Sunday, 22 February 2015

Can un-sporty people become sporty ? Couch potato to full steam ahead.

Can un-sporty people become sporty ?

Couch potato to full steam ahead.



In my previous post here I told you guys for my first ever jogging experience and my desperation to get fit and healthy after years of a sedentary lifestyle. I asked the question- Can un-sporty people become sporty? I am still trying to find the answer to this one. 

I went out for my second ever jog yesterday, one day after my first ever jog and thought that since I got the first one over and done with the second one would be better. I was wrong! I didn't think it would be possible for my fitness to be worse than it was on the first day but it was. 

I am not letting this deter me from jogging. I am going to stick with it for at least a month before deciding whether or not it is for me. The way I see it, as a bookworm all my life, I have a rule when it comes to reading books. Even if I hate the opening page or first chapter I never give up on a book until at least a third of the way in. If it doesn't grab my attention by then I feel I gave it a chance, I will treat jogging the way I have treated new books. I won't give up until I have at least given it a chance! 

I was surfing the web last night reading up on the benefits of jogging and how people go for hour long jogs at a time and I have to say it sounds so appealing to be able to jog for a long length of time. Not only for health reasons but also just to have that time to yourself to think and problem solve or just reflect. I hope I can build myself up to that level but I feel like that's a level which you build yourself up to over years. 

At the moment it is still a couple of minutes brisk walking and then a couple of minutes running for me. My boyfriend offered to come out for a jog with me today but I am hesitant. He is super fit and does team sports and everything. I am embarrassed for him to see me all hot and bothered and out of breath. If anything he should be the person I should be least embarrassed in front of. We will have been together for seven years this March but even still is this the one thing I am not comfortable letting him help me with?  Am I being silly? 

Thanks for reading !

Let me know your thoughts on jogging.

Bobby x 

11 comments:

  1. Hey! I love your posts. I've nominated you for the Liebster award (even though I can see that you've just done it! (whoops)- Check it out here: http://lucyvictoriablog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/the-liebster-award.html
    Have a wonderful day:) xx

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  2. Hi Lucy! Thanks so much for the nomination! Hope you have a wonderful day too!

    Bobby x

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  3. Hi Bobby,

    Don't let it put you off. I PROMISE it gets easier (the voices telling you to stay inside don't die down though). Four years ago I didn't do any exercise and started running. It was hard at first but now I love it. I was also interviewed about it http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2540753/Real-lives-workout-fits.html :) stick with it!

    RW x

    www.HRWLifestyle.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment and motivation! I read your interview - you are so inspiring :) Bobby x

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  4. Love this post so I nominated you for Sister Hood of World blogger AWARD!http://laraikwasau.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/sister-hood-of-world-bloggers-award.html

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    1. Thank you very much Larai!

      Bobby x

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    2. Thank you very much Larai!

      Bobby x

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  5. This is a great post, and it's great that you want to be more active :) I know I should really be more active too, it's just hard to find an exercise routine to get into.

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  6. This is a great post, and it's great that you want to be more active :) I know I should really be more active too, it's just hard to find an exercise routine to get into.

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    1. It is tough to get a routine and stick to it. Jogging has worked really well for me so far but I have those days where I want nothing more than to sit at home and eat cake in front of the TV. I feel fabulous when I get off my bum, turn off the TV and head out even if it is only for 10-15 mins :) Thanks so much for you're comment!

      Bobby x

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    2. That's great you've found something that works for you. I'm thinking about walking on trails where it's nice and peaceful, and take my dog with me. He loves to run around; he's a German Shepherd mix so he needs a lot of exercise lol

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