Updated: Dec 19, 2018
The dictionary definition of fitness - "the condition of being physically fit and healthy, the quality of being suitable to fulfil a particular role or
This was me. Taken around March 2018.
Don't I look happy?!
I was a full-time stay at home mum to an 18 month old. Lonely. Antisocial. Loathed myself. Fed up. Struggling quietly with anxiety unable to sleep without thinking something dreadful was going to happen. Overeating. My only exercise was to walk the dog round the block for half an hour.
Fitness levels 0. The thought of exercising non-existent...it's very hard to want to get up and do something when you're feeling so low and you don't know where to start because you hate absolutely everything!
Exercise class? Gym? Never in a million years because I'm not "that sort of person"!
Desperate? Yes. Self-pitying? Yes. Neurotic? A tad! Like a lot of other people? Turns out yes!
I can't pinpoint the exact time that I decided to make a change, maybe it was a bit of a sunshine and a clear head where I just thought enough is enough I don't want to feel like this anymore.
I didn't join a gym and start running and gradually run further and further, or get faster and faster. I didn't suddenly go from doing 20 star-jumps in the living room to 100! I tried different things. I stopped being scared to try. I stopped worrying about what other people thought (quite so much).
Now getting yourself fit can be done in so many ways and some way you might like and some you won't, but that's the best bit because it means you can try lots and find what fits for you.
Badminton - Tennis - Football - Netball - Running - Walking - Skipping - Crossfit - Pilates - Rugby - Swimming - Aerobics - Resistance Workouts - Strength-training - Gym - Rowing ...
For me now? Well I like a cross-trainer, I like my 5km dog walk at 6a.m. I adore kettlebells and resistance bands and floor exercises; things that can be squeezed into a 30-45min session and don't take up much space. I like barre workouts, low-impact workouts, sometimes I like running.
My body thanks me for it; the 5 stone has stayed away and my fitness levels are good and my body is healthy, but so too is my mind. The workouts improve my physical ability and health all of the time, but they also improve my wellness...I don't struggle to get to sleep, I don't get anxious any longer, I have a confidence in myself that was never there before.
Sometimes you just need something to trigger you to get started, or get back to what you used to do. Just try and get fitness to fit into your life and it will soon just be another part of your routine and one you won't want to break.
Workouts don't need to be stressful; if you're unsure where to start then get in touch and arrange a FREE consultation to find out what would fit for you. Walk before you can run. We all start somewhere.