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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fit to be fit


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I never really liked sports or exercising. Lying in bed with a bowl of ice cream is more my thing. Dancing I do like, walking is okay, cycling goes too, but everything else, meh. The fact that I did not own any sports clothes until today says a lot.

Still, I know I should exercise more, for my own good. Lately I have started taking long brisk walks and exercising a little at home. Squats, lunges, stretching, bedtime yoga and the like. My apartment building also has a free gym for the tenants so I have gone cycling a little more or less every other day. Baby steps. I even have a secret health and fitness board on Pinterest!

Now my friend Trang and her sisters are on a vacation so my friend Erica and I rented their aerobics studio cards. Today we went to our first class and it was not even as bad as I thought it would be. If the studio memberships were not so expensive I think I could turn it into a habit.

It is so much better to have an exercise buddy. Erica lives close to me so we take walks together and now we have each other for motivation. It is so much harder to cancel the plans when there is another person involved.

After the class this morning we went to do a little shopping with Erica. I have given up shopping for the most part but I decided that proper training clothes would be good motivation. I am much less inclined to give up now that I have invested money on this, and now that I can look somewhat cute while exercising. (or at least that's what I keep on telling myself)

Who knows, maybe I will end up buying myself a membership after all, but for now I am going to learn to like exercising.

Even if I only exercise to look good despite of all the ice cream.

20 comments:

  1. Haha, ik herken het helemaal. Dansen is leuk, maar verder moet ik echt heel hard tegen mijn kont schoppen ook maar iets te gaan uitvoeren. xx

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    1. Hahah ik ben zo blij dat ik niet alleen ben :D

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  2. Haha, I laughed reading about your secret Pinterest board! Personally, I don't go to gym because of 1. I don't want to go alone 2. I don't have money to pay uncomfortable things like going to gym by myself :)
    And your situation sounds so dreamy! You have a neighbour friend and free gym in your building! Could anyone wish for more? :D And the best thing about excercising is not looking good, but feeling happy and satisfied. That's why you should keep doing it!

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    1. It's just a little sad that I spend more time pinning to my secret Pinterest board rather than actually exercising :D

      And you're totally right that I should exercise to feel good and not to look good... for some reason looking good just seems to be a better motivation.

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  3. I started running a few weeks ago (I'm like you I almost never worked out before), and yes buying new running clothes has been a pretty good motivation for me haha :)

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    1. Oh good for you! I haven't really gotten into running but walking is quite nice when the weather is nice and you pick the right route ;)

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  4. Dat topje is leuk! :)

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    1. Dankje, ik vind hem ook heel erg leuk!

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  5. totally agree about how it's easier to work out with a buddy! another good motivation is intramural sports. They're super fun and not too crazy competitive!

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    1. Ball games and the like would indeed be a lot of fun, too bad here in Finland they are almost all either too expensive or too competitive... or both... :D

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  6. I love doing sports but hun I can tell you if you have a sport buddy is way better !!! let me know how it's going on with your workouts!

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    1. You're right, in the right company, sports are much more fun!

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  7. Leuke sportkleding! Zelf ben ik ook opzoek
    naar zo'n topje! Sport nu ook sinds een week :p

    Ik ben je nu trouwens gaan volgen op Bloglovin.
    Vind je het leuk om me terug te volgen? :)

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.blogspot.com

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    1. Die topje is van Nike dus wel verkrijgbaar in NL ook, geloof ik :)

      Ik volg je al lang op Bloglovin, wat leuk dat je me ook volgt!

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  8. Voi että miten ihanan väriset nuo livit on on! :)

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    1. Eikös olekin! Paljon mukavampi liikkua kun on pinkit liivit :D

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  9. The right clothing are so important, is such a good motivation for me and you feel much better in proper sport clothes.
    Some weeks ago you asked something on my blog, here are the answers :)
    http://www.dreamingtoday.com/2013/06/finnischer-freitag-answers.html

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    1. You're right, working out feels a lot better when you look the part too :D

      I'll check out your post! :)

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  10. I'm not that big of a sporter as well, but that's also due to my busy look :D ! Good luck with this challenge, the outfit looks great :D !

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    1. Thanks! Still haven't become a total sports nut but I think that once a week is already a big improvement :D

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