The Beginning of My Fitness Journey

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As a teenager I’m naturally very lazy, I’m also anaemic and have low blood pressure which doubles the laziness. All of this paired with an unhealthy diet and absolutely no exercise has made me so unfit and unhealthy! Feeling tired and out of breath all the time was not fun and I really wanted to get myself together and just feel good. So this is where my fitness journey began. I wasn’t really sure where to start so I scrolled all the way back to ViviannaDoesMakeup’s first fitness post and read through for inspiration. After hours of reading I came up with a few ideas and I thought beginners like me might like to hear them too!

I wanted to see how committed I was before risking it for a chocolate biscuit and signing up for the gym. So I decided I’d try running. Anna seemed to really enjoy it and I didn’t think it would be too hard. I was wrong, so very wrong. I ran for about 20 minutes and spent the whole time feeling like I was going to throw up, every bone in my body ached the next day. But each time I did it I improved and now I enjoy getting sweaty outside in the fresh air. With this new running craze I downloaded the Nike Running App. It’s really great and allows you to track your run, see your fastest and slowest points, compete with others, set challenges and really clearly see improvements. IMG_7529

The app also provides great music to run to, really classic RnB stuff which I love bobbing along to! So if you are thinking about starting to get your legs moving then I definitely recommend checking out the Nike Running App!

But something I’m absolutely loving at the moment is Yoga! It’s a sport that’s blown up all over social media but let me tell you, it’s not all pretty pictures! I have got some of my hardest sweats on and shakiest legs from Yoga. I absolutely adore the feeling of being all stretched out after a good Yoga session. If you’re looking for a place to start, I have the perfect one right here!

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It’s the 30 Days of Yoga challenge by Yoga With Adriene. She is the perfect teacher, so encouraging and so funny. Her videos contain loads of moves and really good routines which stretch you in muscles you didn’t even know you had. I’m doing the challenge myself and I’m about half way through but, I also use her other videos when I’m feeling the need for an extra stretch. I’ve used her routine for after running which is really great ( a little painful – but great ).

So that is my fitness regime to date. I’m hoping to do more of these posts as my fitness develops and I hope you feel encouraged to work out too! Let me know if you are in the same position as me! I’m loving it so far, how about you?