Fitness Diary 2018

Here is the start of my 2018 diary and this year I am working out on alternate days, using my weekends off to catch up on my fitness aswell as during the week, with some indoor workouts.

Today I worked out to a video  on Youtube, which was 15 minute Boxercise workout. Check out below:

This is a cost effective way to workout, when I am paying to use the internet so why not use it to my advantage.

I will share more of my workouts as the year commences. I would love for you to share what workouts you like to do.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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Fitness Diary December 2017- lost my mojo

So since my last post I took a break as I lost my mojo to do any training so took a few weeks off. Now I am slowly getting back into it plus started running outside again too on every Wednesday when I drop Henry off at nursery or I do a ten minute run on the treadmill on a Sunday.

I feel good for doing at list 10 mins of training, training every other day or every other two days, is really helping me. It motivates me to see what works and what doesn’t. Going for 100 worked for a bit but slowly lost my motivation so changing to some reps and running, and floor work as helped get me mojo back.

Sometimes taking a break is a good thing as when I do I end up really missing my training which makes me do some.

I do a mixture of running, dumbbells and floor work, such as crunches, leg raises and stretching.

I would love to know if you ever take a break from fitness training too or how you keep up your motivation as I it is always good to be motivated by others.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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Fitness Diary Going for 100

First of all I have to say that I won’t be taking part in the London Marathon walk now, due to health issues, just wouldn’t be wise. The medication I am on has effected my energy levels, which I am trying to look after but has effected my training, so because of that I have pulled out.

I will do another walking event I just need to sort my  health out first.

However I am still training, I do now 100 dumbbells of different lifts, triceps and biceps curls for example, 50×2 lunge squats, 100 squats and 50×2 oblique crunches everyday.

I got to say I am enjoying doing that, and I am finding it a lot easier to stick to, rather than doing longer workouts. I am still walking, not as much as I would like to, one the reasons I have pulled out of doing the London marathon walk,  because I have not done enough training to complete the walk, so something I know I need to work on.

That is what exercise is about, building on what I know I can do, rather than what I am unable to do.

What training do you do? if you have any advice on how I can increase my energy levels, I would love to hear.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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July 2017 Doing a Bit of training each day – Boosting your energy

Been catching up with my walking doing a bit of training each day, even if it means going to walk to meet my husband from work, and then back home, which is a trek in itself.

I have also been doing some training at home with dumbbells, lunges, squats, some yoga and Pilate’s exercises.

It has been easy even if it is getting of the bus a few stops down from my mums house, it really can be fitted into your lifestyle. I have found that the best way to workout, is to work it around your current lifestyle, even if it is ten minutes of jogging on the spot, it is something.

I have been working out to my Workout DVD’s too, I have such as Davina McCall Fit in 15, Intense and Jessica Smith “Walking for weightloss”. (see examples below).

Check out Get Fit With Davina Live, which is linked to her brand new website, which gives workout tips too.

My energy levels keeping dipping but I try and boost them back up with some light training, followed by intense training.

Doing a bit each day does make all the difference, and helps to break it apart instead of doing it all in one day.

There is a workout video by Trinny Woodall, which I have been watching to help boost my endorphin’s.

Let me know what training you have been doing and how you help boost your energy I would love to know.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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Loving my walking training

Hi I am loving my training. I write this as I have finished my walk from Wimbledon to Putney, and now having a coffee stop with toilet break (sorry if this is TMI).

Picture below is of Wimbledon Park. Great place to walk when weather is good, and to have a picnic.

Then gonna head on soon for next part of my walk not sure which direction but will post this blog as I go with pictures. Still a long way to go.

I headed towards New Kings road, wanted to walk along the river but this is now blocked by a Members only Club. I was a bit miffed at this, as you used to be able to walk all the way along, but not now. Area has changed so much.

Picture below is taken from Putney Bridge 

Below is of New Kings road.

Oh no handbag broke damn.

I walked onto the Kings road then down Fulham road, and stopped for lunch in Starbucks, having a well earned roll and cuppa whilst doing a bit of writing.

Walking always inspires my creativity.

I made it! My final destination, South Kensington. Very enjoyable walk it was even though I have one handbag that needs fixing.

Many thanks for reading, 
Carrie x 

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Signed up to a new challenge 

I am taking on the London Marathon Walk on the 23rd September 2017, raising money for Anxiety UK a charity that helps with those who like myself suffer with real bad anxiety.

It can paralyse you and take control. I want to raise awareness, of anxiety and I have even talked about it and written about it on my website

I will let you know once I have set my fundraising page up. 

I decided to begin training ASAP so Friday I walked from Wimbledon to Putney and from South Kensington to Oxford Street. 

I am so looking forward to the challenge. Since watching the Virgin London Marathon it has really made me more determind to take it on.

So decided to do the walk instead. I am gonna train as much as possible using my days as a way of preparing myself for the 26.2 mile walk.

I will keep you informed through my fitness diary of how my training is going. 

So here we go.

Let me know if you too are taking on such a challenge it will be great to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,
Carrie x 

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Fitness Diary 2017 19th April 2017

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Hello and welcome to a new blog. It feels like it has been ages since I wrote a post on this site. I have been limited as technology decides to fail me, and have the choice of using the computers at the library or my mums.

Damn laptops and modern technoloy! It can be a really pain the bum at times.

Any how, since my last post my fitness has picked up a notch. I decided that I was gonna use my Wednesdays as from last week going to the gym, or join a fitness class. I have now booked sessions at a Gym group called PureGym, which you can do for £6.99 per week, so I have decided to do that option, as I didn’t realise if you pay £13.99 for 3 sessions, you have to use these 3 slots consectively, so I turned up put in my pin realising I couldn’t get in, GREAT, and so have now opted to pay £6.99 per session per week, then I am not tied to any real contract. Ahh bless…

Yes I have my own gym indoors, but I felt it was time to get back to working out in the gym surrounding myself with other people who are doing the same. It can be a lonely world being a housewife and a parent, so feels good to have somewhere to go; in some funny way it feels more motivating when seeing other people workout, and also my summer house which has ourfitness equipment can feel like a sauna or can be freezing cold.

I know I have to workout, not having to worry or call my hubby because I have a spider near me. I now workout indoors on a Sunday morning as I have this day off and work Friday’s instead. Good times.

The treadmills they have at the gym I am using, have a programme to do a 5KM, mixing walking, jogging, running and almost sprinting pace. To begin with today I did 5 minutes on the rowing machine, then treadmill doing a 5KM so over an hour, then weights such as chest press, lap downs and pull downs, then finishing of with the bike doing Interval training for 30 minutes.

It does feel so good to be back at the gym, the PureGyms are what they say they are a gym, low cost memberships and it is all workout equipment, with classes, but no swimming pool or any extra perks. After my workout I then go on to have an early lunch then do some work in my local library. Working on my blogs and my book.

How do you like to work out. Let me know and what tips and advice would you give to someone starting out with fitness. I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie x






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