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.