Monday, 3 March 2014

Get Running!

Before I start raving I thought I would tell you a little bit about my health and fitness journey!

Like a lot of girls and boys out there I'm currently on the quest to lose weight and get healthier. I've never been very active really since I was like 11 so this journey has been quite difficult! Getting your fitness levels up is definitely one of the hardest parts especially if you're feeling quite self conscious you're not going to want to run around with no makeup on all red, sweaty and jiggly. 
I was a gym member for a little while and actually managed to lose a stone from going to the gym regularly. However, I felt so uncomfortable the entire time I was there so it wasn't really an enjoyable activity, although I'm actually yet to cancel my membership...

I'm trying to lose around another half a stone to a stone and tone up, so I wanted to look into ways of getting fit and healthy without having to feel like you're being laughed at by crazy fit guys (I think i'm paranoid...). Laura over at Buy now, blog later spoke about this app a verrrrry long time ago - it might actually be from her lollipop26 days?! Anyways, I downloaded it a long time ago but I've only recently been properly using it and I'm so pleased with the results! It really eases you into running so if you've never run before and are as unfit as I am, it is an amazing way to start running and build up your general fitness levels! 

The programme basically involves running 3 times a week over a 6 week period, with the aim of being able to run a 5k by the end of it! To begin with you start and cool down with a 5 minute walk and do 8 1 minute runs with 1 and a half minute runs in between. Each week the run changes and gets gradually harder to keep up with your building fitness levels. I'm already feeling fitter and healthier and I've only been doing it for a few weeks! I strongly recommend this app and I'm hoping to enter into a 5k once I have finished the programme! 

I will keep you all updated on how I get on!

The link to buy it is here:

I know it does cost, however £1.99 in comparison to a gym membership?!


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