My quest for happiness and my goal of being a better person


My First Fitness Challenge

I’m trying to have a healthier lifestyle. I feel my diet is healthy, but at the moment, I am so unfit it’s not even funny. So I’m going to challenge myself and try and get fit, and here are my posts on that topic. :)

Qcat’s Next Step in the Road to Getting Fit

I’ve completed the Neila Rey 30 Day HIIT Fitness Challenge, so now what? Well, when you reach your goals.. you just make new ones, right? So there it is- I’m making new goals: Continue reading “Qcat’s Next Step in the Road to Getting Fit”


Why I encourage others to do their own Fitness Challenge

The Fitness Challenge may be over for me but it’s not forgotten. It was always gonna be more than just a thirty day thing; I really wanted to make this part of my lifestyle and I’m so glad I did the challenge. I definitely encourage others Continue reading “Why I encourage others to do their own Fitness Challenge”

30 Day Challenge: Day 30

Finally did it! Final day of my 30 Day Fitness Challenge and I’m really happy to say that I exceeded my 20 minute target between skipping, hula hooping and walking.  Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 30”

30 Day Challenge: Day 29

Happy to say I’ve exceeded my 20 minute target for Day 29 of my challenge with about 20 minutes of skipping, hula hooping and jogging, plus an extra ten minutes of speed walking.  Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 29”

30 Day Challenge: Day 28

Just a quick post to say I’m gonna try and hit/ exceed my 20 minute target with the “usual”- skipping, jogging, pilates and hula hoop. I’m updating the blog now ’cause I might not get a chance later on. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 28”

30 Day Challenge: Day 27

I know Day 27 of my challenge was meant to be yesterday but I only met half my target so I decided to try again today. And I exceeded my 20 minute target between skipping, jogging, pilates and hula hooping.  Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 27”

30 Day Challenge: Day 26

Met my target for day 26 of my fitness challenge with twenty minutes of walking and jogging. Tomorrow I’m gonna be playing dodgeball though so something different anyway. Here’s hoping my face doesn’t act like a ball magnet anymore though! Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 26”

30 Day Challenge: Day 25

Day 25 of my challenge and I’m happy to say I’ve exceeded my 20 minute target between speed walking (always speed walking from the bus station lol), skipping and hula hooping. And glad to see the nice weather has returned and hopefully will stick around long enough for a bike ride later on in the week Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 25”

30 Day Challenge: Day 24

Not sure what happened last night, but I’d been in the middle of writing a post when my laptop froze on me and when it eventually unfroze, I couldn’t connect to the internet. It seems to working better now so hopefully that won’t happen again. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 24”

30 Day Challenge: Days 22 and 23

Okay so I haven’t been able to log on for a few days but I have still been doing my fitness challenge and I met my 20 minute target for days 22 and 23 with a lot walking. I know I said I’d try something a bit more intense than walking soon, Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Days 22 and 23”

30 Day Challenge: Day 21

Day 21 of my Fitness Challenge finito and I did meet my 20 minute target, mostly by speed walking. No better motivation to walk fast/run slowly than when you’re rushing to get a bus (managed to catch it with just one minute to spare. What can I say- I like to live dangerously. Some people get thrills out of bungee jumping and skydiving; I get mine out of leaving the bus last minute. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 21”

30 Day Challenge: Day 20

I totally forgot to update this yesterday but anyway- met my fitness challenge target for day 20 with over twenty minutes of speed walking. Summer was nice while it lasted… that one week of it… Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 20”

30 Day Challenge: Day 19

Day 19 of my Fitness Challenge today and very happy with how it’s going. I’m trying to make the most of this beautiful weather since it’s not often we get it this nice in Ireland, so I went for a twenty five minute cycle in the country side, followed by a short five minute walk and later on I’m hoping to go for a swim back at the pier. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 19”

30 Day Challenge: Day 18

I explained in my other post the reason for not doing my Fitness Challenge earlier in the week. Anyway back on track now so all is well. I spent most of my day in a windowless lab so the first thing I wanted to do when I got home from work was to enjoy the gorgeous weather Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 18”

30 Day Challenge: Day 17

Not sure how, but I seemed to have gotten my days mixed up again; I was sure today was Day 17 of my fitness challenge but it was actually yesterday. Nevertheless, I exceeded my 20 minute target by ten minutes today with a mixture of skipping, jogging, pilates and hula hooping Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 17”

30 Day Challenge: Day 16

Finally- after I’m not even sure how long I’ve been saying it- I’ve finally gotten back onto my bike today! Met my target for day 16 of my challenge with a 25 minute bike ride. Here are some things I’ve learned today: Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 16”

30 Day Challenge: Day 15

Okay so I know last Thursday was meant to be Day 15 of my Fitness Challenge. Alas, due to unforeseen circumstances involving a fecked up tooth, I wasn’t able to reach my target until after that was sorted out after my dentist appointment. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 15”

30 Day Challenge: Day 14

Met my target between what is now becoming “the usual”- a mixture of skipping, jogging, pilates and hula hooping. I’ve said in the last few posts that I’d get the bike out soon, but I’m still waiting for the weather to pick up. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 14”

30 Day Challenge: Day 13

Target met- between pilates, skipping, jogging and hula hopping (as they say…”Variety is the spice of life”) so happy out. I was hoping to go cycling today but the weather is so changeable and it wouldn’t surprise me if it started raining from the heavens when I’d be a mile away from the house… Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 13”

30 Day Challenge: Day 12

Day 12 of my Fitness Challenge today. Happy with how the day is going so far. It’s the first beautiful sunny day for a while and it’s so great seeing the sun again! Went for a 15 minute jog earlier on while my dog chased me (what better encouragement to run faster?) and I’ll probably go for another 10 minute jog later on since it’s so nice outside. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 12”

30 Day Challenge: Day 11

Just a quick post to say I’ve met my target for Day 11 of my Fitness Challenge with a mixture of jogging, skipping and hula hooping for 20 minutes. Like I said in my previous post, it feels good to be hitting targets again, so yay! Happy days Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 11”

Getting Back on Track: 30 Day Challenge: Day 10 (Finally!)

I know I’ve been neglecting my 30 Day Fitness Challenge lately; I meant for Day 10 to be last Friday but as I mentioned in a post a few weeks back, it bugs me way too much to start something at the end of the week. Continue reading “Getting Back on Track: 30 Day Challenge: Day 10 (Finally!)”

RE Fitness Challenge

Okay, so I said in my post last Tuesday that I was taking a few days off from the fitness challenge since I was sick. I’ve been really stressed out the last few days- barely been sleeping at all and I’m trying hard to control my panic attacks. Continue reading “RE Fitness Challenge”

30 Day Challenge: Day 10?

I think I got my days mixed up… yesterday was meant to be Day 10 of my Fitness Challenge, but I got it into my head it was today. Alas, I barely got 5 minutes of exercise today- I’m a bit sick at the moment- I’m guessing it’s a type of virus- and my head is killing me. Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 10?”

30 Day Challenge: Day 9

I mentioned in my post last Wednesday that I was probably going to make today day 9 of my fitness challenge since I was wrecked by the time I got home yesterday after my exams. On a side note, I can tell people I was two hours in a gym (just the location of said exams lol). Continue reading “30 Day Challenge: Day 9”

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