Memoirs of a fitness junkie…

“What is your motivation?”

“How have you become so passionate?”

These are among the few questions I’m asked about my fitness journey, and honestly I don’t know how I grew to love looking after myself physically and internally. At first, I won’t even lie, it was all for aesthetics; the usual rush to look as good as I can for an upcoming holiday, then shortly after the holiday I would fall back into my bad habits. Now I have a goal to be stronger and healthier! It is so easy to get sucked into how a woman should view herself, slim waists and wide hips seem to be the in thing, but I do not wish to aspire to such body goals, and wish anyone else reading this will not feel the need to be like someone else. Be the best version of you!

I’ve grown to love my body flaws and all. I’m not how I want to be aesthetically but at the moment I am really just enjoying my fitness journey and as I have said before exercising is my balancing medium, if I am upset or angry, a sweaty session will get me back in the mood! It’s amazing. Once I leave the gym, I am excited to return!

This doesn’t mean I don’t have lazy days where I don’t want to go at all, but overall I do try and aim for at least 4 gym sessions a week, and on a good week 5 times. I train every aspect of my body; legs, back, arms, chest, abs, as well as working on my plyometrics and cardio. I’ve been teaching myself that not fulfilling my gym session quota is not a crime as long as I am active in some sort of way! This ensures that I remain motivated and makes my fitness less like a chore.

  •  Train your mind to remember that it is a journey not a race! Love the journey and you will see the results! I am currently on my third year of my fitness journey, only this year realising a lot of nutritional facts. DO NOT PRESSURE YOURSELF!
  • Slow progress is better than no progress

Here’s a spot of motivation , me in 2012 at the beginning of my journey versus now. You too can achieve !!


October / November 2015

 

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