Trying to keep the blues away: Hi all πŸ‘‹πŸ» I... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
88,256 members β€’ 120,338 posts

Trying to keep the blues away

cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
β€’38 Replies

Hi all πŸ‘‹πŸ»

I thoroughly enjoyed my couch 2 5 k achievement back in the warmer months-but have let the colder days and lack of motivation (from not having the graduation as a goal) send me back to the couch πŸ›‹πŸ˜©

SO-I’m joining a ladies only boxercise class today (and every Friday morning) to be part of my weekly exercise routine, with a boot camp on a Monday morning too πŸ₯Š I feel this will take the pressure off of me for not running, and that if I get out for a run at least once a week I will be doing plenty to keep my body moving.

Running/exercise is my escape and I do look forward to getting my highs from it πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

I’ve also just realised something quite interesting-before my husband left me (which was my reason for starting C25K) I would never have started another exercise class! I was pressured to work more/be at home/not have fun whilst he was working 😒 This programme really does teach us more than how to run πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

Quite emotional now! Enjoy your exercise everyone-for whatever reason you’re doing it πŸ‘πŸ»

38 Replies
oldest β€’ newest
Oldschool01

The thing about exercise is it takes you away from it all, you learn a lot about yourself from doing it.

You will be OK, you have us lot on here to chat with if you need to.

Boxercise is excellent, I did it years ago and loved it. If you are doing a few sessions of exercise per week then it will keep you right.

Smile my friend πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

3 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

Hiya πŸ‘‹πŸ»

Oh my gosh I loved it! Came out super buzzing and very hot πŸ₯΅ It really was great fun.

I nearly didn’t go-I’m so glad I did go!

Thank you so very much πŸ™πŸ»

1 like
Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

It definitely does provide a buzz πŸ˜€

What's your next workout going to be?

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

Weather depending, a run on Sunday (my 8 year old running buddy needs considering). If not, a home yoga session then boot camp on Monday πŸ’ͺ🏻

The social aspect of going to the classes is amazing πŸ˜ƒ

Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

Not a long run or?

Do you know many yoga moves?

The classes are a great place to meet new people πŸ˜€

Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

I’ll aim for a 20 minute run if I do get out.

I’ve done yoga for years and am a baby yoga teacher πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ(yes, it is a thing!). I can’t claim to be someone who does extreme yoga poses, it’s more of a good, focused, developmental exercise for me πŸ™πŸ»

Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

I have been trying yoga, well some stuff but not to sure about it. I'll keep at it though.

πŸ‘

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

There are some great videos on YouTube. I like Tara Stiles πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

I look at them and try, it will take time to learn them.

Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

Just remember that some of them take years to master πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™ƒ

Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

Then I'll have to try for years, there are only some that I want to do. How good are you at it? πŸ‘€

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

Back in 2003, I fell out of a headstand when Johnny Wilkinson did his thing for England to win the rugby World Cup πŸ˜‚

It takes a lot of mental strength to hold a headstand and I’ve lost that over the years...

I’m good at balancing poses, some I get vertigo and can’t do (crow pose).

It’s more about moving through with ease though. I believe the purpose of yoga is to clear and release the body ready for savasana (the resting bit) πŸ™πŸ»

Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

England won a world Cup.. Wow! πŸ˜‰ I don't kniw what he did, please enlighten me πŸ˜€

Why mental strength, doesn't it take physical strength at all?

I'm trying moves that stretch my whole body or most of it all at once.. Spyhnx is one of them I think. Its to help relieve pain.

What is the resting bit?

Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

Well, he did something and won it for us πŸ˜‚ I’ve no idea what, I was upside down πŸ™ƒ

Yes, of course physical strength-core especially. I guess it’s like the mental side of running. We can do anything, it’s our mind that tricks us into thinking that we can’t.

The laying down in what is more commonly known as β€˜corpse pose’ is the resting bit at the end of any yoga. Be sure to look it up and do it πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

He won it for you lot and you were upside down at the time, how odd πŸ˜‚

I understand about what the mind can do, I was in the armed forces and learned all about it, I'm also a qualified pt so i know about pushing through mental boundaries, you are right that it tells us we can't do things, but that's really a survival instinct that tries to keep us out of harm and in the comfort zone.

I'll look into that corpse pose, thank you and thank for the help and advice that you are giving me, I really appreciate it 😊

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Oldschool01

You’re welcome 😊

1 like
Reply
Oldschool01
Oldschool01
in reply to cpfiona

You too πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

1 like
Reply
LE63
LE63Graduate

I hear you. It's about so much more and I think you're doing amazing. I've tried a bit of boxing at the gym in the past and can't punch my way out of a paper bag! It's a good workout.

3 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to LE63

I enjoyed the punching! πŸ₯Š Relieved a lot of stress through that πŸ˜‚

2 likes
Reply
LE63
LE63Graduate
in reply to cpfiona

I just laughed all the way through when I tried it πŸ˜‚. I should have just imagined annoying things and let loose!!

2 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to LE63

Oh, I imagined it was someone 🀣😱

3 likes
Reply
LE63
LE63Graduate
in reply to cpfiona

I was trying not to say that but it's what I really meant πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

2 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to LE63

Haha! I don’t hold back nowadays! πŸ˜‚

1 like
Reply
LE63
LE63Graduate
in reply to cpfiona

I'm glad to hear it and here's a πŸ€— for when you got emotional this morning.

3 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to LE63

Ah, that’s very sweet πŸ€— Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

2 likes
Reply
Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Your doing lots of exercise and that can only be a good thing . Just enjoy and be happy. 😊😊😊😊😊

2 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy πŸ™πŸ» It was great, really great and I will definitely be going again πŸ₯Š

2 likes
Reply
Wenderwoo

Well done for getting out there and doing this stuff. It’s defiantly good for the soul, as well as the body 😁

2 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you πŸ™πŸ» Oh my gosh my soul enjoyed the punching πŸ₯ŠπŸ˜‚

2 likes
Reply
GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Aw, big hugs to you and so well done for finding yourself again!

A truly good relationship should never hold us back, but support us in being our best selves. πŸ’•

Sending positivity and light πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ»

2 likes
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you πŸ™πŸ»I am discovering a new sense of freedom πŸ’“

1 like
Reply
GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to cpfiona

You deserve it! Be warned, as a confident and independent woman you are gonna get attention but make sure they don't try to impinge on that new found freedom! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻😁

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Ah, I’m gonna use it to scare them off! πŸ€£πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’‹

1 like
Reply
GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to cpfiona

🀣🀣🀣

Reply
Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Hi cpfiona! πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Good on you for deciding to go to boxercise! 🀩! As a summer graduate last year, I struggled with running in the winter too and I didn’t find an alternative either. This year I’ve been on a mission not to let winter stop me from running and it’s happening. I’ve gone from dreading going out in the changing weather to ready to take it on. There’s still plenty of winter to get through, but so far so good.

Everything happens in it’s own time. Whatever you do, just enjoy it! That’s the most important thing! And it’s so self empowering to do something that you wouldn’t ever think of doing before! πŸ’ͺ🏽🀩❀️

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Hiya Fabulous 😊 That’s great that you’re on a mission to run all winter-go girl πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ Be sure to enjoy yours too! I’ll follow your progress ⭐️

❀️

1 like
Reply
Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to cpfiona

Oh thanks! πŸ€— As will I! Boxercise sounds pretty good πŸ₯Š 😁!❀️

1 like
Reply
cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

It was excellent! I’ve a feeling my arms are going to ache tomorrow...🀣

1 like
Reply

You may also like...