Lucky you, I’ve posted twice today.
So I figured with Ramadan coming to an end, it’s finally time to face the music head on, and deal with the elephant in the room that is my health and fitness.
I’ve just come home for the weekend, after a long and tiring week of recovering from a UTI and the side effects of taking antibiotics which I can only imagine were made by satan himself (I don’t agree with antibiotics in the slightest). My parents, as well as my sister, expressed concern about my weight, and I have to admit that I have slacked ever since Ramadan started. I didn’t mean to, but it just kinda happened. I also realise that I have to be really honest with myself and set out my goals clearly in order to measure my progress and see results. So I’ve decided to take this on a month-by-month basis. I’ve chosen Pinterest to make boards according to the exercises and health changes that I’ll be aiming for in that month, so I have a visual representation of what I’ll be doing (I learn better that way).
So what’s in store for July? Well, here’s the lowdown
1. Couch to 5k
For those of you that know me (or if you’ve read my previous posts), you’ll know that I had to defer running The London Marathon this year due to health issues. I managed to defer my entry to next year (2018), and I aim to get started with running as soon as possible. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try, but never had the willpower, but I am determined now more than ever to train hard so that I can cross that finish line in a years time, and make myself proud. And if you needed further encouragement, I am 100% a total newbie/beginner/clueless about this, so I’ll blog honestly about my journey and how hard/easy the plan I am following is.
Whenever I’ve lost weight, I’ve noticed that I’ve lost it the quickest from my face and my arms. Both places are making me look exceptionally bigger, with my shoulders especially making me look super wide.
I’ve been told for a while that yoga is the way to go to lose weight, but that’s not the only reason I want to give this a go. I have my reasons, which I’ll save for another post
4. Hair loss
For years and years now, I have had a distressing hair loss problem. The doctors believe that this stems from a severe episode of anaemia I suffered from back in 2009, where my ferritin levels were well below the lower end of the “normal” range. Pair that with the fact that I’ve spent my many years in education doing nothing but stressing, and it makes for a sorry situation atop my head. I’ve lost a lot of hair from the front of my scalp, leaving bald patches which shine if there’s even a hint of light on them. Many people have made horrible comments about it, and i’ve decided I’ve had enough. I will do anything in my power to try and regrow this lost hair somehow.
This may sound ambitious, but it’s better than me not pushing myself. For those of you interested in what exercises I’ll be doing, check out my Pinterest: