Hey guys. So today I've woken up at 7am on this sunny Saturday morning, feeling a little dazzed and confused, but I believe that would be because my body is used to waking up early at around 6-7am during Monday - Friday. But that's now going to change, reason being for not sleeping in on the weekend as I usually would, till 8-9am or around that (yes, thats a sleep in for me haha)... whilst away in Adelaide I was speaking with mum about my fitness, how I desperately need to seek out for some guidance and she mentioned a trainer she used to see who pushed her and was a bundle of energy; that was enough said to have me immediately get in contact with her once we got home. From the moment I'd spoken with Linda via the phone, then emails, I could tell she's got a bubbly persona and incredible spirit.
Today, Saturday 16/02/12, has been my first group training session that I've now got under my belt. I pushed myself, but not as hard as I would have liked, but rather than vomiting my guts up, I went hard enough to work up a sweat; there was a mixture of jogging/running (both on solid ground and sand), skipping, push-ups, weights and stretches, that my (slightly tender) body now feels.
I will admit, a few years back when I left school, I didn't have a full time job, I didn't get up at a decent hour - more than likely slept in till 11am-3pm on average, and I was just doing nothing with my life, that I became somewaht of a slob... basically I got myself out of that rut but still in bad habits.
Over the past few years, I've gotten myself into a good happy medium with my routines, but I find myself giving up on it or just not finding the time dedicated to a solid work out, which I really should be doing, there's no excuse. Fortunately, I've never been 'overweight' or 'obese', I'm very lucky in that aspect, but the unhealthy lifestyle choices has really taken a toll on my body. There's being 'skinny' but...that can also be unhealthy when it comes to dietry an fitness levels... How I noticed that my body was not in good shape was that the amount of breakouts (acne) I've suffered the past few years; now my dad never had acne till his early 20s, perhaps thats part of the reason... I get bloating, and noticed unwanted flabbyness etc.
Since late last year I've been really hard on myself, which emotionally can take a strain on me but physically and mentally. I still enjoy the 'bad' things in life, example I will go and eat that M&M cookie I see in the pantry, but I have cut down a lot of the junk and eating regular meals. I've got a new fulltime job, which I get up early, and I love it, I finish by 3/3:30 and still have the rest of the day to enjoy, which includes walking, jogging, stretching, whatever I can do. I'm still low in iron but I have fun experimenting in ways of what I can make when it comes to meals / smoothies.
There's never a right or wrong time to start making changes that are right for you... the only bad thing you can do to yourself is when you don't listen to your body, when you ignore the signs that are there. You don't have to deprive your body of all the 'junk' food you love, but in proportions that are reasonable you can get the best of both worlds... I'm not preaching because I'm super lazy at the best of times, but since making changes, I can see a positive future ahead of me... I won't feel as though I'm aging horribly, I want to act NOW, rather than later when it becomes harder. I want to be able to buy clothes and know what size I am, regardless, without having the hassle of those love handles stretching clothes... haha :( wah. I want to be a fit healthy person when I'm getting older... I want to make use of this young body I have now, and enjoy what life has to offer.
What time do you usually wake up?
What's your usual daily routine?