Live Love Laugh
I used to dread turning forty but here I am, fit as a fiddle. I feel comfortable and more appreciative of myself after letting go of my insecurities. For me, keeping fit is about achieving that balance between a healthy mind and a healthy body. This is how I’ve found my own way to a healthy and happy me through these realistic and simple workouts.
Walks. Since having our dog, I’ve been walking him at least five times a week. Walking is a great exercise which does not cost a penny. It’s more gentle than jogging and yet a great cardio workout. I feel so refreshed and with a clear mind after my morning walk. What a way to start a day!
Yoga. I’ve only been doing yoga for a year but I am already hooked. When holding that pause, I feel completely in-line with my inner self. It relaxes my mind and at the same time stretches and strengthens my core muscles. I practise yoga once a week with other yogis.
Running. I used to run a lot until I injured my knee. I still run today however not as often as I’d like to. With an injured meniscus, I can only go comfortably for 20-30 minutes, anything above that causes pain so I have to stop.
Home workouts. I also do some simple home workouts regularly such as squats, lunges and abdominal crunches. I once had a trainer who preached that technique is key. There are tons of videos out there if ever in doubt.
Laugh. A good laugh is food for the soul, my wise mother once told me. Life is too short to worry about silly stuff. Have a laugh!
Best Tip I ever got..
It’s better to go slowly and master the technique than doing loads of reps using bad technique. I’ve also learnt the hard way that wearing incorrect training shoes will cause more harm than good. Better safe than sorry.
I’m certainly no angel and I’ve got my lazy moments. But the trick is to pick yourself up and get going again. If you’re not yet in the forties club, I can only promise you that it’s not so bad. Forties are so much fun, so liberating! Thanks for reading my humble tips and I’ll stay tuned for yours. Live Love Laugh.