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I asked this question of my current ladies who are doing the Spring round of Happier Healthier Fitter.

WHY DO YOU EXERCISE?

I had a think about this the other day, for myself. We all have the generic reasons – to be healthier, to be fitter, to lose weight, to look good.

But why else?

For exercise that is more cardiovascular – I go for walks because it is my “time out”, my “me time”. I love taking an hour or so to get out of the house, away from chaos, and just WALK. Nothing flash, I don’t have flash active wear, flash headphones, nothing to show off. Just me, my cheapie headphones and the fresh air. I love it. If I can get to a beach for my walk, I’m an even happier girl!!

So yes, walking is good for your fitness,  but it’s also fantastic for your mind.

Swimming, I fell in love with it last year. It is a fantastic workout, and I can work really hard without getting stinky and without aggravating any of my myriad of injuries.

For weight training – Yes, I am working on my strength to make day to day life easier, to give me a nicer shape, and to decrease my risk of osteoporosis. I also lift weights because I have been working hard on rehabilitation work – old injuries that I never got around to getting fixed. I’ve spent the past 2 years, more so the last year, seeing a Physiotherapist, and working on strengthening my body to reduce the impact daily life has on me, and how easily I injure myself. It’s been a hard road, but it is really paying off.

And if I’m totally honest? I lift weights because it makes me feel badass.

It really does. There’s something about it. Especially if I wear my weight lifting gloves. I feel like I have this superhuman strength for a couple of hours after. I quite enjoy the jelly muscles too, after a really good workout.

And besides all these reasons, no matter what the exercise is, I just feel… BETTER. Happier. Saner. So yeah, there’s heaps of reasons why we SHOULD exercise. But there’s a lot of other reasons that are personal to ourselves, as well.

Wanna fess up below, let me know why YOU exercise? Don’t be shy!

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Want to work together to help get you back on the right path to being the best version of YOU that you can be? Please check out my main online programme – Happier Healthier Fitter – the next round kicks off in February, once all the kids go back to school. There is also going to be 1-1 online coaching coming out in the New Year as well.

 

That’s all from me this week. Back soon with more gossip!

Nikki

 

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