Breathe – Janathon Day 31

Breathe – Janathon Day 31

I’ve done it! 31 days of exercise complete!
I finished on a high with my absolute favourite class – Simon Says Dance – and a complicated routine to Breathe by Jax Jones.
Clare and I did our best but it was hard to keep a straight face in between trying to body roll, kick ball change 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 […]

Hill runs, mud pits and a loony dook – Janathon day 1

Hill runs, mud pits and a loony dook – Janathon day 1

I was actually sweating when I got home from our New Year’s Day walk so I know I made it count.
My 3 yo is still recovering from shingles so was in the buggy. Pushing him up a long hill is a great glutes workout.
Of course he happily jumped out at the summit and ran around […]

Janathon Day 14: Waisting away

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 14: Waisting away

I had a good effort last night and I plan a river run tomorrow morning, so today I just wanted a really good stretch plus a bit of pilates.
I did the ten minute pilates waistline trainer from FitSugar (thanks YouTube) and then sat watching Luther on the floor doing some deep stretching. One day I […]

Janathon Day 4: walking lunges

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 4: walking lunges

Sometimes you commit to things suspecting you’ll struggle to honour that commitment. I reckon you just have to make your best effort, after all, life is unpredictable.
I did have a very active day with two under fives – I suspect that if I tried to write “pushed a four year old back and forth on […]

Janathon Day 1: Mud with a view

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | 2 Comments
Janathon Day 1: Mud with a view

Our traditional New Year’s Day walk became a bit of a circuits session. There was the resistance training (pulling a tired four-year-old along on his bike using the rope from the sledge); the weight-lifting (carrying the tired four-year-old home when he would no longer sit on the bike) and even a bit of dead lifting […]

Pyjama Plank

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | One Comment

I had plans to go for a run tonight – especially after my 6-months-pregnant friend Sarah informed me she was off to the gym – but I didn’t.
I had a deadline for a 5000 word report and spent so long after dinner tweaking the design and layout that it was suddenly 9.20pm and too late […]

Metafit Take Two

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments

Last week it took me three whole days to recover from my first Metafit class. I had bruises on my knees, elbows and back; my thigh muscles felt like they’d shrunk inside my body and my arms were so sore I could hardly lift a toothbrush.
Today I had a meeting at 3 o’clock which accidentally […]

Poshest Janathon yet

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments

If this is where I got to work out every day, then every month would be a Janathon.
Gleneagles hotel is one of my favourite places in the world and it was a pleasure to get up on Sunday morning and head to the gym with two friends.
I ran, cross-trained, cycled and spent a good ten […]