4/365 – Health kick

Like almost everyone else, one of my new year’s resolutions is to take better care of myself in 2015. This includes eating healthier, implementing a new exercise regime, trying to get 8 hours of sleep a night and having a dry-ish January (excluding my best mates’ birthday and my leaving do).

Today was my first gym session of 2015 and I thought I better make it count. With a 1.5km warm up run, 3.5km of interval sprint training, a 15 min tabata abs and chest circuit (20 secs on, 10 secs off x6 per exercise), 6 rounds on the punch bag, a glutes circuit and 8 mins of tabata bike sprints to finish, I was almost crawling home.

Healthy dinners, turkey in a yoghurt and coriander sauce with sweet potato mash, can still have a sprinkling of cheese.
Healthy dinners, turkey in a yoghurt and coriander sauce with sweet potato mash, can still have a sprinkling of cheese.

Saying that, I was once again reminded of the rejuvenating power of exercise as I returned to the world full of energy and motivation despite feeling run down when I arrived. One of the drugs I am on suppresses my immune system, so I can often feel sniffly but nothing gives the body a natural boost like a tough workout.

Having an exercise regime is such an important part of my strategy for coping with MG. A consultant once told me that one of his patients manages to be medication-free because of her commitment to fitness and, being a tad competitive, I thought I’m going to do that too. Hopefully, along with a cleaner diet (normally my downfall), better sleep, and no booze, I should start to see some results.