fitness, life, uni

Life: Trying to balance everything

admin / August 13, 2018
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Sometime it can be hard to balance everything going on in your life, I haven’t gotten it figured out just yet. How do you balance everything?

For me I have work + uni + fitness + lazyness


I have a 23 hour a week contract but only work 19 hours, the missing hours need to be caught up on at some point, 5 weeks equals 10 hours so 2 days. This can be difficult as I don’t work weekends or bank holidays. 

With a 1 hr plus commute and being on call on Thursdays I have very little time those evenings. I can sometimes get off work early on Fridays and maybe I’ll meet my partner for drinks in Brighton. 

I basically write off work days as just that work.


I go to uni Monday + Tuesday all day and Wednesday half days. Sometimes I finish early on Mondays & Tuesdays too. I start back at uni February 2019 and I’m there for 4 weeks before I start placements.


This can be any day of the week, but only 3 days unless I need to make up hours. 


This is the hardest one to fit in with the rest, that and I can be very lazy at times 😉 I fit in a gym session before uni and on days when I’m not at uni/placement/work etc 

So where does this leave me?

I haven’t figured this out yet. I need to write everything in a diary/calendar. I want to try and fit in 3 sessions a week unless I’m in a lazy mood. I can fit gym sessions in before uni but not before work and on my free days. Fitting in anything at other times can be tricky and fitting in Crossfit is another matter. Crossfit isn’t close enough to a train station or at convenient times for me to go before uni so I have resigned myself to go Wednesday evenings and weekends when at uni and weekends & any free day when at placement.

It;s going to be hard but I’m sure I can work things out and remember to listen to my body and take rest days.


Fitness: Weight update…

admin / August 12, 2018

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The last time I updated my weight on here I was 175 lb or 80.1 kg. As you can see I am now 171.4 lbs. It’s taking it’s time but it is shifting slowly. I don’t want a fast loss because I don’t want loose skin or am I like food too much to really restrict my calories to below 1600 a day.


Fitness: Getting back at it…

So after declaring that I was giving up the gym for a while, I lasted only a few weeks and I rejoined!

When I started back at Anytime Fitness (local to home) and Pure Gym (local to uni). I had the idea that I’d need to different gyms due to my schedule but shortly came to realise that I was an idiot and only needed Anytime Fitness as it is 24/7 and I can go before uni duh!!

I got a log book and even an online personal trainer everything was going good but recently I’ve gone back to my old ways and started getting bored and not going. I still love AF for it’s 24/7-ness but I’m in need of something else. I have been doing a lot of searching online looking at group style workout programmes and there are a few, but they appear to be too restrictive. I am now seriously considering joining a crossfit box. 

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When looking for the ideal box, I wanted somewhere that was local (walk or one bus), had enough classes to fit around my schedule, had an open gym, and had more than just crossfit classes. MVMT42 fit all that and more., unfortunately it is also the most expensive at £105 a month! There are some as low as £75 a month but they generally don’t have many classes throughout the week or only have crossfit style ones. MVMT42 has both crossfit & barbell and is a crossfit afiliate. At first I liked the idea of going to a Reebok box but they only have one olympic lifting and one gymnastics class per week. Oh and they aren’t taken on any new members just yet. 

I haven’t signed up to MVMT42 just yet, I shall still be on the look out for crossfit gym till I do.


Weight loss update…

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I am doing a different set up with these weight loss updates. I will be using my average weight for the week and my current stats from ‘monitor my weight’. My weight goes up & down the same 1-2 kgs. I appear to be sticking to around 80-81kg most days but my body fat has dropped and stayed in the 36 mark when it used to be stuck on 38!

I just really want to see my weight start with a 7!

This post is just a place to get up to date with previous weeks, so here we go….

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