It has been 3 months since I embarked on my fitness journey. For those who didn’t read how it started, it all came about from a photo of my ugly cellulite forming on my thighs! And sorry, there’s no way I will ever share that photo!
Prior to my vigorous fitness routine, I hardly exercise. The most I did was once a week Pilates on the reformer. The 50 mins workout was not really going to help fix anything, we know. Pilates is a great exercise, but it is relatively low-impact. I don’t huff and puff during the session and sweating is minimal. I knew I needed to build up my cardiovascular endurance.
From the moment I saw the ‘life-changing’ photo made worse with lighting down from the top thus making the cellulite look more hideous than they actually were, I started making goals on how to change my life. The ‘look good feel good’ mantra must be true. The next (probably the best) thing I did for myself was to pick up a copy of the ‘Shape‘ magazine and signed up for the coming 5km run event. The run was postponed to end Oct this year, and for sure I’ll be blogging about that after.
Look how one goal changed my May 2013.
Not much, but definitely a step up from haven’t been running for 6-8 years!
My partner and I decided to bring this to another level and we signed up for a lavish gym membership at Pure Fitness end of the month. The money paid kept us very motivated in order to make our moola worth.
June’s fitness calendar looked like this – felt quite proud of myself for persisting :
July’s – with a trip to Tokyo without a gym in the hotel, but made up with lots of walking :
Starting an exercise routine is not easy. It requires a great deal of motivation and faith to keep pushing oneself forward in times of weariness and exhaustion. ‘No pain, no gain’ – before your muscles actually tear how can they become stronger upon healing? For those who hasn’t been exercising for a while, do yourself a favor. Get up and start moving, in the many years to come, your body will definitely thank you for it.
I have my puppy to practice running with me! Whether I’m fast or slow, Kitt keeps up its pace with me! Wonderful training companion! 🙂
However, if nothing else seems to be able to get you out of the couch, maybe an ad might?
What’s your fitness story? How did it all start for you?