I decided on January 2nd that it was time, i mean come on who wants to start a diet and exercise regime when they’re hungover, craving every fatty food in the cupboard & off all the take away menus in reach!
i downloaded a couple of apps to my iPhone, and had a little nose through them.
i decided on a quick route, simple route, that wasnt straying too far from my house incase i really was as unfit as i thought. The route was a little over 2 miles and although it took me 25 minutes i new it was a start.
It was a head start on everybody still sitting on the couch ‘thinking’ about exercising, After my first run i was soar, aching, tired but that oinly made me even more determined, i carried this on for 1 week then started using a 5k runner training app. i felt so much better about myself, tried eating a little better but in January the cupboards are still full of the left over temptations arnt they & then the snow decided to hit!
Cant do much running outside when your like Bambi on ice can you? if you can please tell me how! So i made the dreaded decision to go to the gym.
January in the gym is the WORST POSSIBLE MONTH as everyone with their ‘New Year, New Me’ personas are there taking up ALL the machines and dont even have a clue what they’re doing. Does that annoy you? it annoys me to the point were steam comes out by ears.
Annoys me nearly as much as girls coming to the gym in full faces of make up and perfect hair, i mean come onnnnnnnnn, its doing no good for your skin is it? all that make up getting into your pours. You cant work out half as hard if your too busy making sure your hairs right and your lip gloss is touched up, GET OUT OF THE GYM.
This is what i experienced within 5 minutes of being in the gym and i walked out.
The hardest part of wanting to start a new routine is picking where to start. There is so much information on the internet ‘you should do this,you should do that’ ‘dont do this, dont do that’
ive been so confused this week its quiet off putting isnt it? you get to the gym and even after years of floating in and out of routine you still get flustered over what machine to use, on what level and for how long.. so today while im home alone and its quiet im going to devise myself my own plan. I might even change it every two weeks, try different ways such as Interval, Fartleck, Circuits or Tabata and see how that affects my journey.
Another hard part if having the right ingredients in the house to sustain your exercise and as everybody knows, it goes hand in hand with diet. YES that dreading word ‘DIET’
Diets never last, EVER, unless your Victoria Beckham who i would say is OCD in food control but thats another topic isnt it! Diets restrict what you can and cant eat and you know the old psychological effect where if you cant have something you want it more, well this kicks in big time! instead i would like to think of it as ‘Changing’ bad habits.
if you start 1 at a time it should be too hard should it? So my first 3 ‘changes’ are going to be
1- Drink 8 glasses of water a day
yeah so this shouldnt be too hard should it, i drink LOTS of tea, but tea on the other hand i overload with sugar!
2- Stop the Sugar
this one is harder said than done, although i can change to sweetener its never the same is it.
3- 20 minutes MINIMUM
i solemnly swear to exercise for 20 minutes a day whether it be just walking, weights or sit ups!
when these have been successful for 2 weeks ill change them still sticking to them as they SHOULD be habit by then shouldn’t they?
i complain i can never loose weight but it annoys me, i know exactly what to eat, how much to exercise but still i never do.
so tomorrow 25TH JANUARY 2013 ITS ALL GOING TO CHANGE.