym today- it involved a babysitter and a tag team with my husband.
I noticed how much stronger I’m feeling and how much further I can stretch.
I couldn’t resist jumping on the scales. I’ve lost another 500g – so that’s 1.1kg in three weeks. In old […]

Sufferfest – Janathon Day 25

Sufferfest – Janathon Day 25

Something a little bit different for today’s Janathon entry – I made a video. I had to. You’ll see why…

Double time – Janathon Day 24

Double time – Janathon Day 24

I missed day 23 so I did twice the workout today – gym at lunchtime and dance class this evening. Feeling AMAZING!

I was loving the track this evening. It was a straightforward but fast routine – I really had to concentrate. I think I completely threw poor Jen when I took off my sweater and […]

New kicks – Janathon Day 22

New kicks – Janathon Day 22

Occasionally life is straightforward.
I’ve been trawling Mallzee, TKMaxx and Sports Connection for weeks, looking for new trainers. They never had what I wanted in my size for my price point. I even popped into a Nike store and couldn’t find the right pair.
Tonight I walked into the gym and was surprised the sports shop was […]

600 – Janathon Day 14

600 – Janathon Day 14

Is that the number of calories I burned today?
No.
The number of millilitres of wine I drank last night?
Probably bang on.
600 is the number of grams I have lost after two weeks of Janathon.
That’s 1.3lb in old money.
Not impressed with myself.
“Yes but you’ve probably gained muscle weight,” my new friend in the Zumba class reassured me.
I […]

Drippin’ in finesse – Janathon Day 13

Drippin’ in finesse – Janathon Day 13

Ever get a song in your head and just play it non-stop?

It came on Radio 2 on the way to the gym (I love Graham Norton on a Saturday morning); it appeared on the “Charting Now” playlist on Apple Music and then I just kept it on repeat a few times as I worked out.
The […]

Is the gym now my social life? – Janathon Day 6

Is the gym now my social life? – Janathon Day 6

Today was easily the most energetic Janathon yet. I’m just back from the gym. Yes, on a Saturday night.
Take Me Out was on telly, a good motivator. It reminded me the purpose of Janathon is to tone up and look my best.
There were only a handful of people there so I used all the equipment […]

Breaking it down – Janathon day 2

Breaking it down – Janathon day 2

I’m reading this great business book called “Rework” right now. It’s written by the guys behind Basecamp – the project management software – but really it’s authored by the wee boy in the crowd shouting: “Look! The emperor’s naked!”
Amongst the many jewels of wisdom is a chapter called “Make tiny decisions”. It’s all about breaking […]

Janathon Day 25: Trainer graffiti

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Janathon Day 25: Trainer graffiti

Well today I certainly made up for missing a few days of Janathon.
I couldn’t do much last week for two reasons (reasons, not excuses). First, a tonne of work landed on my desk, which was brilliant but took up every minute I wasn’t being mum – and secondly, I was mum for a load of […]