Is it supposed to become more difficult each day?


Current weight: 47.7kg (7 Stone 5)

When I woke up this morning, I sighed at the thought of skipping for another 10 minutes. Although the closer I got to getting my workout gear on and heading outside, I began to feel energised and excited about ticking off another day.

Like yesterday, it was cold and grey outside but I knew that after a couple of minutes of skipping I would be nice and spicy.

I set a timer for 5 minutes, powered through the skipping, had a rest then set a final timer for 5 minutes. My legs were hurting, heart rate increased rapidly, and I had a stinging stitch in my side that wouldn’t go away. I’m not going to lie, it was hard. I had to pause regularly to catch my breath and at points contemplated giving up and ending the session early.

But I stuck on some Pearl Jam and paced myself through the pain: Mind over matter, remember!

After finishing the 10 minutes everything was aching and I felt tired – but once I had recovered I felt proud that I had completed it. I even treated myself to a hot chocolate later on in the day without feeling bad about it.

Even though it’s only day 2, I’m already learning that exercising every day can not only improve your physical health but your mental health too. I used to feel guilty about eating things seen as “bad”, but now I’m starting to realise that it’s ok and healthy to treat yourself every now and again.

Now on to day 3!