Okay, so I know it’s the 5th of September and not the 1st but here is what I would like to achieve this month:
1. Start back at the gym after about a 6 month absence and start exercising more at home.
I know, I know – I could have bought a nice handbag with all the money I’ve spent on the gym while I’ve not been going. I am ashamed.
Due to my depression and social anxiety earlier in the year I haven’t felt able to brave the gym. I’m still not 100% but I feel a bit more confident so I think I’ll be able to start going again. Plus, we are going on holiday in November, so I have to get in some sort of shape for that! The Davina exercise DVD’s will also be coming out (love these by the way!).
I have really let my fitness go, as yesterday’s trip proved. As puppy was in the vets all day (he had to be sedated and have an eye examination) Gary & I decided to go mountain biking. I have had a new mountain bike for months but had never been out on it. We went to Delamere Forest which is lovely. Gary is a keen biker but he stayed with me, going slow on the main paths. It wasn’t a hard ride at all but my thighs started hurting pretty much straight away. After a while I forgot about the pain in my legs as my bum was sooo sore (it’s still sore today lol!). We stayed out for nearly an hour but I was exhausted! Not good. Need to improve on my fitness I think!
2. Start to care about myself a bit more.
Through the fog of my depression I really did not present myself well. Sometimes I didn’t even brush my hair in the mornings before scraping it back. I hardly ever wear makeup, I hardly ever wear my hair down – it is always tied in a ponytail. And my clothes?! Pah, not even worth discussing. But I want this to change.
So I am going to make a bit more of an effort this month – start wearing a bit of makeup if I’m going out to the shops etc, maybe blow dry my hair occasionally. Actually I really NEED to go to the hairdressers. It’s a bit of a phobia of mine, but my hair needs trimmed badly. I WILL get my hair cut as well this month!
So there you have it – only 2 goals for September, but to me they are pretty big ones. It will be a massive step forwards if I can achieve them. It can only help to make me feel better about myself and more confident, right? I would love your support to help me stick to my goals. Badger me on Twitter (@NicsNotebook) to make sure I’ve been exercising and that I’ve actually brushed my hair lol.. I need all the encouragement I can get!