It’s now been a year since I started on this health and fitness journey and I’ve learnt a few important and useful things:
1) Always pee before a run – London doesn’t have many bushes or trees that are big enough to hide behind
2) Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, they weren’t making that up
3) Water is your best friend, guzzle it like it’s running out and if you hate water (like I used to), jazz it up with lime, lemon, cucumber and/or mint
4) Get as much sleep as you can because it helps your brain and muscles recover
5) You’ll never regret working out (until the next day when it might hurt like a bitch)
6) Sometimes you have off days and that’s ok, it doesn’t mean you’re going backwards, it just means you need to listen to your body a bit more
7) Rest days. At least 1, preferably 2 each week
8) If you put good clean food into your body then you get good clean energy out of it
9) Fat is not the enemy. Good fats (avocado, nuts, coconut, olive etc.) give you energy, help your muscles grow, make your skin glow and make your hair shiny and bouncy
10) It’s a journey, not a quick fix
Oh and 11) If you want to eat the burger and fries, eat the burger and fries, it’s not going to kill you
With all of that in mind it’s time to make a big announcement…
As of January 17th (provided I pass all of my assessments), I will be a certified personal trainer and nutrition adviser!
I’ve decided that I want fitness and health to become a much bigger part of my life and I want to help other people make the journey that I’ve made. So watch out for lots of geeky posts as I work my way through my course and I might be calling on some of you to be guinea pigs at some point.
Wish me luck!