On the 27th of September 2016, The Ciara Chronicles turned one. One! That means that I stuck at something for one whole year without giving up on it. If my younger self saw what I’ve just written there, she would be appalled because she was such a driven person who was determined to succeed at anything she’d try. But my present self, a person who’s battled with her mental health for a number of years, is so proud to have finally kept something up for longer than a couple of weeks. A blogging milestone has been reached!
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This is what my life has become. Applying for this, applying for that and applying for whatever will take me. Why? Because I cannot do what I’m currently doing for much longer. The excruciating feeling of waking up every morning knowing that you’ve got to walk in there for another day, put your headset on, adjust your microphone and say for the first of many times during that nine-hour shift, “You’re through to Ciara in Waterford. How can I help you today?” in your most pleasant tone.
It’s been over two months since I started my personal training sessions with Russell Fitness and honestly, I have no idea where the time has gone! I’ve had my ups and downs in the past couple of weeks as we all know, but each time I picked myself up and got back on the horse again. In these past few weeks, I’ve also had a couple of revelations which I believe are things that people need to be aware of when starting on a healthy eating/losing weight/fitness journey, and that’s what today’s blog post is going to be about!
Starting The Ciara Chronicles was a huge step for little old me. It was my way of addressing and coming to terms with suffering with a mental illness, along with wanting to change my life. After almost one year later, I can honestly say that I’ve made such huge, positive changes in my life and starting this blog is something I’m so proud of.
Through documenting my life events, feelings, goals and changes, it’s quite enjoyable to look over my past posts just to see how far I’ve come on my journey to self-improvement and that’s what today’s post is going to be about. A reflection on how my attitude towards dancing has changed since my blog post, Expectations VS Reality: Dance, which was written on the 1st of October 2015.
You may have noticed that there haven’t been any personal training related posts on The Ciara Chronicles in a little while, although my original intention was to fill you in on how I was getting on every week. Before you jump to conclusions and think I’ve given up already (if you have, I won’t be offended as I’m aware I’m pretty fickle), I haven’t. But why the lack of personal training posts, you ask? Honestly, I just haven’t really been feeling myself in any shape or form and had no idea what to say. My motivation and happiness seemed to have disappeared, but after two very similar talks with a friend and Leslie from Russell Fitness, they have since reappeared. Interested in finding out what was going on? Keep reading.
It’s the weekend so we all know what that means, it’s time for my weekly check in to tell you how I’m getting on with my personal training sessions with Russell Fitness. This week has definitely been one of my best weeks, not training wise but how I was feeling about my body, how my body was feeling after training and how I was just feeling myself. I also developed this huge confidence boost which is something I totally needed, so let’s find out why…
Happy Saturday, readers! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week and are enjoying the weekend so far. Here I am with my fourth instalment of how I’m getting on in Russell Fitness and I guess you can probably tell from my happy little greeting there, I’m in a lot better form than my previous post. Before I head straight into how the week went, I’m going to tell you a funny story about a life lesson that I learned this week for those who haven’t seen it on The Ciara Chronicles Facebook page. Enjoy! Continue reading