Juneathon Day 1

Before starting the Juneathon challenge I braved the scales. The months of snacking and unhealthy eating while I’ve been studying have resulted in me weighing 80.3 kg. According to the NHS I have a BMI of 24.7, just within the healthy range.

It’s time for me to take control of my diet.

As I completed the Great Midlands Fun Run on Sunday, I always knew that I wouldn’t be rushing out for a run on the first day of Juneathon. Since the stress fracture saga last year I always avoid running the day after a race. As I didn’t want to fail Juneathon on the first day, I dusted off my copy of the Jillian Michaels ’30 Days Shred’ DVD.

Twenty-five minutes and level one (with some of minor adjustments) of the 30 Day Shred later, I was reminded of how unfit I am at the moment. I was still doing my ‘Larry the Lobster’ impression over an hour later when I was sat on the train heading down to London.

My attempts at increasing the amount I exercise continued when I reached London. Rather than catching a tube train at Euston Square, I walked the short distance to my friend’s apartment near Baker Street.

Although I ended up drinking a bottle of Crabbie’s and half a bottle of red wine last night, my evening meal of steak served with rocket and parmesan salad was an improvement on what I usually eat.

So as it’s clear that my Juneathon challenge has got off to a slow and steady start, I’m looking forward to seeing my fitness levels increase during June.


4 thoughts on “Juneathon Day 1

  1. Joanne Mallon says:

    Good luck! I’ve just started doing Juneathon too. The sensible thing would’ve been to take ‘before’ stats like you’ve done, but of course I have miserably failed to do that.


    • phdrunner says:

      Thanks for the comment and good luck with Juneathon. You can still take ‘before’ stats, it’s only Day 2. I suspect that I’ve already put on weight after eating loads yesterday and today!


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