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#Govember !

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#Govember was dreamed up last week, while I was lamenting that I had done nothing, not one jog or blog, since the end of #Juneathon.

Since then I’ve actually done some exercise, but I really like the idea of #Govember, so I’m going to give it ago, and you’re welcome to join me.

What is #Govember?

Well, just something to motivate you & and get you going through out November. (Did you see what I did there? Going > #Govember eh?)

So I’m going to use #Govember to get me going for more running & I’m also going to blog more.

Other suggestions include harassing Michael Gove on twitter, giving Veganism a go (November is Vegan Month after all).

If you do fancy joining me in #Govember, then let me know, it might inspire me to create a better logo for it. (November is grey, that’s about all the inspiration I had)

And if you tweet, blog or record your efforts in any way, then I’ll make sure I check out how you’re going too.

So who’s going to join in #Govember?

#Juneathon Day 30: VICTORY! (And onwards!)

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It seemed almost the second I got my running kit on, it started to rain.
Nothing new for Juneathon then eh?

A cold, wet & windy 30 min later, Juneathon 100% complete!

I’m proud. It’s only taken 3 attempts to achieve it, and I did it mostly in secret!

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Juneathon was one of the three June goals. The other 2, well, that’s 50/50.

Drop 2% body fat
I weighed myself this morning & took all my measurements. No change. None.
I have actually have only lost 1lb in weight since the 1st January.
I’m slightly mixed in my emotions about this. I know I’ve eaten an awful lot of crummy food this month, a few cheeky beers and a good amount of sweets.

The annoying thing is that I didn’t take any measurements at the start of the year, so while I know I’ve lost a few inches, I’ve no idea how many, and I want the numbers to prove it dammit!

No Starbucks
I spent £1.65 in Starbucks this month, on fruit bread one Sunday morning, because nothing else is open in Preston.
My coffee shop cold turkey wasn’t 100% true, I had a few Neros & a fair amount off breakfasts from a local indie shop (they curdle soy milk, so no coffee from them) but nothing near the shocking amount I previously spent.

So onwards!

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Home Cooked Meals
I did well cutting out the massively mediocre coffee and I’m going to attempt to change my terrible habit of buying breakfast or lunch, and start planning ahead & making my meals.
Also, I’ve recently fallen into the habit of buying junk oven meals, or pizza. I need to stop being lazy & start making Food.

30 Day Shred
One day off after Juneathon & I’m going to do 30 Day Shred. I’ve taken measurements, if I manage it, it should shift a few.

Look Fit! #Juneathon is here!

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Nothing like a Juneathon to break you out of a months blog silence!

If you have no idea what Juneathon is, well, it’s like Janathon, but theoretically warmer. If that doesn’t make sense to you the I suggest you visit the Juneathon site and learn about it there.

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My first day of Juneathon was an 8am class at the gym on the opposite side of town.
Metafit is only a 30 minute class but it’s pretty fierce. All body weight training and all done in short sets. It’s a killer. I left the class half dead and with a soggy sweaty shirt. Then had to dive into the shower, get dried, dressed and on the bus to work in about 11 minutes.
I think it’s unfair that after a really hard gym class, and I put lots of effort in, I had to sprint for the bus!

I don’t think I’m going to run every day of Juneathon, but I will make sure I do at least 30min of activity every day. I have different gym classes booked for tomorrow & Monday, so I don’t think my 1st run will be until Tuesday.

I also set some goals for June this morning.

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I’d like to point out, that I’m not giving up coffee, just the brand.

Wish me Luck, & good Luck to all #Juneathon participants!