Goal for last week

My goal for last week was to keep up with my exercise routine. I had finished the 8-week schedule that came with my PiYo dvds and was worried that without a chart to tell me which workout to do each morning, I’d end up just doing the same one – or not bothering at all!

Well, as it happens I was ill this week – and still am. I aimed to exercise five times but I ended up cutting that back to three and a half times. But I also did different workouts each time. I decided to just start at the beginning of the second month of PiYo and do it over again.

Goal for this week

This week’s goal is to get over this ridiculous cold! I feel awful; I’m offensively tired but often up in the night blowing my nose. I feel like I might have something more akin to manflu as I am achey as well. I’m not going to put expectations on myself to workout and eat healthily when I feel rubbish, my appetite is all over the place and everything tastes funny!


As mentioned above, I decided to re-start the second month of the PiYo schedule. I was surprised by this in two ways. Firstly, I found the workouts easier, and was able to do more of them without going to the modification at the harder bits. Secondly, I found I was aching more after them – possibly because I was doing more, possibly because I was able to do the moves a bit better. Either way, I feel like the days I worked out, I worked out harder.



This week I’ve been sticking to the intermitent fasting, and actually it’s much easier than you would think. When I started to get ill mid week, things began tasting funny and I think that’s caused me to eat less than I usually would – but it’s also meant I’ve not had the inclination or desire to prepare proper food and I’ve mostly been eating crap and feeling awful. I’m not going to beat myself up about it though, just hang on in there until I start to feel better again, and go from there.

Weight & Measurements

Weight 160.8 – just over half a pound off.
Bust: 36″ Same as last week
R Arm: 12″ Same as last week
L Arm: 12″ Same as last week
Waist: 34″ Same as last week
Hips: 38″ Same as last week
R Thigh: 21″. Same as last week
L Thigh: 21″. Same as last week


I’m pleased with this; my measurements haven’t changed, but they’ve not gone up either – and I’ve still lost a little bit of weight even though I’ve not been eating well or exercising as much as I would have liked.


Weeky Weigh In #1 (1)


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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Rebecca U · 05/10/2015 at 10:42

Well done – nothing went up so that is brilliant. Stay positive though, it is much less motivating on these kind of weeks isn’t it? #bloggingtojogging

    Vicky Charles · 05/10/2015 at 11:53

    Thanks, I think being ill and eating crap, I’m just glad nothing went up! Fingers crossed this week will be better!

Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap) · 05/10/2015 at 11:37

Oh I hope you get better soon. There is nothing mote frustrating than having a cold when you have an exercise goal! Sounds like you still doing pretty well regardless though! Hope the taste comes back…that’s the worst!! xx #bloggingtojogging

    Vicky Charles · 05/10/2015 at 11:52

    Thanks Sarah, I’ve had 3 days off exercise and I really miss it! Am hoping if I take it easy today I can get back to it tomorrow!

Morgan Prince · 05/10/2015 at 14:11

Well done. I’ve been feeling much the same this past week, I’m only just starting to feel better. The awful autumn weather doesn’t make you feel any better does it? Hope your progress continues hun, you’re doing so well. :)

    Vicky Charles · 05/10/2015 at 17:24

    Thanks Morgan. I’m determined to get up tomorrow morning and work out! I feel really sluggish and crappy today after 3 days off!

Sam Kersley · 07/10/2015 at 21:29

You should feel so proud of yourself for even attempting to workout while your ill. When I get ill that’s it I do the minimum of everything except where my son is concerned I will still do everything as normal with him if that makes sense.
I really hope you feel better soon. Just make sure your getting lost of fluids

    Vicky Charles · 08/10/2015 at 06:14

    Thanks Sam. In my gym-going days I usually found that if I powered on through (where I could) and did the workouts, it helped me to shift it. This time though, I’m not sure if it’s a worse illness or lack of discipline but I can’t seem to complete a workout!

      Sam Kersley · 08/10/2015 at 08:54

      Maybe it’s a combination of things that is making it harder now. I use to struggle with mornings before I had Logan but they are so much harder now I have him, even if he goes through the night. Doesn’t help with my motivation lol.

        Vicky Charles · 08/10/2015 at 10:11

        I think having a wriggly toddler in bed next to me doesn’t help – but also I’m rubbish at getting to bed early! Need to work on that side of it I think!

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