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Consider This a Before

2014 January 14
by Kat

Katfit52 Before

I know; them’s fighting words.

This last year I have moved less and less. Between building websites and spending more time working at the computer I have little by little stopped moving all together. There have been times when I’ve stood up to get a drink and my legs felt wobbly. Or other times when I’ve been wrecked after a simple day out. Put simply: it wasn’t good.

So at the end of last year I decided to do something about it. I took advantage of a GP appointment for my asthma (big contributing factor, not been breathing well for a couple of years now) to ask her to refer me for exercise. It’s a simple programme whereby the patient (me) gets reduced gym rates and support through a 12 week fitness plan based on their goals.

Now, I might have been referred for obesity but my personal goals are fitness, endurance and strength. I have a blog conference to put on in less than four months and I want to be standing by the end of it rather than crumpled in a heap!

Sure, weight loss is, hopefully, going to come along with my fitness (believe me, I’d like to be able to fit into a wider selection of clothes) but it’s not what’s making me get up at seven in the morning.

I hadn’t planned to make this a series but after the wonderful support I received when I posted this photo to instagram I decided I really wanted to share what I’m up to. So Monday morning photo #2 went up and I decided I would commit to a year of exercise.

Consider this a before, I’m working on the after.

11 Responses
  1. January 14, 2014

    Hurrah! Go on girl, you can do it! Big support from me and hugs. I’m on a get fit thing too. We can do it together. ;) xxxxx
    lou@littlegreenshed recently posted…2/52…My Profile

  2. lindsay roberts permalink
    January 14, 2014

    Good luck, I am with you, did my first 1o minute session of my new exercise dvd today and feeling motivated.

  3. January 14, 2014

    Good luck!
    Katherine recently posted…LushMy Profile

  4. January 14, 2014

    I loved seeing your picture on instagram last week, it certainly helped to motivate and inspire me. I completed the first day of my couch to 5Km challenge today and loved doing it. It’s silly really how a new year can make you take stock and make changes. Hats off to you for taking charge and not letting that opportunity at the GP go to waste. I don’t know if you’be ever tried it but some people find yoga really helpful when it comes to managing asthma, mainly because of the focus on breathing techniques I think. Good luck with your challenge!

  5. January 14, 2014

    Yay! Go Kat ! I’ll be shaking my cheerleading Pom poms for you ra ra ra!
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  6. January 14, 2014

    Good on you, I started the couch to 5k in October and last Saturday I managed to run (and walk) a bupa 5k round Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. If I can, you can. Wishing you motivation and perseverance, it’s not easy to keep going. Look forward to hearing how you get on.
    Katie recently posted…Happy First Birthday RegenerationMy Profile

  7. January 15, 2014

    Go Kat go! You’ll be able to run to a restaurant to celebrate many of your reached goals after Blogtacular!

  8. January 15, 2014

    …dinner in London to celebrate at the other end!
    Kate x
    PS: I looked into joining a gym too a couple of months ago – this has motivated me to go ahead and do it!

  9. January 15, 2014

    Is that river park? Been so long since I’ve been there I don’t recognise it (the shame!). Moving more is my motto too but in the dark rather than the gym x
    Grace recently posted…Christmas came earlyMy Profile

  10. January 18, 2014

    Well done, Kat! I’m planning to slink back into the gym next week after turning into one of those people who pays but never goes. I may be ever so slightly broken after my first session, but you feel so good afterwards. Might me trying to psych myself up here!!
    Angela @Little Apple Tree recently posted…The year in books: JanuaryMy Profile

  11. February 2, 2014

    You’ve obviously got plenty of determination and drive (you blog is testament to that) I’m sure you will achieve your goals
    Good luck !

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