I wrote a few weeks ago about having lost my weight loss mojo, and trying to find my way back to a healthier, happier lifestyle. I've definitely been taking baby steps towards it - since then I've been on several runs and bike rides. I've logged about 14 miles on Strava, which is not much in a month, but it's something. I've been using my Fitbit Charge HR and trying to burn a certain amount of calories every day or be active for as many minutes as possible. At the weekends I've been going for runs along the beach, and I've also managed to fit in a couple of pre-work runs with Bodhi. I'm not going to pretend it's not been hard to get myself back into an exercise routine, but I must admit that one of the things that's got me out pounding the streets has been my new gym gear from Pink Soda Sport.
I must admit that although I'm totally obsessed with my new gym gear (and of course I love any photographs that have my favourite coastline as a backdrop), I still feel a little self-conscious posting these here. I feel like it's obvious that I've gained a few pounds, and I was way more confident in the photo in the post linked at the start. Body confidence is such a complex issue and I'd love to say that I love what I see in the mirror just as much now as before I put on about 10lbs, but I'm afraid I would be lying. However - I'm trying to turn that into motivation so that I can get back to feeling as happy and healthy as I did a year ago.
Going running is how I kick-started my fitness and health journey a few years ago, so I think it's a great way to ease myself back into exercising. The hard thing about running is that I find it so easy to lose my running stamina, so I'm right back to where I started again with only being able to run for short distances before I have to walk. But that's okay - I find it quite gratifying that you can see progress quite quickly with running, and I love watching my distances go up and times go down. One thing's for sure - with my new Pink Soda gym gear I'm certainly much keener to get out pounding the pavements again. I'm totally obsessed with Pink Soda as a brand, they're definitely my favourite brand of sportswear now as their clothes are just so well made - even Tom said to me the other day how amazed he was of the quality of the joggers I was wearing the other day, they're so soft and thick. They're the perfect blend of fashionable and practical, and much cooler than most of the rest of my running wardrobe...
Do you have any current exercise or healthy eating plans? How are you getting on with any 2016 goals you set?