Wednesday, 30 April 2014

30 Day Challenge

Feels so long since I posted so I'm happy you are here!

I've had a mad week, both at home and work, chasing my tail whilst 
struggling with  niggling back pain and lack of sleep. 

I'm grateful that my back isn't a quarter as bad as it has been in the past
 but now know I need to do something preventative - 
I'm thinking 1:1 Pilates sessions initially then moving to group sessions.

 I know my problem is my core - despite being generally fit my core muscles 
are far from the strongest and I know they won't improve by themselves - 
time to put some work in I think!! 

I was unable to lead my running group last week and that just guts me....

I have always been fortunate to enjoy free Yoga sessions at work on a Friday lunchtime but never quite managed to carve time out in my diary - now they have finished :-( 
(due to lack of attendance gggrrr)

So, I have decided to join Gwen Moss with Matt Cutts 30 Day Challenge.
I am going to wake slightly earlier and do a 10 minute morning 
yoga session for the whole of May. 

According to Leo Babauta who writes the fabulous Zen Habits a 
habit is formed after 21 sessions have been incorporated into your life -
 so hopefully this ritual will last far longer than May!!

Obviously starting a new activity means a trip to Sweaty Betty.
Research shows that if you feel good in your chosen sport clothing you 
actually work harder, well that's my excuse anyway, hehe!

Calypso Yoga Pants                                                      Niyama Vest
“In ten sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference and in thirty you will have a whole new body.”
Joseph Pilates

Does anyone practice Pilates?
 I'd love if you could share some tips or advice! XX


  1. Congratulations to you! I'm so glad you liked the matt cuts video. He makes it all sound so possible with his positive tone, I like him. And it looks like you also have a similar problem with your back so I hope you find the yoga as helpful as I have. Thanks for the shout out too, I sure appreciate it. And I'll be checking back to root you on. Keep us posted on how it goes :)
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

    1. Hi Gwen, lovely to see you here, as you know I love your blog. I will be posting soon about the morning yoga - also about procrastination, gggrrr.....XxXx