I know I have mentioned before that I am perpetually unhappy with, and therefore constantly trying to make positive changes to my body. I'm not happy with the way I look, but I do make an effort to exercise as often as I can, which has to be doing something, right? I'm not sure I've ever really gone into what I do.
At the moment, I swim first thing in the morning, during the week at least, because my gym doesn't open early enough at the weekends. I switched to morning swimming last year; I'd previously swum each day after work, but I was getting fed up of it for a number of reasons, and it's been a good thing, because I usually get a lane to myself and most of the morning swimmers are there for the same reason as I am - an uninterrupted swim. Plus, since I'm naturally an early riser, I don't find that I've had to get up any earlier than I would have done anyway, I just feel as though I'm using my time more wisely.
|Speedo Aquabeat 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player - Pink|
Then, after work, I try to go either into the gym to do my workout, or to spinning class (or ideally, both of those things). Most classes I've tried in the past have required more co-ordination than I seem to be able to manage - I'm the one in the step class who's going in the wrong direction, if you're wondering. So, spinning is great because you can't get it wrong in that way. You have total control over the resistance you set your bike at, you can only pedal forwards and you also have total control over the speed. It's tough, yes, but don't be put off if you're considering it; it can only be as tough as you make it.
|Nike Flex Running Shoes|
|New Balance Running Shoes|
These Nike ones would be pretty much perfect, they are part of a huge selection of running shoes I stumbled across on the Millet Sports site. I love the purple colour. I was a bit gutted that they don't seem to have my size in stock though, so these New Balance ones might have to do.
I'm thinking that I should be able to easily fit a 30 Day Shred workout into the evening, which would help. I don't have any of her other DVDs but I know there are plenty - does anyone have any others which they'd recommend? And will you be joining us for #JillianJuly ? If so, get in contact on Twitter and we can all help each other stay motivated.