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Posted on January 16, 2017

Fitness Update // Finally back to the gym #FitYear

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I did it, I finally went back to the gym for the first time since the start of December. I’m still not 100% cured of the vertigo so I just took it steady.

I went on Wednesday after work and did 15 minutes run/walk intervals on the treadmill and then 15 minutes on the bike. On Friday, I did some weights for about 15 minutes and then 20 minutes of run/walk intervals then 10 minutes on the bike. I had planned on going Thursday after work but felt too ill.

I’m finding the vertigo worse after the treadmill. It’s when I slow down or stop it’s almost as if I get disorientated it and feel dizzy. Doom.

I also signed up to a half marathon in May. I’m hoping I’ll be better by then so I can run it properly, I have an appointment with the specialist on the 25th so hopefully he can help me manage the vertigo a bit better.

I’m on a health kick now and I want to lose a stone to get back to where I was before I spent a month sat on my arse being dizzy. I’ve started using the hashtag #fityear to talk about my progress on Twitter and invite other people to do the same. You can read more about #fityear here. I’m thinking of doing some weekly challenges and things if people want to get involved!

How’s your week been?


Posted on January 12, 2017

Join us and Improve Yourself in #fityear

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Earlier today, I expressed to my friends I wanted a fitness buddy. Then I decided to take it to Twitter.

The idea is simple – we use the hashtag #fityear to talk about our fitness, health and weight goals.

Whether you’re celebrating losing a few lbs, posting a salad on Instagram or training for a marathon, use the #fityear tag so we can all encourage each other to our goals.

Your goal can be anything. If you don’t want to lose weight, it can be to eat your 5-a-day, to go to the gym 3 times a week or to run a 10k.

I’ll be doing roundups of how I’m getting on this blog and promoting the post via the #fityear tag. Make sure you do too if you do post. Feel free to post any links in the comments and I’ll add them into my posts so we can all keep up with each other.


My starting point.

Last night, I stood on the scale and saw the highest number I’ve seen, ever. I went into complete meltdown mode.

Luckily, the number was 6lbs less this morning when I weighed so I feel slightly better. But it’s still a high weight for me.

As I had a bad case of vertigo back in December, I couldn’t go to the gym. I also had 2 weeks off work and after that, I was still barely moving at work or at home because my head was in a constant spin. I was drinking and eating a lot over Christmas and all of this had lead to gaining weight.

I eat what I want most of the time as I exercise a lot, but taking this out of the equation and not being active at work (I can easily hit 10k steps in a shift) meant weight gain.

I’ve started to clean up my diet. Stop drinking and stop eating as much. Pick healthy options. I’m using myfitnesspal again to track my food intake as I find that really helps me stay accountable. It’s scary how many calories you can eat without realising.

I also signed-up to a half marathon and yesterday I went back the gym for the first time. I was going to go again today, but didn’t feel right at work and don’t want to be bad with vertigo again.

I plan to do something tomorrow, a run, gym or a workout at home.

On Saturday at 6pm, I’ll be dedicating the #socialbloggers Twitter chat to #fityear – so make sure you join in!

So – to summarise:

My Goals:

  • Lose 1 stone
  • Run a half-marathon in may

How I’m going to do this:

  • Use myfitnesspal to track meals
  • Dig out my FitBit and start wearing it again
  • Work out at least 3 times a week
  • Plan meals
  • Stop opting for full breakfasts at work!

Who is in?

Now, here are some photos of me for a bit of personal inspiration.

The first one is from when I ran my last half marathon, the second one is some progress I made last year, just a month apart:

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What are your goals?


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