Why I needed to get back into exercise and keep fit
About 2 years ago, over the festive season, I stopped my regular exercise and really overindulged. My justification – it was time to rest, relax and enjoy myself. The result – an obvious gain in weight especially around my midsection and a dramatic drop in my fitness level – that was not good. Things had to change. I started controlling my eating a bit more and exercising regularly. To make exercising more fun I started mixing things up a bit. Before, I was mostly exercising with free weights and riding the spin cycle, with the odd session on the treadmill. Now, I’ve incorporated the elliptical runner, rowing machine and stepper for cardio. I’ve also been using kettlebells and the Kinesis multi-function machine at my local Virgin Active health club. I’ve taken advantage of the good weather to take more walks outdoors and swimming when the weather has been too hot. The combination of healthy eating and regular exercise has resulted in a shrinking midsection. And, if you’re wondering, I didn’t overindulge over the past festive season but I did enjoy myself.
So, how do you keep fit? Share with us
Please share some of your personal fitness experiences in the comments section. You could inspire others to exercise more or even motivate the couch potatoes to start exercising.
Questions to help you share how you keep fit
- Do you exercise at home, outdoors, in a health club or gym?
- Do you exercise by yourself, with a partner or in a group?
- Do you run, jog, hike, dance, play sport and so on?
- Do you use any exercise equipment – a bicycle, treadmill, kettlebells, skipping rope and so on?
If you don’t keep fit, what is your reason?