Written for The Daily Struggle
If you had told me 12 weeks ago I would be working out in my garden most lunch hours and using a couch to 5k every other day I would have laughed at you.
But at the same time I don’t think anyone could have predicted we would be in the situation that we are and for so long.
Exercise for me is a struggle, I love it when I do it but motivating and pushing myself is something I will often put off.
However, the benefits and knowing what I can achieve when I put my mind to it always push me forward and not just for my physical health but my mental health also.
The difference in how I feel in myself after exercising is something I’m unable to find anywhere else.
Around 18 months ago I realised that going to the gym and working out wasn’t enough for me, I needed an extra push, I needed someone to show me where to focus on and how I could improve my fitness and my strength so I started personal training with Jodie and have never looked back.
I wont lie, Jodie is tough.
My first session I never wanted to go back I felt sick and shaky and used muscles I didn’t even know existed and I struggled to drive home.
However, I persisted, and I went back, week after week.
And then lockdown happened. Being someone who is very conscious of their weight and body in general, one of the first thoughts was oh no, I’m going to put all my weight back on and I’m going to lose all my strength because without a PT I knew I would struggle.
And I’ve had weeks where I have, weeks where I have really struggled with motivating myself, but lucky for me Jodie has been there every single day sending me workouts to do and motivating me to not lose all of our hard work. Not only that but she offers 121 Zoom classes and live free workouts over on Instagram.
Read my Q&A with Jodie here