Young fit woman doing fitness exercises

Are fitness bloggers intimidating?

In my quest to live a healthier life, I have taken to reading fitness blogs and watching fitness/healthy eating videos on Youtube. Whilst I’m happy to say that my own body confidence increases when I am following an exercise routine, sometimes I find myself comparing my body unfavourably to the fitness gurus online. I am not as slim as them,…

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preparing for running

10 awesome things about running

You know it already, I recently took up running. It wasn’t something that I considered in great detail, other than some vague idea that it would help increase my fitness level. I felt the urge to run, so I downloaded a beginners running app, pulled on my trainers, went outside and put one foot in front of the other. I…

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Running with C25K: Week 4

I am still doing my best to keep up a running routine, but to be honest, week 4 of C25K is where I have come unstuck. I’ve been running well up until now, completing every week, and making time for the runs. But I have been running week 4 for two weeks now, and due to going away for a…

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Week 3 of C25K

Well, I’m still running. I’m still looking forward to my runs, planning them into my schedule and putting one trainer in front of another. Last week, I wondered if I should repeat week 2 of the programme, but when I read more about the week’s runs I felt more confident. The schedule was a 90 second run followed by a…

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preparing for running

My first week as a runner with C25k

Yes, I’ve taken up running. I don’t really understand why, but the urge to begin running as part of my path to wellness has come upon me, and I do wonder what alien lifeforce has possessed me. But, it can only be a good thing as I really do want to be fitter and running seems a good way of…

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