This year has been a bit of a bust when it comes to my fitness. Since having Olivia I have lost all motivation to really do anything fitness related – except for the odd walk or run. This is a stark contrast to the end of 2015 and half of 2016 before I became too pregnant with Olivia to do too much.
I used to walk, run, play squash and try plenty of other activities, keeping fit whilst losing weight. I managed to lose over a stone and a half doing this and I’d love to achieve this and more in 2018.
I have a few fitness goals for 2018 – here’s hoping I can achieve them.
Get Walking More
Back when I was doing really well, I was walking Jack to school and back every day plus going for walks during his school day and walks in the evening with friends. I’ve got a bit too lax about this and tend to get in the car – we live across the other side of the village but it is easily walkable to I really should do it more.
Run, run, run
My village has its very own running club which is growing in popularity. There are more and more people joining each month and there is always a run going on every day, usually at least one in the morning and one in the evening. They are very supportive of you, no matter what your ability is and they seem like a great bunch. It was started by a fellow Year 1 mum and I know plenty of people in the club – now I’ve just got to work up the courage to join.
Join the gym
We have a few gyms around here so I just need to work out which one is better for me, both financially and in terms of equipment. I’d love it if there was a swimming pool – although I would have to buy swimming pool essentials such as a costume and swimming goggles. This isn’t a deal breaker though. I used to go with my friend to her gym and play squash which was good fun – I’d love to get doing this again.
Try something new
I don’t want to get in a rut so I’d love to try something new such as hitting the slopes at Chill Factore or giving golf a try – Steve loves golf and it seems to do wonders for him!
Workout from home
Finally, I want to start doing some workouts at home. As well as eating more healthily and drinking more water, I want to be productive with my time at home. I know a couple of my friends really recommend certain workout DVDs or YouTube channels but I’d be interested to know the ones that you would recommend. I may be picking a few up in the Boxing Day sales!
I’d love to try a few more things in 2018 – perhaps try a new sport, join the running club and work my courage up to better my ability and perhaps even run a race by the end of 2018 – I’m in awe of some bloggers such as Kirsty who runs races on a regular basis!
Have you got any fitness goals for 2018?