This year I reduced my teaching hours and went part-time. I resigned from the many committees and boards I was a member of. And I only exercised a few times a week and avoided any extended running sessions (I had managed a 50km trail run at the beginning of 2021), as these were draining me too much. I continued to see my personal trainer once a week to keep a base fitness and attempted to maintain my weight through watching the scales each day. By doing all of this, I gradually began to recover. Included in this recovery was a round of Covid and then that hideous flu that is going around.
Sometime near the end of this I realised that my body was feeling ready to start exercising more and that I was tired of watching the scales. So I joined DediKate with the desire to exercise more regularly, but for shorter periods of time so that it is manageable with the boys.
And so I began the Ground Zero challenge to build from very little, back to feeling strong and fit. The focus is no longer on the scales (in fact I refuse to get on them), but is on moving and building strength and fitness. I feel better in my own skin. I still find running longer distances to be a dream for the future, but I love seeing the improvements that have started already.
Thank you DediKate for the awesome variety of workouts and the structured plans.
I'm registered now for Workout for Mental Health, which is something I am very passionate about and I'm excited about continuing down this road with DediKate!"