Time to Get Fit

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Yes they are pink shoes! For those of you who know me well now very well there is no way in hell I would buy pink shoes. Well this is all they had in downtown Nambour in my size. So bright pink shoes with bright yellow flashy bits on the sole for extra obnoxiousness. These bad boys are going to kick off my new healthy life initiative, I want to run.

So I don’t want to run far but I at least want to be able to run for 5km a small goal but if I can nail that I want to be able to do 10km. I am scrapping the need of a new years resolution and starting my plan for 2015 now. I want to get fitter with my cardio shed a few kilo’s in the process and just get some of my old Liz back.

I have Woodford Folk Festival coming up and it is 7 days of walking around, dancing and this year most likely chasing a little baby around. Isla is almost crawling and at the moment she is caterpillaring around so I am sure two and two will put itself together soon. I have done weight and resistance training for months now but I am lacking cardio.

My trainer has suggested walking, running, cycling and the elliptical trainer. I have joined a gym and they have put me on a program and I am attempting a meal plan – eek! I am giving myself four weeks to see some changes in my body and fitness. I could do all those cardio excercise from my home however I am one of those people who needs to go somewhere to exercise. If I can do it at home I will procrastinate about it and then it never happens then I think the next day I will tackle it and then, well, I don’t. I live on a windy dirt road with steep hills in sections and people drive like maniacs so I don’t want to be jumping into the bushes with Isla in the pram every time I go for a walk or a run. It is not a busy road but still, imagine me off roading with a pram.

The other great thing about the gym is the creche. I can take Isla down for some playtime with some other kids and I can dedicate some time for me. At the moment Isla and I go everywhere together so having some time apart so that I can do some cardio is awesome. Plus Isla loves all the attention from the other kids. Win Win.

After my meltdown I am now giving myself some me time. One to clear my head and two is to do something for me which is – gain more fitness and possibly reduce my waisteline. I love a goal and I love throwing myself in the deep end. Four weeks should be a enough to see a difference. I have to grace those communal showers at Woodord yet and I want to be feeling good about myself no matter what my size. This is the first time that I feel a little self conscious of my appearance, I don’t like it so I need a change. I am reporting this in so I can be held accountable for my actions and making better choices for me and my family.

Do you exercise? What sort of things do you do, group sport, running, cycling group or maybe a zumba class?

 

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at www.lizziemoult.com.
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    1. Yes I am on portion control and seeing how that goes it is the standard meat and veg/salad scenario. I do plenty of physical work I just need to burn some major calories so i can one day fit back into my dresses pre baby. Maybe virtual running might be a winner. Or we can do weekly updates together. A bigger community to help you get through the grind of exercise is always welcome.

  1. If you wnat to build up to 5k running I recommend the couch to 5k program – there are also apps if you have a smartphone that run you through each day’s program (you only run a few days a week to start with) and it tells you when to run and when to walk and when to head for home. You can use it in a gym on a treadmill or “in the wild” – I mostly used it in the gym. I’m also a big fan of pilates

  2. A great idea to go to the gym for some self nurturing and for Isla to socialise. If you are feeling fit and happy you are able to handle all that baby nurturing you have to do. I am on a health kick too as I need to move some/lots of weight but for me I’m focusing on my food for now and honestly I don’t like exercise but admire people who love the gym. When I was in my late 20’s I loved going to the gym 5 times a week but not at this stage in my life. Enjoy those bright shoes they will see you coming. Good luck. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

  3. Wow! Those shoes are bright, I have a pair to match but mine are bright blue and fluro yellow, can’t miss them. Well done on doing something for you and for giving yourself a challenge. I think you will feel better just for doing something for you, don’t feel one bit guilty. I am hopeless on the fitness side of things, and actually pretty bad on the food too. I used to do so well. I do need to do something but need motivation and convenience. I used to bike ride but don’t want to here, too much traffic. Maybe a group to check in would be awesome. Good luck!

    1. Thanks Anne. I use to bike ride everywhere when I lived in the city and since moving to the country a bike ride to the shop would be half an hour down the hill and about an hour and half back up the hill. Glad we have matching shoes Anne. Maybe an online fitness blog group is needed.

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