I am what I like to call: Fit(ish).
Fit(ish): semi-fit and a little bit podgy. Someone that likes the idea of being fit, but likes food too much.
I strive to be healthy. To me, this means two things. To be physically fitand active, and eat a healthy balanced diet. And mentally fit, whereby (to avoid mental breakdowns, and maintain sanity) I eat cake when and if I want it. I think it’s a pretty healthy diet. I would never want to resent being ‘healthy’ if it meant I couldn’t eat birthday cake, or have a takeaway every now and then. I’m a firm believer in treatin’ yo self.
But that’s enough natter, here are some of the realities I have found with working out!
Getting bored after 5 minutes of any form of cardio. I have always hated running. I simply don’t enjoy it. But I do try. (I’m far better at running out of money, if I’m honest)
Running next to someone and it feeling like a race. They up the speed, so do I. Bring it.
My running style: drunk woman slowly being chased by absolutely nothing.
When you take your headphones out and realise you were making panting/grunting noiseswhile you did cardio.
When people look at you while you do cardio.
When you up the speed too much and your heart skips a beat, because you can’t keep up.
Me doing cardio: ’20 minutes left. That’s two lots of 10. It’s only 4 lots of 5 minutes’(then I congratulate myself on the 30 seconds wasted on that mental maths session)
I like to think, when people see me jogging outside, they think ‘wow an athlete’, but in reality it’s ‘aw, good for her’.
Quite frankly, the best bit about running is the end.
I’ve honestly come to the conclusion that running is wrong. I agree with Miranda Hart,unless it’s running professionally, or as a child- it’s not OK.
Is this just me? As a kid, at swimming lessons, I would convince myself there was a shark in the pool– so I would swim faster. Maybe I should imagine clowns on the treadmill behind me.
MOTTO’S I THINK IN THE GYM/LIFE:
‘Sweat is just my fat crying’.
‘I may look like a potato now, but one day I’ll turn into fries and you’ll all want me then.’
‘I work out because I know I would have been the first to die in the Hunger Games.’
‘I wear all black in the gym, like a funeral for my fat.’
When your ‘cheat meal’ turns into a cheat week.
Stepping on the scales and seeing no change after weeks of exercise: ‘off to Krispy Kreme I go’.
Leaving the gym feeling great, waking up the next morning feeling like your legs are hungover.
Aim:to be the weight I told the app I was.
‘Drink more water’ they said, ‘it will be good for you’ they said. I’m weeing ALL THE TIME.
(Last time I did that 2 litre a day thing, my Mum sent me to the Doctors thinking I had diabetes.)
My summer body expectations vs reality.
Embracing your summer body like ‘at least my flipflops still fit!’
So there it is, a page full of GIF’s, personal experiences and life contemplations, from a Fit(ish) individual with some serious love for cake.