16 January 2018

Party Hard, Train Harder

It's only the middle of January but already the excesses of Christmas feel a million years away. Sadly though, the results of those excesses are likely to be apparent long after the tree has been put away!

Mindful of this, back in December I agreed to take on the 'Party Hard, Train Harder' challenge with the Teenage Cancer Trust to inspire me to get moving throughout January.

My December 'partying' is a lot more likely to involve hours snuggled up under a blanket, watching Elf and drinking cream-topped, marshmallow-laden hot chocolate than it is to involve boozy nightclubs and late nights - but I imagine too much of either will not be good for you in the long run! A January incentive to get off the couch and hitting at least 10,000 steps a day seemed like it would the perfect antidote to my sedentary December - and all the better if it was to aid an excellent cause like the Teenage Cancer Trust.

At least, that was my thinking in December - the reality of forcing myself out into the cold to get those steps up has been a much less enticing opportunity when faced with the damp, foggy reality of it.

Still, somehow, I have managed my minimum step requirement for the day every day so far this month. Some days it's been pretty easy.... other days it's been really really hard. A lot of days I've had to finish off by pacing up and down the kitchen waiting to hit that target so I could go to bed. 

Half way through now though, woo! 

Though if anyone would like to offer a little extra encouragement in the way of sponsorship, it'd be greatly appreciated! Not just by me, stepping away, but by everyone at the charity and those they help. You can learn more about the Teenage Cancer Trust and all he great work they do here, and you can find my Justgiving fundraising page here

Wish me luck for the next couple of weeks!

1 comment

  1. Interestingly, I have been trying to do more steps too - you are kicking my butt haha!



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