Thursday, 12 April 2012

And we'll run for our lives.

Firstly, I just want to say a BIG thank you, to all of my followers/readers and for all the lovely comments I've been getting recently. Sorry I haven't had the time to reply to everyone, but they are very much appreciated and I honestly read EVERY single one.

Already today I have achieved something. I am rubbish when it comes to exercising. I love Zumba, I used to go every week with my friend before I moved to Wigan. I took it up again for a few weeks after we moved, but there was always a excuse reason I couldn't go. Mainly cos it's on a Wednesday evening (after my 6am start) and costs £4.90 a class, not the most economical class! So I pretty much haven't done any exercise since about October time, I know how bad is that?! I do try and look after myself, but I've started getting into bad habits like drinking fizzy drinks a lot, to feed my sugar addiction. I have a lot of bad influences at work too, they go to Mcdonald's constantly (I don't eat Mcdonald's, but it does make me crave food that isn't good for me!).

My consultant, advised me to take up some sort of exercise, not only for my health but apparently it is good for easing the symptoms of my IBS. I've been contemplating for a week or so, whether to take up jogging/power walking. It's free, you can do it anytime and you go at your own pace, plus you get a good bit of fresh air too. This morning, I took the plunge. I have the least cool running gear, so I'm definitely not going to post a pic of that. I am very pleased to say I jogged 2 miles, with a two minute walking break to have my inhaler. Considering I am Asthmatic, and have the lung capacity of a 90 year old, I'm pretty proud of my self. Plus half of it was up hill! I know this probably doesn't sound like a long way, but when you have my little legs, and my lack of motivation it's like a Marathon.

I feel like I need a goal to aim for, to keep my motivation up. I'm going to search for a fun run or 10k for charity, to keep me going.

Does anyone have any tips on jogging?

Katie xx
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  1. I went for a mile run a couple of weeks for the sainsburys sports relief mile and it was so much fun! plus a mile is not very far. Get yourself signed up to short charity runs so you have an incencitve to run. I also found that swimming has the most impact on my body and improves my posture and breathing. I take ballet classes too - and you can literally point your foot and you will sweat like a pig - try a beginners class if you've never done it before :) xx

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  2. loveeeeeee your blog dear!
    keep posting and go for it!!!

    XO

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