I know this is kind of cliche, ‘I’m going to start the year with a new exercise regime and FINALLY get fit.’ I am shamelessly doing just this, along with probably 80% of the country, but I don’t care. I’ve bought new trainers today (really any excuse to go and shop), fortunately for me I’ve had this fitness idea before so already had the rest of the gear. Here are my new Nikes, aren’t they the most gorgeous colour?
They’re super bouncy, light-weight and were in the sale (£30.00, bargain amiright?) so everyone’s a winner. I thought I’d break them in as soon as I got home, here is me looking super sexy (pah!) and raring to go…
Fortunately for me and everyone who lives in the surrounding area, I am lucky enough to have a treadmill at home, so no need to grace the neighborhood with my sweaty self flailing past their windows.
And before anyone says, I am happy with my weight – it’s not the reason I want to do this. I mainly want to not feel so exhausted walking up my stairs, or when I’m running to the fridge during an ad break in the evenings… I basically want to feel fitter, become more toned everywhere and lead a healthier lifestyle that I have done thus far.
Here is me 25 minutes later….
You’ve got to keep smiling, right?!
What’s even more scary is that I’ve managed to let myself get talked into doing the Torbay Half Marathon this Summer (13 miles!!!!) with my boyfriend Will. He did it last year and said it was a brilliant atmosphere and a great achievement…so I’m going to do it too! It’s not until the end of June so that gives me almost 5 whole months to train, so I should be fine!! I’m going to get sponsored too, I haven’t decided what charity yet but it will definitely be one for animal welfare.
I also tried ‘planking’ for the first time ever, and it almost killed me! I set my phone up with a stopwatch, thinking I’d be there at least a few minutes – 30 seconds! That’s how long I lasted, good grief.