My gym life so far….

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So here I am sitting on my bed finally plucking up the courage to write my first post for my blog. Feeling excited, nervous, petrified all at the same time!!  From following other bloggers, I have finally plucked up enough courage to start blogging and hopefully the knowledge I have gathered along the way will encourage others to get out there and live a lifestyle that I for one am so glad I decided to do.

I first started getting into the fitness scene around 12 years ago when my youngest son was 3 and my eldest son had started school.  Initially I started with a step aerobic class in my local gym and little did I know at that time,  how much of an impact it would have on my life.  I consider myself extremely lucky because for me it was never really about losing weight.  I always fluctuated maybe a stone or two in weight  but I was never really overweight. My heaviest weight probably been around 11 stone.

I soon realized that the step aerobic class for me was an escape from an unhealthy relationship and made me feel somewhat normal.  To cut a long story short I was in a very controlling relationship! For me it was that small change that enabled me to make further changes in my life that have led me to where I am today.  I can genuinely say that I am actually happy and like the person I am today.  It has been a long journey and I for one can say that YES life begins at 40!!

Through my journey to get where I am today, the gym has always been my savior!  I went back to college as a single mother to two teenagers and graduated with a double honors degree.  Yes there where times when I felt like giving up but always there to help was the gym. It has got me through some really tough times and when I discovered the whole weight lifting scene,  I really found something that I actually loved to do (and yes I was once one of those women who thought that lifting weights would make me big and bulky!! )  But I am now in the best shape I have ever been even though I eat around 6 times a day!!!!

I graduated a year ago and was finding it tough out there trying to get back into the job scene.  So far no luck with a job but within the last year I decided to do an online Nutrition course and I am now certified to give Nutritional advice.  I discovered so much and have learned that your eating habits are definitely the key to a healthier, leaner you!! You CANNOT out train a bad diet…FACT.  So my culinary skills have really taken off too.  So with this knowledge on board alongside my love of  lifting weights, I want to guide others to make simple and easy changes in their eating habits and motivate people to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.  I would really love to inspire as many people as I can and we can motivate each other along the way!!

 

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3 thoughts on “My gym life so far….

  1. Well done Jennifer, fair play to continuing on with something positive. ….and yes college was so tough at times….this 2 year masters has all but killed me!

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