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The Big Fitness Push

I have been on a quest to find my 'mojo' because, for the last few months, I seem to have lost it. (To be honest I had no idea what 'losing your mojo' meant and I had to look it up but now that I know what it is, it sounds about right).

Since just after Christmas I have found everything to be a bit of a struggle and I have really lacked motivation. I have been cutting back on my teaching and coaching to allow me to get on with other projects but, despite having more time, I have struggled to do anything with it. I haven't done anything with my craft business since March, I'm almost at a standstill with my blogging and I feel all Twittered and Facebooked out. The other thing I have done less and less of is exercise and that's primarily what this post is about.

I used to be very active. I danced, ran, cycled, competed on my horses, took my dogs for long, long walks and went to the gym 5 times a week but gradually, really since moving to the North East of Scotland a few years ago, I have become less and less active to the point of doing virtually nothing and I'm sure this is what's causing my lack of motivation. As we all know - exercise releases endorphins (the body's 'feel good' chemicals) and also decreases stress hormones so , to me, it makes sense.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I got on my exercise bike yesterday and after 20 minutes of moderate effort I could hardly stand. That's when the fact that I had become incredibly unfit really hit me! I was shocked and I made up my mind to go on a fitness push there and then but, I did feel much better for having done some exercise, albeit a very small amount and so I have set up a new Facebook page all about getting fit and living a healthy lifestyle. You can also follow my blog on the same topics at Indigo Horizons although I am still setting the blog up. 

So, if any of you would like to get fitter and/or healthier and would like some company along the way then please visit my Facebook page and join in the fun. It's always so much easier when you don't have to do it on your own.

See you there!!


Daisy Carter said…
What a fabulous idea. I always feel so much better when I exercise regularly. But I ALWAYs find cop outs. I'm too busy, I'm too tired, and I don't have a gym are my biggest ones.

I don't Facebook, but I'll definitely be checking out your other blog!
Denise said…
Hi Daisy, it is amazing how exercise can make you feel so much better. I'm pretty good at making excuses too usually but this time I'm determined.
The other bog is still in the very early stages but hopefully it will really get going soon. It was originally a motivational blog but I think it will be better as a health/fitness blog.
Luana said…
Denise: I am going through the same thing. I'm getting back into running and since January I've started eating healthier and watching my portion sizes. I've lost 15 pounds. I'm excited to join you on the journey!
Denise said…
15 lbs is fantastic Luana! Well done.

I'm also trying to make healthy choices and eat less and already I'm feeling better for it and more energetic.

Looking forward to keeping up with your progress. Thanks for joining in.
WellPlannedLife said…
What a great idea! I wouldn't say I have been lacking in exercise, but I am very inconsistent with it. So maybe this is the motivation I need, especially because at the moment, I'm having knee issues and can't run. So I am forced to do other things, which is fine, but other activities don't make me feel like running does. So I will be joining your Facebook page!
Denise said…
Hi Kanalt. Sorry to hear about your knee. I hope it's nothing too serious and will be healed soon.

I know how difficult it is to stay motivated especially when you're trying to do it on your own. That's one of the reasons that I thought I would do all this.

Looking forward to hearing how you're getting on with it all :-)

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