I’ve stopped exercising and I don’t feel good


I have a confession to make. I feel dreadful telling you this, but I need to get it off my chest.

It’s that I haven’t been running in weeks (maybe months) and I feel so awful at the moment. I feel like my Mum-tum is back and I feel so tired all of the time. I’m sure it’s partly due the weather change; it’s such a tough time of year to feel motivated anyway, however I also think that it is down to the fact that I’m not exercising like I was.

If you remember, back in June, I started running. I wrote a post “My first run in 2.5 years after having twins”. It took me a long time to pluck up the courage to go for that first run, and after it, I didn’t look back (literally). I ran a few times a week over the summer, and the last few pounds fell off and I felt so toned. Of course I have a Mum-tum, I had twins, however even this looked better as a result of my running. My old clothes fit me too – but more importantly I felt so good. Confident.


Except that now I don’t. I had a cold that lasted a few weeks, and then one thing after another meant that weeks and weeks slipped by and I hadn’t been. And then it got even harder to go.

And now in mid-November, by 4pm it’s dark. I live in the countryside and it’s too lonely to go out at night by myself. During the day I have the twins and can’t go then. I guess that I could go at weekends…I am not sure what is stopping me.

I think I need a little push again. To challenge myself to start up again. Otherwise I’m afraid it’ll be too long.

I am hoping that with the twins starting pre-school in January a couple of mornings a week that this will be my time to push to get fit again. I just hope that the lure of blogging and the need to clean bathrooms and food shopping doesn’t get in the way.

So please tell me that I am not alone! And if you do have any top tips for keeping fit during the winter I’d love to hear it. I sure need it right now.



  1. November 21, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    I’ve really let my excersise flip in the last few weeks too. It’s so bloomin annoying isn’t it. I was flat out in the summer and in a moment of madness signed up for a half marathon! What was I thinking. Anyway I’m going to try and go for a run this weekend and get back in the swing of things, hopefully. Try and remember that once you start up again it will become addictive!! That’s what I keep telling myself…xx

    • Jess
      November 22, 2014 / 9:02 am

      Oh me too. I don’t know why I am being so lazy again – because I really enjoyed it when I was doing it. Need to just get my trainers on and go again. Good luck with yours. let me know yeah…Jess xx

  2. November 21, 2014 / 11:51 pm

    You are not alone, I am exactly the same. Really need to get out. I did not have a bikini body last week!

    • Jess
      November 22, 2014 / 9:03 am

      Where were the bikini body photos?! Snap….hopefully someone will give me the answer to squeezing in running in the winter round a family soon…? Jess xx

  3. November 22, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    Ah I’m really struggling too with the darkness and just the time to be honest. In the week is out now me and husband are back at work, and weekends I’m having fun with the kids!! But I know I will feel better if I go. Xx

    • Jess
      November 22, 2014 / 3:27 pm

      Hard isn’t it? I know I’d feel better too. Jess xx

  4. November 22, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    My exercise has been non-existent for months. I mainly do exercise DVDs when I can. I did do this a few mornings last week. But I feel sluggish and lack energy, I think we all just need a summer holiday. Hugs Mrs H xxxx PS You’re gorgeous and I saw no evidence of a mum tum at Blogfest. x
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    • Jess
      November 23, 2014 / 8:14 am

      Aww thank you. I think it just makes you feel better doesn’t it? Might have to do some workout dvd’s until better weather and then start running again 🙂 Good luck to us xx

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