“Fitness starts at home. What you eat is what you will look, just as what you sow is what you reap. Eat good food: eat fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and don’t go for sweet and trite food.” Rakul Preet Singh

Ok, so this challenge is so much much harder than I could have ever have imagined, who knew I hated exercise so much now?! If you are wondering “what challenge is she going on about” then you can catch up here.

Day Four:- I work on Saturdays 6-2pm which means I’m on my feet all mornings! But still wanting to fit some more active minutes in I decided to head to Bickerton Hill, a lovely walk in the Cheshire countryside! So this time last year the sun was shining and it was lovely and warm (I did this challenge last May too) and now it’s just cold and rainy! Luckily the rain stayed away while I walked, desperate the blue skies the wind was icey! This was my first proper walk alone, my lovely friend Sarah recommended the ifootpath app so I didn’t get lost! The app was brilliant, I will definitely be using it again! I did a four mile walk through the hills so I got nice and sweaty! During last year’s challenge I was obsessed with losing weight, starving myself and over exercising. This time I wanted to do it the right way, it may take longer to get into shape but I least I know I am learning to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise! So some days I just walk or hike and I’m learning to be ok with that. And even a couple of walks walking in the countryside is better then what I have been doing. Now I have a job that allows me to have an actual life it is super important for me to actually be building a lifestyle. I would absolutely love to start hiking every Saturday afternoon!

Day Five:- I didn’t go for a run because I knew I was spending the day in beautiful Wales which meant lots of walking!! And I did lots of walking, I’m pretty I doubled my daily goal, This challenge is about me being active around my lifestyle and not giving up my lifestyle for a gym obsession!! I probably won’t ever go the gym at the weekend because I want to spend that time outside exploring, not counting calories or spending the day in a gym! I have done that in the past and it’s just not me nor sustainable!

Day Six:- So day six I had planned to have a rest day however by lunch time I had started to feel so guilty about not getting enough steps in that I decided to go on a long walk! After the walk I did stop to think about whether or not I should have just rested, what made me feel so guilty? It is so important to me that I don’t get obsessed beyond what is healthy! I need a little bit of obsession to keep me motivated, however it is a fine line and a line I am keeping an eye on. Luckily I felt ok after my walk, if I had come back in pain or sore I would have been angry at myself!


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