My fitness in January

I’m very excited to start these new monthly posts.  A roundup of my fitness journey.  This is where I will be totally accountable for any laziness and where I can be proud of my successes!!

I’m not one for worrying about what the scales say, I care much more about how my clothes fit.  I’m proud to say that I am back into my pre pregnancy clothes, thanks to a mixture of breastfeeding, exercise and of course I can’t rule out genetics too (thanks mum and dad!!)

My fitness in January


I started running again when Freddie was about 8 weeks old.  I really enjoyed getting back into running and very quickly started getting into a routine of going around 3 times a week of up to 5k at a time.

Prior to that I have also been doing Dr.Joanna Helcke’s post-natal online Pilates programme….I highly recommend that by the way (a post coming on it soon!). I also did her pre-natal Pilates programmes which I reviewed if you want to check it out!

This month I have been absolutely LOVING my weekly yoga class at Raffles.  I go every Tuesday night and it’s amazing.  Some weeks it’s really tough and kicks my butt and then other times I’m so relaxed afterwards I fall asleep on the sofa super early!  I’m finding it to be a perfect addition to running.
I’m also back to doing yoga at home a couple nights a week.  I use an app called Yoga Studio and I think it’s great!

i treated myself to these awesome new yoga pants from Dharma Bums.

My fitness in January. New yoga pants

They are an Australian company I just discovered that I think I am a little bit in love with!!  There stuff is awesomely and im sure I’ll be buying from them again soon (not a sponsored link just think they are great!!)

I’ve been a little bit rubbish with my running this month, in fact I took a couple of weeks totally off.  Not deliberately, it just kind of happened.  I have to say that I kind of am the anti-new years resolution person.  I never make them and I almost sub-consciously rebel against January for that reason!!  The first week in Jan I was fine, it was easier though as Mark was still at home on Christmas holidays.  When he went back to work we’ve both been more tired and I haven’t been able to motivate myself to go as much!

Anyway, last week I picked myself back up (actually it was when I started writing this post that made me go so it’s working already as motivation!!) and went back out.  I felt really good on the way out, I went a bit too fast though, I made myself do a 5k even though when I got to 2k I knew I’d struggle on the way back!!  I did struggle, in fact I had to walk the last 50m or so, I was very annoyed with myself.

My plan for next month is to go running twice a week and continue with yoga.  Mark is going to London for 5 days in Feb so it won’t be possible for me to go then but I will make sure to do what I can at home.
We are moving house this weekend and so my running routes will change.  I would like to pus my distance a little last 5k this month too, even just a couple of times.

next month I will also record all my runs so I can see how far I’m going each month.  I think it will be a good motivator!

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11 thoughts on “My fitness in January

    • Ahhh thanks Clara that’s made my day!!! There’s days where I’ve felt really strong but there are definitely still days where I’ve felt very puddle like too haha!
      Yes I’m very excited about it, I’ll share pics soon!!! X

  1. You are doing so well lovely! I can’t wait to get back to my fitness after the baby is born, although at the same time I am really enjoying being lazy and eating lots of chocolate while I am pregnant! x

    • Thanks Katie 🙂
      It is really exciting and fun to get back into exercise again after baby but yes you definitely should make the most of none of that while you’re pregnant….enjoy lovely xx

  2. Wow, this sounds great! All the yoga and running is brilliant. I’m guessing you leave the little one at home when you go out running? Even though Pickle hasn’t even arrived yet, I know I’m already keen to get out and go running once they’re here – think it’ll be good for me mentally and physically! I’d prefer to run in the day and wouldn’t mind taking baby with me if I had a suitable jogging-pram/pushchair. Or do you think it’s best to do it whilst I know someone else can look after Pickle?

    Looking forward to seeing your update next month! And those yoga pants are AMAZING!
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