Day 0.5 – Lessons on starting a fitness blog when sickness surrounds you!

Lesson 1: When deciding to launch a fitness blog, make sure your better half is not dying of some bizarre flu bug before promising yourself you’re going to spend Monday running, filming and writing!

So I’m ill.  Yesterday I wrote my Day Zero blog post outlining the plan of the site/blog/videos etc and why I want to do this.

Today, I woke up with a head full of screaming wolves and a nose full of, well, whatever noses are full of (dreams I think). Suffice to say this has scuppered my plans somewhat. Or maybe it’s just one of those signs telling me that if I was healthier, I might have been able to fight this thing off.

Lesson 2: When your better half is so ill that they just want to eat some bad takeaway, be strong and refuse, it won’t help your first weigh in and first run!

Yeah, we had Burgers and Pizza last night. Like a tonne of junk food. This is bad. Real bad. I know I should have been strong and pulled the “but my blog” card, but no, I wanted those sweet sweet cheesy chips!! Again, I’m hoping in a few months time I can look back at these moments of weakness and laugh at myself, possibly with my hands on my hips in a superhero kind of way. Anyway, I’m not looking forward to my first spate of exercise as these foods are gonna weigh heavy for days. Gross. Don’t do it. Don’t have those apps on your phone. Delete them now and just walk to the shop for something good.

Lesson 3: Herbal tea is awesome and is your friend! Coffee when ill. Bad.

Lastly, when your feeling rough and down. Herbal tea is your answer. Peppermint tea is the nicest thing you could have, clearing those airways and your insides too. It’s great, it’s cheap, and if there are any calories in it, you’ll never notice them! Don’t have a coffee though. I had one this morning and it sent me mad, and there is really nothing worse than being hyper-aware of how bad you feel.

The plan is till on though. I’m not letting this thing stop me in my tracks, as that would be pretty pathetic, and pointless. Tuesday has to be Day 1, gonna head out for a run for half an hour hopefully, and I’m going to throw up my first video diary (If I can get over staring and talking to myself in a webcam for a few minutes). Also, I’ll start my food diary with what I’m munching throughout the week and, what I’m not looking forward to, the week 1 weigh-in. Urgh.

At the least, I hope, It’s a weight I won’t have to be again.

Anyway, this is Day 0.5. I’m ill. It Sucks.

Bring on Day 1.

Thanks for reading,


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