Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Fun And Easy Ways To Get Fit.

I have been at slimming world for a few weeks now and I have already seen the difference, not in my weight but the fact that I'm not eating so much crap and convenience food. So I actually feel a lot fitter for cutting out the junk. The walk to school is a pleasure now instead of me feeling lethargic and full of eating crap. I feel like the school run is a pleasure to do because I know that I am walking faster and getting fitter as I do my normal everyday chores.

I feel like I am making the whole idea of getting fit, fun and I am actually enjoying it. Before I started at Slimming World, I used to hate the early morning walks to work. Now I actually feel more energetic when I wake up because I am not late night snacking and I don't feel bloated in the mornings. I pop on my headphones and blare a bit on Eminem down my ears, making me want to walk faster with his energetic songs.
There are so many ways that we can import getting fit into our everyday lives and enjoying it because not everyone has the confidence of the money/time to go to a gym. So let's make up some exercise ourselves. 

The School Run - Pop on a pair of trainers and you will automatically walk faster and your feet will be more comfortable to walk in. You have to do this twice a day and I don't know how far your school is but Tillys is nearly a mile away from where we live, so that is almost 4 miles a day that I am walking, so if you speed walk or run it, think of the exercise you are getting without thinking about it. You can also do this with other mums from the school and make a competition out of it, or go for a walk after you have dropped the kids off at 9am. 

Shopping - Again I live a mile away from town, so that is a two-mile walk from town and back, as well as the walking around the shops. Take a backpack to pop your shopping in and it's better than having to carry shopping home in a bag. I used to always get the bus home after I had been shopping. Now I try to walk it and save the £1.70 bus fare for me too. It's good for Tilly too because she doesn't play out so much when the summer finishes so she can get some extra exercise with me, without realising. 
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Exercise videos - When I was a teenager I used to jump about in my room exercising to Jane Fond.  She was tough! Nowadays it's so much easier, you can do it from the privacy of your home and you can use DVDs from some so-called celebrities, or check out some YouTube videos. These can also be fun if you get a friend or family member to do them with you.

Housework - Crank up the music! Make sure it's loud and fast. Get into a rhythm and do the housework. It's not worth doing the housework to Michael Bublé because that is slow, swing music and not ideal. I use that music to chill out to. I usually do the housework to Queen because the music is fast and you want to dance as you work.

Walking a dog or baby - When Tilly was a baby, I had a jogger pram and I loved it, we would walk for hours with it. If you have a little one, chuck them in the pram and go for a brisk walk. If you have a dog, go for a long brisk walk. You could even borrow a dog from a friend or start doing dog walking, you get to earn a bit of cash and do something that you enjoy.

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Take your kid out to the park - We all have a bit of kid in us, don't we? Go to the park with the kids run around with run around with them and climb the climbing frames on the apparatus, not only would this be fun but you will be the "cool Mum" in the park as well as getting a little bit of exercise. Tilly has a trampoline in the garden, this is great for jumping about on and getting fit as well as having a laugh with the kids. 

Exercise really doesn't have to be hard work, it can be fun as well as spending quality time with your kids.

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