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Check this ouuuuut! 100 followers! Wow. Thank you to you all! How exciting!

I guess now I have all the more people to disappoint when I fall off the wagon…Pressure…This is a good thing

Thanks to all those who are following my blog, I appreciate all of you!

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Energise Check

Aloha, you may remember me writing about a book Energise You by Oliver Gray ?

Well, there’s an online quiz to check how you score in each of the sections discussed in the book. I took this at the beginning of January, and again at the beginning of February. After completing the January Quiz, I implemented 3 Habits from the book to improve my scores. These were:

  • Drink 2 litres of water a day
  • Eat 5 fruits/veg a day
  • Exercise 3 times a week

I was not able to stick to these consistently, however I was doing them more often than before-which is never going to be a bad thing.

My january stats were as follows:

05/01/2014

Mind management 38%
Nutrition 17%
Sleep 33%
Exercise 18%
Re-energising 12%
Computer use 27%
Work-life balance 71%

Total 31%

My February stats:

01/02/2014

Mind management 50%
Nutrition 39%
Sleep 33%
Exercise 55%
Re-energising 12%
Computer use 55%
Work-life balance 100%

Total 49%

Much improved, however still lots to work on!

Based on this, I need to improve my Re-energising, and Nutrition the most.

My February habits are:

  • Give myself 20 minutes of ‘stop-time’ per day.
  • Eat my 5 a day (I know this is the same as last month, but this is the one I failed at most)
  • Incorporate Yoga into my day

Alongside these I will also be focusing on eating well, and drinking lots of water. Just trying to be healthy.

Weigh in disaster zone

Ok so I know I didn’t post yesterday. I didn’t want to. As you can probably surmise, I put on. About 4 pounds. So disappointed with myself…But such is life.  Next week will be better!

In other news, I’m going to Scotland March 29th, to climb Ben Nevis. 7 weeks to train, and I’m worried I’m not going to be ready for it! I’ll still go anyway, but it’s going to be a massive push…

My plan is to gym loads, in particular cross trainer on a high intensity, and strength training for my legs, arms and back. Endurance may be an issue, but as it is walking I should be able to manage well enough.

I’m going with Mr Boyfriend, and our two friends-who are also a couple.  Let’s call them Mr H and Miss K. H has been up Ben Nevis before, and did it in 9 hours round trip. This trip he wants to either best that time, or do it in the same time but struggle with it less. (He was quite unfit the last time). I feel this is a good time to aim for. To prepare for it, at the weekends we are planning several hikes around our local area to build some Endurance. As well as break in my hiking shoes (which I haven’t bought yet). This on top of my gyming should get me ready for this. Scary stuff.

I was meant to talk about this in my personal training session, but my trainer no longer works for the gym. But didn’t tell me until I text her to confirm our session… so I’m going to have to do some research myself and talk to the gymstaff to develop a good routine to train.

Busy busy busy!