Tuesday, 5 April 2016

You've Got To Start Somewhere...


It's very easy to get into a habit of just slobbing on the sofa or lying in bed watching film after film but realistically it's no good for you in the long run. I've always wanted to get back into fitness since finishing school at 18 years old, don't get me wrong, I tried to go to the gym at University but it proved a lot harder than I expected - There was never enough time and the free time I did have I spent going out with friends so it was never a difficult decision when it came to gym vs. socialising. In my final year of uni it was impossible with the work load and I fell ill with a rare heart condition, so since that happened I've always been fairly reluctant to get back into any form of fitness. However, recently I have realised the importance of staying active and (trying) to get myself fit.
So, although it may be a slow start and I am still taking it fairly easy, so that I don't give my body a shock, I have started going on walks on the weekends and every lunch break at work. My weekend walks usually consistent of walking around 10km at a fast pace and not stopping for a break and during my lunch hour I try to do as much walking I can after having eaten my lunch (usually because I can't wait any longer before eating). I have also recently invested in a Fitbit so that I can track my progress each day and it also subconsciously makes me want to walk more so to reach my targets and to push myself to outdo them. Although I may not be pumping it up at the gym or going on long runs, I have made a start on getting my fitness levels up and becoming proactive. I have also found that regular exercise has seriously helped bad bloating which I have been experiencing recently - so for any of you out there feeling lethargic, bloated and uncomfortable please don't wallow in self pitty (easier said than done, I know) - get up and get moving, it really does make the world of difference.

So, here's what I say... Everyone has got to start somewhere and by making lifestyle changes however how big or small they can really altar the way you feel. I've been upping my game for past few weeks now and can definitely say I am already feeling the benefits of the work I have been doing. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins are what make you feel happy which at the end of the day makes you feel better in yourself and your every day life. So, I encourage you, every once in a while, instead of spending hours on the sofa, get up, put your trainers on and go out and walk and you will certainly feel a change in the way you feel.

Wishing you all the best on your individual journeys. 

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  1. Walks are definitely my favourite way to get moving, breathing in the fresh air always makes me feel so good :) I've been feeling a bit unmotivated to exercice lately so thank you for sharing this, it did actually motivate me x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

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    1. I'm so happy my post gave you the motivation you were looking for :) Keep up the good work! x

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