Ironically, I loved exercise as a child. In fact I were often described as overactive- I had a constant burst of energy which I believe was partly due to my excitable personality and the fact that I exercised so much. The thing was, I didn’t see it as ‘exercise’. Riding my bike to the park with my friends was fun and not a necessity for my health. Likewise being the captain of my schools netball time and my weekly gymnastics class. I did it because I enjoyed it and I liked the socialising and how it was something to learn about. Then I hit that dreaded puberty years we all know and love and I quit gymnastics, left netball and grew apart from my bike riding friends. I dreaded P.E classes with a passion and even managed to get out of them in my whole final year at school. Naturally the weight piled on, I grew to hate myself, I had no confidence and I deeply missed the thriving, excitable girl that radiated self-assurance, I was once. If you’ve read my recent post on how I lost fifty pounds
then you’ll already be familiar with my journey and how I learnt to irrevocably love myself. However, what I haven’t mentioned is how I fell in love with working out and my tips on how you can too.
I can still recall how much I hated the thought of working out and how much of a mental struggle it was to actually start. In fact it took me a whole year of doing one five minute workout here and there before I decided to actually give it a proper go. Now, here I am two and a half years later and still working out six days a week (sometimes 4-5) and utterly in love with exercising and working out. I’m telling you this because it won’t just happen overnight but if you find the determination to persevere, I can guarantee that you will be victorious. Here are my top tips and best advice on how to enjoy working out.
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