I can't quite believe that me... a person who has always been rubbish at sports is writing about fitness. But here I am, starting a new journey and trying to better myself. It's been about 2 months since I joined the gym and I have to say I have pleasantly surprised myself!
But why now?
Ok so you are probably thinking, at the age of 28... why have I decided to do this now? Well there are a few contributing factors that have finally pushed me into making the decision to start working out.
1. My health - Over the past year I have found myself becoming very exhausted on a regular basis. I've struggled alot with of joint pain, to the point where I would walk around the block and my hips/back would be aching so much that I'd need a hot water bottle on a daily basis. I also found myself needing my asthma pump more and more. I started to feel like I was getting really old, and I was just NOT ok with that!
2. The look of my body - I am someone who has always been naturally tiny, that girl who is a size 6 but stuffs their face with burgers and chocolate... that was me. But since having my son (3 years ago) I gained quite a bit of weight and never lost it. Now I know alot of you think i'm crazy for not being happy with my body, but everyone perceives their own body differently and for me going from a size 6 to 10 has been something i'm not totally comfortable with. Don't get my wrong I love the curves, but the bigger tummy and arms has been a struggle for me.
3. Strength - I really just wanted to try and get stronger, to make day to day life easier. I want to be able to carry my shopping with ease and pick up my son and play with him the same as his dad can. Also I would love to be able to smash out the monkey bars and do those pull ups like the men do haha.
So these are the 3 main factors that gave me the push to start working out.
I'm not getting any younger, so taking care of my health is something that's really important to me now more than ever. I am hugely inspired by my dad and step mum, who in their late fourties and fifties are still running marathons on a regular basis. Their strength and stamina is something to be admired! I am also really inspired by seeing fitness influencers online, strong girls doing weights. Not body builders, but just real beautiful girls with super strength looking amazing.