At the start of this year I had decided that I would up my health. On the inside and out. I made the decision to start working out more often, not that I was working out at all. But I decided to blog about it so that it makes it harder for me to give up because it’s written down on the internet!
I’ve been working out consistently now for about 6 weeks. To start off with I was doing the Charlotte Crosby 3 minute belly blitz DVD and then I started running. Unfortunately, on the 3rd or 4th outing of running I twisted my ankle, I didn’t think anything of it and continued to run on it for another day. Bad move Amber. Bad move. Since then, I haven’t been able to do any exercise which involved using my ankle so it was goodbye to the DVD and running for a little while. (about 2/3 weeks)
I didn’t want to just give up and I didn’t want to stop working out because it was making me feel so good, healthy and happy! But I also didn’t want to damage my ankle further and not be able to go running or do the DVD at all! So instead we decided to focus on our stomachs, using YouTube workout routines which didn’t have any exercises that involved my ankle being used heavily in any way.
Now after about 2 weeks of purely stomach focusing I’m actually beginning to notice a difference in my stomach! It’s surprisingly rewarding and I never thought I’d be someone who loves to workout!
I can’t wait to get back into running and do some cardio again but it’s not going to be easy and I’m a little be scared it will be really difficult.
I’ve always had an athletic body type so I don’t work out to lose weight but rather to be a healthier me. Here are some before and after shots.Left: August 2014 Right: March 2015
I didn’t actually take a before shot when I started working out but this picture is from last summer and I was pretty much the same!
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