For a while I've been thinking about taking up running. It all started when I realised that, contrary to what I'd thought for years, I don't actually hate exercise - it was only PE lessons at school that had made me think I did. The teachers made us run around tracks, do bleep tests, 12 minute runs - and none of these were fun, and all were very pressured. When I took away the pressure, I realised that I quite liked exercising! Since they made zumba lessons available at school, and I've gotten back into swimming, I've actually been enjoying getting fit and, since then, I've decided I'd quite like to start running. Don't get me wrong, I'm awful at it, but in time I hope to get better. I don't have anyone to run with either, so it's going to take motivation, but I'm really excited about starting!
Eating is just as important as exercise when it comes to being healthy. Personally, I've never been one to eat much fruit and vegetables, so this is probably going to be the hardest part for me. I'm not cutting out bad stuff entirely, but I'd like to get into some healthier habits and snacking on fruits instead of crisps. I get most of my 5-a-day from juices, which definitely isn't ideal, so I definitely want to change that (as delicious as juices are). If any of you have recipe ideas, or posts, leave them down below as I'd love to see!
This is going to be a regular series on my blog now, so I can update you with how I'm getting on. Like I said, it won't start until my exam stress is out of the way, but after that I hope to do some more posts on how I'm getting healthy - for instance, a workout clothes haul! If you want to join in and start a series like this, feel free - and be sure to link them in the comments!