Uh oh... Guess what happened.
I fell off the exercise bandwagon. Yup. It's bad.
Today I plucked up the courage to go out and go for a run around the beach with my friend at about noon, and maybe only fifteen minutes into the run was I spluttering and panting and going crazy and that's when it hit me that I hadn't done any consistent exercise for a good two...(maybe two and a half) months (I told you it was bad), and only the odd set of push ups every other night as an alibi.
Pleease don't judge me, we've all been there!
As of today, I'm going to re-boot my system, detox of all the feeling sorry and guilty about myself, and start over.
Maybe the reason why I fell off the band wagon was merely because I had fallen into the habit of doing precisely what I'm about to show you...
♡ EXCUSES, EXCUSES, EXCUSES
It's a universal truth that making up an excuse is always sososososo much easier than actually doing something, and I hands-down guarantee that I've done this before. Procrastinating is one of my talents.
However, like most problems in life, there are always hidden solutions, and exercise is just one of those.
- Don't have time? Wake up earlier, go to bed earlier. Hard? Hell yes. Worth it? Hell yes.
- Don't have a gym? Unless you live in a plane or under the sea, I'm sure that outside of that front door, there is an explorable mass of land of which you can run for kilometers. If there's not, then where do you live?
- Don't know how to start? You don't know until you try, AND you don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Throw out all the junk food, smaller plates means smaller portion sizes, easy youtube tutorials and workshops and books.
♡ FEELING SORRY FOR ONE'S SELF DOESN'T DO ANYTHING
It's natural. Really. I promise. But does it get us anywhere.......hardly....
Dust off your crown, Princess, sh!t happens and we just need to get over it! Refresh with the sun coming up tomorrow. Promise yourself. Make sticky notes of encouragement as stick them somewhere you can see them and start off slow...which leads to my next point...
- Check out Lorna Jane's Move Nourish Believe blog. It's fabulous.
- I've been reading Lauren Conrad's blog and it covers pretty much every aspect of girly life, including a specific segment directly related to fitness. It's also fabulous
♡ THE "I'm going to wake up tomorrow at five and do a spin-class" MOTTO
I think it's fair to say we've all made this mistake.
Pretty much the number one rule of exercise and fitness to start off slow and then build up to it. Rome wasn't built in a day, honey, and believe me, you won't be doing yourself any favours by going all out on the first day.
If anything, there's maybe an 80% chance that this won't play the way you want it to, and only puts your body and mind under stress.
Not only does this lead to physical problems such as shin splints (you know that nasty ligament pain on the outer side of your calf that you can't stretch), Achilles rips (just above the back of your heel) and other bodily pains such as knees, respiratory and back, but over-exercising also leads to negative psychological consequences such as "that was awful, I'm never doing that again" which will only discourage you further.
♡ ♡ ♡Luxe