September Fitness Blogger Challenge days 21-24

Once again I am playing catch up!  I’ve been busy with real life and uni!  I’ve also started a dedicated blog solely for my Ph.D and research type things.  I wanted to keep my private life/fitness/lifestyle journey separate from all of the research and things, which is why I made that decision.

As part of the September blogging writing challenge, I will be writing posts each day based on a topic given (just like last month)!

Day 21: Do you drink coffee?

Is the Pope Catholic?

I totally live on coffee.  I love it.  I am SO excited that the UK is finally getting Pumpkin Spice at Starbucks.  (Yes, I know how much sugar is in it, and I don’t care. It isn’t like I am going to have them every day.)  I wanted to get one today, but the location near uni didn’t have the pump or something.  Lame.

Day 22:  What would be in your fitness survival kit?

  • trainers
  • socks
  • great fitting sports bra
  • running pants
  • top
  • iPhone
  • Nuun
  • Polar HRM

Day 23: How many hours do you sleep a night?

As many as I need.  95% of the time I have no reason to get up in the morning.  My one class is on Monday and at noon.  So right now, I go to bed when I am tired and wake up when I am rested.  (Usually I wake up early, early in the morning to pee and feed Molly and go right back to sleep.) I probably sleep 9+ hours per night.  I do best on more sleep, than less.  After years of sleeping 6-7 hours a night at a time (oh I know, poor me) I finally feel rested (most of the time).  Whenever I have to go somewhere new or have somewhere important to go, I can’t sleep, so I make up for it on other days.

Day 24 Have you ever fallen for a fitness “gimmick”?

Of course.  Who hasn’t?  (I’m sure there are a few people out there!)  I’ve tried a few fad diets in my day, and even done things that I thought would be relatively safe (i.e Optifast.)  What I’ve learned over the years is that you just need to eat less and exercise more.  It may be harder for example, if you have PCOS, like I do.  But it doesn’t mean it is impossible.

 

What do you think of these questions?

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