May Fitness Chat

Time for some May Fitness chat, better known in my mind as the working title ‘better late than never?!‘. As it turns out, getting motivation back after an overseas trip is quite difficult. I didn’t do too badly while we were away (I made an effort to swim some laps during our daily pool time, and walked quite a bit while exploring the area we were staying in), but since returning home I’ve done basically nothing. It’s time to get back into setting goals and pushing myself outside my comfort zone. My comfort zone, if you’re wondering, is on the couch watching 5 episodes of LOST a night before crawling into bed.

April Goals
Get back on track (physically and mentally) – I was progressing well before my trip, and mentally I feel ready to get back into the swing of things. I feel a lot more motivated now than I did earlier in the year, so I’m counting that as a success. Plan lunches – I’m not doing too badly in this regard, I rarely buy my lunch now and try to take leftovers (of our healthy dinners), or a salad for lunch. Increase weekly workouts to 4 per week – Nope. Keep a fitness diary – While I haven’t yet figured out how I’m going to use my Lorna Jane diary for this, I have been tracking all of my workouts and progress and I’m still using gold stars in my day planner to help keep track of my gym days.

Monthly Goals
Because I’m focusing on getting back into a routine, my monthly goals are not going to be too intense. Basically, I just want to reset myself mentally and get back into the swing of things now that I’ve returned from my holiday. I want to start tracking my food, so I can see what’s going on with my nutrition and where I can start doing a bit better with my eating (not eating 4 strawberries and cream Lindt balls a night could be a start). I want to keep track of my progress for each workout that I complete, and have a structure to my general exercise ‘plan’. It’s nearly June already (wtf guys), so I’m hoping to bump things up a bit next month.

Health & Fitness Related Goodies
* Kimberley mentioned Run Hundred on twitter a little while ago, and I think it’s such a great idea for a website and will be really useful the next time I’m looking to add some new music to my workout playlist. ** She also mentioned really liking the Yoga Studio App, so I’m downloading it to try it out this weekend. *** My top song to work out to at the moment is ‘Bounce‘ by Iggy Azalea.

April Fitness Chat

Wow, my arm looks gargantuan in that photo. It’s been a while since I posted anything fitness-related on the blog, which is probably because I’ve not been paying much attention to that aspect of my life lately. However, I feel energized and refreshed and back on track, and I thought it might be the perfect time to introduce a new monthly series of posts to the blog. Every month I’ll be checking in to discuss my goals, how I’m feeling, and interesting fitness-related things I’ve seen pop up around the place.

Monthly Goals
We’re half way through the month already, but better late than never. My main goal for the month is basically to get myself back on track, both physically and mentally. This has been a crazy year so far, but things are slowly settling down and I feel more capable of taking control of my health and fitness in general. I want to plan my lunches better (with the aim to make healthy options to take to work every day), I want to increase my weekly workouts to at least 4 a week, I want to keep a fitness diary (my new Lorna Jane planner should work with that), and I want to cut coffee out of my daily diet. I’m going to Bali in the first week of May, and you can bet that’s motivating me to WERK.

Health & Fitness Related Goodies
* I was in Kmart yesterday and noticed that they have quite an extensive range of workout clothes. I picked up a gorgeous green tank (pictured in the image above) for $15. You can bet I’ll be going back for more. ** If I’m ever short of motivation, I search through the #fitfam hashtag on Instagram. There are a lot of inspiring people out there, and there is always a picture of two to help motivate me to get off of my butt and move. *** I’m planning on whipping up some turkey meatballs to have for lunch during the week. I’ve never made meatballs before, so I’m interested to see how they turn out. I’ll keep you posted. **** I need a new theraband.