So the last post on my New Year’s Resolutions talked about how making plans and goals can help keep you on track and maintaining any resolutions you may have made this New Year. As you might know I’ve been aiming to be more active in general and increasing my walking levels ready for my Team Honk leg of the relay for Sport Relief. I’ve wanted to get moving, ease my aching back and generally do a lot more than I have been doing recently. Blogging is a wonderful job, truly exhilarating at times but it is very sedentary and I’m really not used to it. For a girl who use to play field hockey twice a week, I’ve never sat still so much in my life.
So how has it been going? Well, you may remember I talked about setting some smaller goals and rewarding myself when I achieved them. Things have improved slightly although probably not as much as I’d hoped if I’m honest. Last week was crazy in terms of work, and lots of new things that I didn’t anticipate came along at the last-minute (more about that in the next few days) so I didn’t get out as much as I wanted to. However this week is different! I’m putting my trainers and fitbit to good use, increasing my fitness levels and generally getting outdoors more.
This week, we’re on holiday. Half term is here, the kids are off school and we’ve headed to the hills to enjoy the space and fresh air of the countryside. I know the weather has been awful but we all needed a break, so we have done what we really enjoy and rented a cottage ‘in the middle of nowhere’ to take in some breathtaking scenery. It’s a great opportunity for me and the children to get outside and get more active, as long as the weather holds off. I’ve got my walking boots and my wellies and I’m all prepared.
It’s about 10 days now until we take to the pavement and hike our way to Derby for our leg of the Sport Relief, Team Honk Blogger relay. Over 20o bloggers are travelling 3000 miles in a relay from Lands End to John O’Groats and we’re taking over the baton on February 26th to walk about 20 miles. I’m dreading the weather to be honest, but after watching what Davina McCall went through last week I really can’t complain. Her tenacity and determination were inspirational and totally awe-inspiring. I only hope I can achieve a fraction of her challenge.
So back to this week, and my attempt to embrace the outdoors. I’ll be yomping through fields, up and down hills in an attempt to raise the numbers on my fitbit and get my legs moving. Roll on my Team Honk relay leg!
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