Violet's August Blog

Week 17...where is the time going?

I signed up for a 6 week block at Curves Elgin fitness centre offering full body workouts for women. It combines strength training, cardio and stretching all in a 30 minute session. I enjoyed the workouts and felt great afterwards. Over this period of time I lost inches and pounds which was great news. The only downside and reason I will not continue is the opening hours do not suit me when you try to fit in 3 workouts a week. I felt very stressed and tired rushing around and trying to fit the workouts in with my other commitments. I need to be able to fit exercise into my lifestyle not the other way around.

I’ve been out walking as well as doing my curves workouts 3 times a week to keep the body moving. My sister-in-law and I had a lovely walk from Garmouth to Speybay over the viaduct and a right good old catch up.

Attending the libraries throughout Moray and St Giles Centre with the MSC team allowed me to meet some of my followers and public to explain what my challenge is all about and why I am raising funds for new athletic facilities in Moray. I have had a lot of compliments while out and about this month which has added to the feel good factor I have had.

Attending the MSC community event at St Giles Centre

Eating seems to be easier at times. I'm not sure if it’s when I’m relaxed so I'm able to focus more on my eating because when I’m busy, I forget to eat. This may be the time to look at getting a bit of advice to help me, as I feel my exercise is going well and I need to get my eating right to enable me to achieve my goals.

It is really a slow progress but I'm feeling good even though I have highs and lows throughout the weeks. Not only am I losing pounds, I am losing inches and gaining the energy...I must be doing something right. Feeling fitter allows me to float up the stairs for my tea breaks at work rather than it being a slog.

Funky Aerobics Party Night turned out to be a great night of aerobics, fun and socialising. Unfortunately only 12 attended but I had a lot of support from all the lovely ladies that were there and raised some money for athletics. Thanks to Jade (Jade’s Beauty Room) who donated a voucher for the best dressed prize won by Gwen McMahon and Chantall (Moray Motivator) for the best mover prize presented to Karen Curran.

My work colleagues have been great support and have organised a walk from Elgin to Lossie along the old railway. We will be heading off around 2.30pm with my bucket with maybe a few stops along the way, then heading for a curry and a couple of well-earned drinks before heading back to Elgin by some kind of transport. I will update you in my September blog but if you see me give me a shout.

Moray Sports Centre

Linkwood Road

Elgin, IV30 8AR

Moray Sports Foundation

Scottish Charitable Incorporated

Organisation (SCIO)

Registered Charity No. SC046059