My #LeaveYourLegacy Health and Fitness Challenge Update

A young child doing yoga.Source

In September Legacy Sportswear set me a challenge to set four goals to try and improve my way of life and be the best version of myself over that month. I wrote a post detailing my four health and fitness goals here. It is now over two months later. Shall we see how I did? Really, do we have to?!

Here are my four challenges and how I did in them:

1. Attend a fitness class once a week – I did really well at this one! Since writing that first post I have been to a fitness class almost every week. During the first month I did miss a class once but apart from that I have started attending an exercise class once a week (and I’d like to start going to two). For the first few weeks I went to Pilates at my local leisure centre which was nice and had me aching deep inside, but it wasn’t really taken seriously enough for my liking and wasn’t what I wanted from a yoga or pilates class. I looked around for a more suitable class and ended up joining my local gym as it actually works out cheaper than if I went to two classes or one class and a swim each week at a leisure centre. I am attending a yoga class at my new gym and absolutely love it. The class is relaxing, inspiring, motivating, focused, and takes place in a dedicated yoga room with dimmed lights, chilled music and oms. It is exactly what I wanted. I am very happy with the class (apart from wishing it was on a different day) and I am going to try something new soon, probably Zumba or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

2. Yoga every damn day – I haven’t done very well on this one I’m afraid. I have done a bit of yoga or practised a pose on some days other than the day I attend the yoga class, but certainly not consistently. I just like sitting down far too much. The best time for me to do a bit of yoga would be when the boy is getting A to bed, but that is also usually the first time I have had chance to sit down all day and that opportunity is verrrry hard to resist. So is wine. #sorrynotsorry

3. Use my Acupressure mat every evening before bed – Fail, fail, big fat fail. I want to use it, I really do, but I just always forget. When I decide to go to bed, I go to bed. I really do want to get into a routine with it though where I actually remember and make time to use it so I will keep trying. I have used it a few times but unfortunately that is all.

4. Drink lots of water consistently –  I have done well at this. I already drank a decent amount of water but was rather inconsistent with it. I would say that I drink more water now and I have a pint going at all times when I am at home. I also take a bottle out with me whenever I leave the house.


Overall I think I have done quite well with my #LeaveYourLegacy challenge, but I could have done a lot better. I am glad I have started going to regular fitness classes and I have fallen in love with yoga, which I was kind of hoping I would. I have wanted to find a kind of exercise that I love for a long time, and the fact that it is relaxing as well as good for my body is a huge bonus. I find the whole aspect of yoga and the yoga community really interesting and I hope to do it for a long time. I also hope that I start to do a little bit #everydamnday as well as get off my a*se and use my Acupressure mat more regularly.

How do you think I did? Please be gentle with me! #CouldDoBetter



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  1. November 28, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    I have been wanting to start yoga for ages, reading this has inspired me to try a class next week. Wish me luck! popping over from the #THELIST Becky x
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  2. November 28, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Yay! Good luck Becky. I am loving it so much! I wrote a post about my first class actually. Thanks for stopping by x

  3. November 28, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Hey, this is a good effort. Keeping any kind of fitness routine with children is really hard, especially doing something chilled like yoga at home. Have you ever tried to get into a pose and stepped on a toy farm animal? It really hurts!
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  4. November 29, 2014 / 9:16 am

    Sounds like you’ve done well. I’ve been meaning to try Pilates for ages as I always get back/neck problems and I’ve heard it’s good for that. Not many classes local to me though that run in the evening. #TheList

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