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.