#Juneathon Day 16 – Motivation’s What You Need


I was REALLY keen to get back to doing some proper resistance exercise today, like really keen.

I swear I can actually feel myself turning into a lump of jelly after 10 days doing not much. Stupid back is still stupid stiff, especially in the mornings, but it shows no sign of getting much better and I can’t afford another sports therapy appointment right now, so I thought I should just get back to doing things that don’t hurt.

I started today with Yoga, it’s amazing how much better I feel afterwards. I think doing Yoga every day is something I might try and continue even if all my bits stop hurting. I just need a wider selection of You Tube videos to choose from so I don’t get bored!


Then I did some work until I was just too stiff to stand up properly before deciding it was time to hit my Kayla Itsines circuits again. I chose to do arms, legs involved too much jumping for me right now, and abs involves too much back stuff, though there was randomly a weighted jack knife exercise in the arms session this week, which was a little too painful so I swapped it out for some weighted lunges instead.

I swear the only way I get through these circuits is because they’re only 28 minutes. I look at the exercises and think “oh, that’s not too bad” and by Circuit 3 I’m ready to cry.

After 45 press ups in todays session my shoulders gave up the ghost so I finished the session on my knees, but still, even in blocks of 15 with a break in between I’m pretty pleased with that from a girl who couldn’t do 5 press ups 3 months ago.


I’m quite pleased that I managed to find the motivation to do it today, considering the list of very important things that I HAVEN’T managed to find the motivation to do yet today is disturbingly long. I would say that this is the problem with being self employed, but actually I think being self employed just means that when you lack motivation you don’t have to be as creative about convincing all the people around you that you’re working.

I did quite a few things ticked off my list today, but not as many as I would have if I was a proper motivated grown up.

The one last things I plan to tick off my list today is organising the kitchen cupboards, I expect to find all manner of exciting things hidden at the back, and then, unless any of them are *really* exciting and near their sell by date, I shall be having Saucy Fish Co Salmon Fillets and Rice for tea. Yum.

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  • hannahmmb
    June 17, 2015

    Good to hear you’re getting stretchier! Baby steps, doll, don’t push too far. I use the Yoga Studio app, it’s really good and I’m not bored, yet…! Have a good day ☀️

  • Miss Roulette
    June 18, 2015

    Sorry to hear you are still suffering!
    I’d really recommend the Yoga Studio app. It has routines for runners and back pain as well as general flexibility and strength. It’s only available on iPhone or iPad at the moment which isn’t such a good recommendation if you don’t have one of those…
    I’ve been doing Juneathon since reading your first post this month. It’s a challenge but I’m rather enjoying it.

  • sachin
    June 19, 2015

    You are right yoga is very helpful for us for our health and mind.