Getting Fit For Free!

Something a little different for today's post - I thought I would pop down the fitness route and tell you all about getting fit for free. Getting fit was always something that never interested me - ever. I was the girl in PE that would dread each lesson and pray for it to be over - don't even get me started on Gymnastics - I used to beg my poor mum for a sick note each time! Recently though, I have felt that I had put on a couple of extra pounds what with the Christmas period and me generally being a lover of food - I decided that enough was enough and I wanted to get exercising. Since February, I have lost half a stone, which I am very happy with as I feel more like 'me' again. I try not to focus on my actual weight and rarely weigh myself as I know I will read into it too much. So, the point of today's post is that I joined a gym two months ago and have four months remaining on my contract. I have been enjoying the classes and do feel that having other people in the same position as you does motivate me more - but I want to point out that you don't have to join a gym and spend money to get fit.
Youtube has always been a website that never bothered me, I could take it or leave it. However, the past couple of months, I have found myself watching beauty videos and more importantly (for the sake of this post) - fitness videos! It's unbelievable how many great videos you can access with having to pay a penny. My favourite channel is XHIT Daily - a fitness channel run by ladies which is updated daily. I love that the videos are kept short and sweet but they'll still get you into a sweat! I also love that there is such a variety - you can work on pilates, yoga, abs and thighs and you don't even have to leave your house - perfect! Another channel I use occasionally is Fitness Blender. Fitness Blender upload regularly and have hundreds of workouts to choose from. There are also Jillian Michael workouts available - they're certain to get you fit!
Okay, so if we're talking about gym memberships and Zumba classes then exercise is technically not free. There are actually plenty of exercises you can do for free - meaning you are saving yourself money and getting fit at the same time. You can go for walks, jog in the park, walk your dog - or even offer to walk your neighbours dog for them! Simple choices such as taking the stairs instead of the lift (I'm bad at doing that one!) and parking your car a few minutes away than normal, meaning you're getting a couple of minutes of exercise. Also, I have Sky Tv channels and there are free workout programmes you can follow at home - instead of spending money on exercise dvds! You could even get exercising for a charity - such as Race for Life and raise money!
How do you get fit? x

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  1. Lovely blog post!
    I recently joined a gym as well and am regularly taking part in classes of Zumba, Water Aerobics and Squash! I never thought I would enjoy sport either but it is so much more fun and exciting for me now I am a little bit older and not being forced into doing exercise in the form of a gruelling PE class (Which I also got sick notes for!). Great advice, I am going to check out the fitness channel on my television a bit later as I can't make it to zumba today!

    Lovely blog, I voted for you!


  2. Wow congratulations on losing half a stone! I love going to the gym but I appreciate it's not for everyone, there are a lot of good apps for weight training out there :) I put on bit of weight over Christmas and haven't lost it where I've been stress eating and revising over going to the gym, but once I finish uni (forever!) I'm going to get back to being healthy. I lost two stone from first year to just before Christmas so I'm confident I can do it again without uni getting in the way :)
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  3. I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award!


  4. Thanks for these recs, I've been considering looking to YouTube for exercise videos but didn't have a clue where to start!

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