My Year In Fitness – Day 232 #MYIF2014

Recently I have been trying to spend more time “unplugged”. At first I found it difficult, I love my gadgets and I did feel a bit lost. However I have stuck with it and I am feeling the benefits of being offline, even for just for a short time each day.

My latest step in the process was to delete the Facebook app from my phone (im not brave enough to delete my account yet!). I am definitely more productive and have a lot more head space to think about real things and ideas as opposed to being concerned with things in cyber world.

Today I have spent the afternoon in the garden with my two kids, my phone stayed inside! I felt more present and able to get involved without being pulled away by the numerous distractions our phones can provide. 

All that said I am still lusting after this Samsung Galaxy S5, its got a heart rate monitor built in so surely I can justify it for work purposes when training clients? I’ll leave the Facebook app uninstalled!

My Year In Fitness – Day 228 #MYIF2014

I am laid in bed watching a film after a hot bath. My idea of Heaven.

I have done no exercise today and I’m not guilty or afraid to admit that. At the beginning of this year when I first started this challenge I was determined to build regular physical activity into my life. I had been pregnant twice in 25 months so regular exercise was a distant memory.

I exercise to feel good, be healthy and get strong. And I love the endorphins!! I don’t beat myself up if I don’t manage a session, I just try again the next day.

Focus not on a diet with an end date or the latest workout plan that has had millions of pounds or dollars ploughed into marketing it, but on a healthy lifestyle full of movement, good proper food and plenty of rest.