Sunday 21 June 2015

Midweek Health & Fitness Update 08/06/2015 to 21/06/2015

Well not only is it not midweek but it has also been an age since I posted, pretty much anything! I did plan on updating on Wednesday but my time is pretty much taken up at the moment but I'm here now which is the main thing. 

It has been a busy couple of weeks, it's been a busy month with dating added to the mix - something that is very much a positive in my life. Now this is slightly long distance as he is north of Manchester and I am south, so two connections around around 2 hours of public transport. Now I plan to be down at his every other weekend and he will visit me once a week in the evening, we speak a lot and it is all going very well. I still try to have a routine but there is less time, plus on the weekends I'm with him I'm not exercising or walking much.


I have been trying to keep on top of things around this though, in a week the least amount of times I'll exercise is three, the most five. I aim to do yogalates twice a week, HIIT style the other days. I took today off to tidy up somewhat, my ex still lives with me but is due to move a week on Wednesday so I decided to help by sorting out the clothes in our old bedroom. I can't wait for this room to have more, well, room, as currently we have a mattress propped up at the end of the bed and our own mattress on the bed which he will be taking and I will once again have daylight in the room. 

I think a lot will change in my routine once James has moved, we still eat together most nights so that dictates what I eat. On nights where we aren't my pattern has changed slightly, I'll have a proper meal at lunch and then something light in the evening. We will see though, everything is up in the air at the moment.

Things had been okay and I had been on schedule apart from early this week. I have been taking metformin for PCOS for over a year until I cut down late last summer when I was trying to control the amount of medication I was taking, it was all making me ill. I had been gradually starting to take this again but last week was the first week that I also took it with my breakfast. I had already been increasing the dose over the month, starting with taking it with my evening meal for a couple of weeks, then lunch and it has been okay but having it with breakfast made me really ill. It made me go from feeling incredibly nauseous to extremely hungry and shaking, I couldn't control my appetite and it made my stomach off. So I've had a shocking week after quite a few weeks of really excellent routine and behaviour.

I've also not been paying attention to my steps! I really need to get on top of everything but mainly diet. I don't want the tablets to make me crave carb or any types of food, I just want a reasonable diet and slow, reasonable weight loss.

On the plus side my new smaller jeans still fit! Once life is clearer I will regroup my thoughts and focus! 


  1. Lots of positive changes going on in your life by the sounds of it. I'm very impressed with how grown up you and your ex are being - very "conscious uncoupling" à la Gwyneth Paltrow ! ;-)

    1. Haha, I didn't think of it like that! But we do have a cat to think of! It's all very adult and well-behaved, no tantrums and fallouts which makes things easier! xx