Sunday, 27 January 2013

Motivation

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It has taken me quite a long time to reach this point. The point where I knew I had to take up exercise again on a regular basis and make it a part of my life forever. I had always been a fairly regular gym attendee, loving yoga and swimming and the energy it gave me. But then my blog happened and I spent my spare time concentrating fully on its' development for the first couple of years. At that point a couple of injuries occurred - repetitive strain on my wrists from the amount of time spent on the computer. That was easily solved by staying off the computer for a few days. But the other injury has been with me for the last couple of years and I have lived in quite a bit of pain from some kind of muscle strain in my back. 

I decided to take a back-step from my blogging activity, mostly the 'community' side of blogging than actual posting. I knew that sitting down in front of a computer (especially after a day of being in front of a computer with my day job), for long periods of time was no longer good for my health. MRI scans, physiotherapy, chiropractor visits and umpteen doctors appointments later and it seems there is no other answer other than to fully embrace an exercise routine long-term. 

I cringe a little to think that I have become a January gym sign-up victim but I really am at the end of my tether with the pain and no longer have any choice but to try to tackle the problem head-on. And so to help with my motivation, I felt that a new gym outfit was in order. I found these Nike trainers discounted on Spartoo shoes and also managed to strike lucky buying them on a Nike flash-sale day. The rest of my Nike outfit is from Next. I already own quite a lot of Nike gym-wear, for me it is the absolute best there is, making me feel dry and comfortable throughout my workout. Today was my first visit to my new healthclub and although I took it easy, I had forgotten how enjoyable exercising actually is, once you're there. Here's hoping I maintain the motivation.

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14 comments:

  1. I love this little arrangement! I've comes to terms with the fact I need to get in shape and have embraced Zumba. The intensity of the gym still scares me a little but I might try and brave it again.

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  2. I think everyone should do some form of exercise. I would much rather sit on my bum and do nothing but I know that I have to get up and do something to make my body feel better.

    I love those trainers, I think just wearing those would make me go for a run. :)

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  3. I really need to start regularly exercising for the long term too, especially since I started a desk job. Good luck and hope you keep feeling the benefits!
    Jodie xx | Future Freaks Me

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  4. I love those trainers <333
    I keep meaning to get myself a proper pair of trainers to go jogging in and would love something like yours that are pretty that would totally motivate me!

    I only really got into exercising last year and I love it, it gives you such a natural high and makes you feel awesome!

    Good luck at the gym xoxo

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  5. Look it on the bright side: your workout outfit is super cute.
    My latest find: I catch up on blogging while I cycle my butt off on a cyclette!
    Stop by whenever you like, it makes me happy!!
    Love
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose
    http://www.pinktopping.blogspot.it/

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  6. Good luck sweetheart, I hope that it helps with your pain x

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  7. I have to do more exercise too, but I'm so lazy...

    Kisses from Spain!
    http://www.atrendylifestyle.com

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  8. good luck! I have been intending to 'call in' and sign up for a pass at my local yoga centre for the entire month of January :( I have become so lazy!
    xox

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  9. I know what you mean with needing motivation, I have been trying to go for a walk on my lunch which helps me feel less sluggish!

    Maria xxx

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  10. Good luck with getting back into it, it's always the getting there that is the hardest part but once you're there it's fine! Love your gym attire btw, your trainers are so cute!

    http://www.youremyfavouriteflavour.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. good lluck with the exercise! Those trainers are so pretty - they'd definitely inspire me! hope your back is feeling better soon.

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  12. Nike do some really great sportswear, i'm really into sportswear but i'm guessing you probably wouldn't have guessed it. i really enjoy sport shops, not so much in england but mainly in america. i feel you pain to an extent, it can't be good for us just sitting in front of the computer most hours of the day. i've been a regular gym/exerciser for a couple of years now, last two months i've slipped off the trip and i sure can tell. i've started cycling more though. wishing you well with it, really nice choice on the trainers

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  13. Paula! I love your pink gear! Let me tell you, it was really hard getting fitness at first. But you gradually build up to it. (Reason why I've neglected my blog & use IG now. haha). I too sit in front of a computer for 8 hours and excercising helps me feel less sedentary & I feel great afterwards. I am happy that you are venturing into the fitness lifestyle. Let me know if you ever need someone to help motivate you! I'd be happy to do so! :)

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