Sunday, 29 March 2015

Starting out in fitness

Three years ago, if you had told me that I was going to go to the gym, have a personal trainer and actually tried to get fit, I would have laughed in your face while eating another chocolate bar. 

Deciding to go to the gym was one of the best things I have ever done. It became my safe haven, somewhere I could escape to where I knew nobody could contact me and I could be left to my own devices; just the gym, my music and I. 

I was going for about a year on and off, and I realised that I wasn't pushing myself as much as I would like to. I needed a personal trainer. I have always been intimidated by PTs, I always thought of them as ex-marines from the army shouting 'get down and give me 10 more'  a lot of PT's can be quite arrogant, this I found out when I sadly dated one for a little while. Let's just say, that story didn't end well. However, if it's not an arrogant one you find, they are normally the most good looking, sculptured people around. I am not being shallow, but only making an observation.  I mean I wouldn't want to be sweating next to one (I, being shy and self conscious). 

Finding a PT is hard. You need to find someone who is patient, fun, will make you laugh and will make you feel comfortable when you getting down to some weird positions, going red in the face and sweating.  

This is where I introduce my PT; Troy. What can I say. He is the funniest and sweetest PT I have met to date. He doesn't make it easy for me, but he knows my limits too. He gives me new ways of pushing myself (without constantly shouting 'push push push', my biggest dislike of a PT), and even when I am having a bad day or week, I always feel better after a workout. Ok, maybe not always 100% as half the time I just want to collapse on the floor and not move. Every session we work on a different part of the body and then he surprises me with a circuit every now and then to see how I get on. Thanks Troy...ouch!!!!

Since meeting Troy, I am always in agony, not being able to move one part of my body or another, however I've noticed a different in my fitness and my body. 

Being somebody who use to hate the gym, or even working out, to now enjoying it, I would say I have made good progress. Having Troy has been a bonus and I cannot wait to continue working with him for as long as I can. The next thing I need to tackle is food. But that will be for the next post. 

Finding comfortable gear is always a a bonus, and actually, I've enjoyed shopping around for new sports gear. Although some can be quite pricey, the high street have designed some amazing pieces. I am not going to lie, that my favourite gym wear is leggings and a baggy t-shirt. I have never been comfortable with tight tops. My favourite selections are from Primark, H&M, Miss Guided and Lipsy. They have really created with the woman in mind, making pieces look stylish that you can just wear out, stylish but also comfortable when working out. 

Here are just some of my outfits to the gym. What do you like to wear to the gym? 

Lots of Love


  1. Love the fitness gear, I find going to the gym can be a bit of a struggle, I prefer exercising outdoors when the weather isn't too cold!

    1. Thanks. I've never tried the outdoors before. I guess with the right music, being outdoors could actually be a lot of fun. Let's hope the weather holds up.


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