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Fitness Friday // 5 Reasons To Get Into Fitness Today

11 Mar 2016

Hello, and welcome to another F I T N E S S  F R I D A Y special. 

Last week, I spoke about my gym class experiences, including which ones I find the most beneficial (big up Insanity) and for what reasons. This week, I'm taking a more general approach in a discussion of why getting into fitness is great, whether you're a walker, runner, cyclist, or anything else. Again, this is a completely subjective and personal thing, I'm only one person and I certainly don't claim to be an expert on anything health and fitness related.

For me, exercise seems to become a bigger part of my life when I'm stressed and struggling. Right now, I feel like it's been all 'blah blah final year blah blah stress blah blah want job blah blah when will it be June' and I've needed something completely unrelated to fitness to focus on, but something which also feels somewhat productive. Although I haven't seen many physical changes yet, I am undeniably happier and more energetic when I have a fitness routine. I've also noticed myself sleeping a lot better and taking less time to actually fall asleep.

So, what are my top five reasons for getting into fitness today?

1. Escapism.

This is the number one reason why I enjoy going to my gym classes every week because it allows me to escape. For that one hour, I can forget about the stress and worries in my life and focus on something completely unrelated.

2. It's for you and only you.

Sometimes (probably most of the time for the majority of people), we do fitness for other people. Of course, we do it so that people will find us more attractive and so that people will admire our bodies, but we should also do it for ourselves so that we feel more comfortable in our own skin. Exercise releases endorphins and for me personally, it can turn a sad afternoon into a happy one.

3. It's good for meeting people.

If you go to the gym at the same time every week, or classes regularly every week then you will meet people. I go to pretty much every class on my own and I've had so many people say how impressed they are that I do that. I guess the thing about classes is that you're in a room full of people doing exactly the same thing as you, so in actual fact, you're not even remotely alone.

4. It's your workout, you can choose what you want to do.

So as I've already mentioned a billion times, I go to classes, classes are my thing. I used to dance every week and I've also been a netballer. I've even gone through (very) brief periods where I've started running multiple times a week. My best friend is a climber and that's her fitness thing and my Mum would never do anything but go for a brisk walk. It's completely up to you.

5. It's a hobby.

At the end of the day, fitness is a hobby. It becomes part of a routine and it does actually become something that you look forward to and something that excites you. It's also something to do if you find yourself with a lot of free time.

What are your opinions on fitness? Is it a big part of your life?

1 comment on "Fitness Friday // 5 Reasons To Get Into Fitness Today"
  1. Totally agree with all these reasons!


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