Hey, weight loss friend, healthy habit maker…
So I thought it was about time for an update.
It’s been a while I know. The summer months are just so hectic for me.
So how’s your summer been? Yes, I really do want to know, so go ahead and let me know in the comments below.
As well as working like a trouper over the summer, I’ve also found time to get out and about. I went on my usual family holiday with my mum, sisters and niece. We did loads of walking.
I missed the first day of swimming and my sister came back and grossed me out so much I didn’t dare swim for the rest of the week. I won’t go into all the details other than to say it involved a man with something gross coming out of his nose and then the next time she saw him, it was gone. I don’t know what it is at the minute but I really can’t cope with things like that. Could you?
I went on some more walks throughout the summer and one really long walk (for me) of around 11 miles. My lovely 10-year-old niece did the walk with us too, she was amazing. She was struggling when we had around 4 miles left to walk, so we played a load of word games to keep her uplifted and distracted.
We did also eat sweets, but hey we walked them off and had loads of fun.
What are you crazy????
That’s what I said when my sister asked me to go on the floating aqua park at Rutland water. It’s the UK’s biggest inflatable aquaglide aqua park. I’ve been twice (one to watch) and both times people were badly injured, yet I still went on. Take a look, you’ll see why I thought it was a crazy idea.
Donned in a not so attractive wetsuit, I think this experience probably goes down as being the most unglamorous thing I’ve ever done. I spent the vast majority of the time either being pushed up, pulled up, falling or lying sprawled out on the platforms in fits of a mix of laughter and exhaustion.
I’m writing this post a week later and I’m still suffering.
Am I pleased I did it? YES
Will I do it again? I think it’s probably going to be a bit like childbirth where you do forget just how bad it was, so I might do it again. Although I never did the childbirth thing again. Once was enough for me with that, so we’ll see.
Doing the 10,000 daily steps challenge
I’ve also decided to do the 10,000 daily steps challenge this month. I haven’t been wearing my pedometer over the summer but now school is starting back for Jack, I’ll be back into a good routine and want to make sure I’m getting my steps in, so I thought it would be a good boost to do the challenge.
Or if you don’t feel ready for the 30-day challenge, go for the 5-day steps boost.
Well, that’s it for me for today.
Do please let me know what you’ve been up to this summer and what are your health, weight loss and fitness goals for the month ahead.
Whatever you’re up to, have a lovely month.