Exercise everyday – Juneathon

‘So now you just need to complete these exercises everyday’ said the Physiotherapist calmly.

You mean Every. Single. Day; once in every 24 hour period?

I’ve always quite enjoyed exercise, but this comment was around a week after having my second baby.

She was only suggesting ten minutes of abdominal exercises each day, but when exactly was I supposed to have a spare ten minutes? With a newborn and toddler presumably any time off and I’d be sleeping?

Actually it wasn’t as bad as I thought. You see I really, really wanted to do the exercises. I had a severe abdominal seperation (diastasis recti) which was making some things difficult for me. You can read more here.

So I did my exercises, my tummy got stronger and then I sort of stopped doing them every day.Ā 

I suppose I don’t need to exercise daily now. I can sit up without difficulty, my core is strong enough that I can lift my children without worrying. Amazingly I can also run.

You can read more here about why I run with gratitude.


BUT I know my tummy is still weak. Daily exercise would probably help.

Core stength is also helpful for running and my goal is to return to my previous level of fitness (as measured by my 5k time).

SO I was excited when I read about the Juneathon challenge. The aim is for participants to exercise everyday in June and record it via social media.

If I managed to exercise daily with a newborn and not-quite-two-year old I should be able to do it a year on.

I don’t intend to write a blog for each day, but I do think shared documentation will help make a supportive community with other participants.

So I will be tweeting daily and popping a few things onto facebook.

I’m looking forwards to getting some inspiration from everyone else taking part.

I hope I’ll gain something useful, both for myself, and also to share on this blog from the challenge. No; I don’t mean pictures of a washboard tummy (much as that would be nice, it’s neither my aim, nor necessarily something helpful to share).

I’m intending to improve my core strength and running speed. More importantly I hope to learn something helpful about motivation, organisation and the importance of a bit of friendly support.

So if you’re taking the challenge too, do let me know. I’ll be glad to follow and support your journey.

Ps: Just as a bit of proof the photo is from the start of my run yesterday on the first day of challenge Juneathon.

Fitness 4 Mamas

5 thoughts on “Exercise everyday – Juneathon

  1. IAmKat June 2, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Hurrah! Welcome to Juneathon! I survived Janathon so figured I might as well do this one too šŸ™‚

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  2. IAmKat June 2, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Hurrah! welcome to Juneathon, I hope you find it helps with some motivation. I survived Janathon so figured I might as well come back for more

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    • tenminutesspare June 2, 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks! I’m actually just about to do my Pilates workout for tonight… Should probably get on with it rather than blogging!

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      • IAmKat June 2, 2015 / 6:47 pm

        Make it so! And sorry for the double post šŸ˜„

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  3. Mirka Moore (@Fitness4mamas) June 12, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Well done to you for taking part in #Junathon. I saw it only a few days ago, so not taking part, but would to do this challenge too. I admire any mums who will do it as finding time to exercise every day will not be easy. Good luck with your challenge and thanks for linking again #FitnessTuesday

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