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Monday, 20 August 2012

Lunchtime thought - Why I work out

Since flashing (not intentionally) my stomach in a recent outfit of the day, I received a lot of comments and questions in relation to my workout regime. I will be doing an updated fitness video, so you are welcome to take hints and tips from that once it's uploaded. Anyways...one of my followers asked me why I worked out. "To stay in shape" I told her. But after thinking about it, my reasons were so much more than that.

My main workout is Zumba. I love dancing about and I always WANT to do it, rather than feeling it's a chore to put on my clothes and participate. I started working out well over a year ago and my main reason at the time was to tone up, so I felt (and looked) a bit better. With Zumba, I noticed the results quickly and was extremely happy. However, what I also noticed was that I wasn't as susceptible to illnesses anymore. I used to find that I would pick up a cold and be wiped out for a week. Now, I may feel rough for a day or two, but that's about it (with the exception of my recent viral infection- that was a nasty bug which went round work).

I think it's also important for ladies to keep themselves in shape for their man. Sometimes when you get comfortable in a relationship, you can start to slip when it comes to appearance. It's easily done and very often, you don't even notice it. So often you'd hear a lady saying that she wants her man looking right 'n' tight but then you'd look at her and think....you need to sort yourself out first love, before letting your expectations run wild!

So for all those reasons above and of course, wanting to prolong my life, I work out! And I feel so much better for it! If you don't work out, try something that may interest you. Get the old heart ticking ;).

5 comments:

  1. I started working out as well for a similar reason. What keeps me going is when I walk up hills with a friend who's panting like a deer while I'm still feeling pretty "breath-ie". Before, that would be me. Just wondering Dawn, how do you change your work out regimen when you travel for long periods at a time?

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    1. To be honest, I usually say to myself that when I'm on holiday, I'm on holiday! But I do tend to walk a lot and be active while I'm away. I think that sometimes you need to give your body a bit of a break.

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  2. This is really interesting, How do you find the motivation to keep going? I always find it hard to keep it up after a while.

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    1. I think it's maily because I enjoy it, so I find it easy. At the moment, my motivation is that I'm going away soon and want to look my best...so I get the fire in the belly lol

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  3. Dawn I really love this posting however I think the part about working out for your man lessens it a bit while it's true you need to keep up for your man a lot of people will lean towards that than doing it for self I just think this post should be completely about self health self confidence hopefully this doesn't offend that was not my intent I just feel it would be better placed in a blog about ways to keep a good/healthy relationship

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