How lovely is this weather! Imagine if it stayed like this for the rest of summer, it would be so good. Everyone’s much more happier and chilled out, only time I get aggy is when I’m going to bed and my room is like an oven.
I’ve been out running with my mum quite a few times the past week. We are up and out by 6:30 so it’s still lovely and cool, little bit worried that on the day of Race for Life it’s going to be 28 degrees and we’ll puffing and panting having not ran in the heat. I’ve surprised myself at how easy I’ve found it and (because it’s easy) i really enjoy running. I like anything when it’s easy. We’ve started off with a couple of 3k’s then a 4K and finally yesterday morning, after quite a heavy day of food and alcohol Saturday so we were both expecting to be a bit shit smashed 5k. I know that on the day the Race for Life will feel so much shorter too as everyone spurs each other on and we’ll feel so motivated to do well. I genuinely can’t wait to run it with my mum. I am also very excited about the Sunday lunch in the pub after too 😏. If you want to get behind us and support a wonderful cause then please donate to our sponsor page.
Now I’d be a liar if I said my diets been good this week. I excelled myself at my cousins 21st birthday party, I don’t think I moved from the buffet once 🐽. I have a friends wedding coming up in a couple of weeks though and I’ve set myself a little mini goal for then so I’ve got something to work towards. I find sticking to a plan so so difficult when I don’t have a competition in the diary, and I don’t intend on competing until the end of the year either. I am still weight training 3/4 times a week but it’s nice to have no pressure. Though with there being no pressure in the gym I feel like there’s no pressure outside the gym and my eating definitely needs to be pulled back in.
The week following my holiday I thought I was going to be a bit crap in training but I was certainly fuelled by pasta and ham and cheese toasties (did you even go on holiday if you didn’t have a ham and cheese toasty) and my 110kg deadlift for 3x3s felt good. Squats we dropped back down to 95kg for 5x5s and they were pretty smooth too, just my belt is tighter now and so it kept nipping me 🙈. I refuse to loosen it! There’s another incentive to reign it in on the snacks.
This weekend has been mental, myself and Will haven’t stopped! We had a charity night for the fabulous Blazing Saddles who are cycling from Oldham to Gibraltar for a number of wonderful charities! They managed to raise over £10,000 on Friday evening which is mega!! (There was a three course meal involved). Saturday morning we drove to Leicester to a place called Armourgedon so I could drive a tank!! It was my birthday present off Will and I was in my element, I loved every second of it! We then drove straight back up to Bury to my uncles for my cousins 21st birthday where (like I said before) I didn’t leave the buffet. Costco birthday cake is INSANELY good! Sunday morning we had bagels for breakfast round at Wills sisters followed by a tonne of pimms and ice cream at Tottys Big Day Out. We may have also drank that much we couldn’t be bothered cooking so ordered a Chinese!
I’m writing all this because I want people to know that what I put out on Instagram is the best points of my life. I’m not all diets and exercise, I very much enjoy myself and eat what I want (I struggle with the ‘in moderation’ part, that’s a work in progress). I feel there’s a lot of pressure on teenagers and young adults to look a certain way but I promise you so long as you’re healthy and having fun that is all that matters! We all compare ourselves to certain people we see on instagram, when really we should just focus on being the best possible version of ourselves! I’m guilty of only showing pictures of myself where I feel I look my best but please know for that one photo uploaded to Instagram there’s 50 others that I was certainly not happy with 🤣.
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