Pinterest: Move It And Lose It

Pinterest is such a useful way of collecting ideas, images, and information.  Lately, as well as clicking on housey things/pretty things/shiney things, I've also been looking for health and fitness inspiration as I start moving into what I hope will be a healthier phase for me.  I need to let go of some things mentally and get moving physically.

I'm aware there's a certain irony to sitting at a computer writing about getting healthier, but please believe I am starting to make plenty of positive changes away from the keyboard.


Rose is a fantastic blogger whose blog 'The Londoner' is an utter treat for the senses. This post is called the anti-diet and in it she gives out some of the best advice on eating well and being healthy that I've ever read. Oh, how I wish I'd read this post at 21, not 31! Elsewhere on her blog, do check out the recipes (her faux-ice-cream, made with frozen bananas, is gorgeous!).




After hemming and hawing about it, I've decided I'd like to get back to a reasonable running place. I don't think I'll ever be a marathoner, but I'd love to be able to just go run a few clicks. I have loads of inspirational people to turn to (Christy, Kaz and Amber, I'm looking at you!), and this list is great motivation. I'm going to work on strength and building up my stamina and confidence on the cross-trainer and cycle over the next few months, and then it'll be time to try running.






Source: oxygenmag.com via Claire on Pinterest

I really enjoyed spinning the few times I tried it, but right now I feel so clumsy and clunky a class would feel really intimidatiing. I was thrilled, therefore, to find this DIY spin workout. Our bijou home gym will be set up next week, and I look forward to trying this out! 



I watched a documentary on this phenomenon earlier this year.  Needless to say I was marching in place by the end of the piece.  Definitely food for thought.

 


LOVE the quote, like the website too.  Lots of great ideas!

Do you have any current health goals? 

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2 comments:

  1. True story - I recently took a week off of running... due to business at work/laziness/not actually having a race to train for, and I found that I got ABSOLUTELY DEPRESSED. I went for a good run today at the gym, and I feel a million times better. I was actually going to write a post about running as an anti-depressant, but you'll see that I wrote a post about something much more important.

    Anyway, my running advice is:

    a) Sign up for a race. It's such great motivation and races are addictive and fun. Start with a 5K and don't worry about your time. Finishing it, even if you have to walk some of it, is such an accomplishment. Then you'll have a time to beat and you can keep improving!

    b) Treat yourself to some nice running threads.

    c) Track your runs using an app. I use runkeeper.... I don't know if it's the best one, but it's the one I use. That way, even if your progress is slow (like mine was), you'll be able to see it, and you'll feel very proud of yourself.

    d) Try one of the couch to 5K programs to help you move from walking to running. HOWEVER, don't be afraid to modify it for your own needs or do one week several times if you need it. It took me a long time to get to where I am today and there's still lots for me to go.

    e) Make yourself an excellent running mix. Better: Christy will make *you* a running mix once school's over.


    Are you going to be an outdoors runner or a treadmill runner. I'll admit that I'm mostly treadmill, but I try to do one outdoor run a week.

    I wish you tonnes of luck! As I said, it's such a great anti-depressant!

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  2. You're a legend, lady. Thanks so much for the tips!

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