Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Exercise: Getting fit for err.. summer?

Exercise. The bane of all evil, I wish I was one of those fitness fanatics that would exercise regularly and eat healthily but to be honest my idea of exercising is cuddling in my bed under the duvet, working out my index finger on the remote control for the TV.

Why must it be so boring and painful? Why can't it be fun and enticing?! The only way I can personally exercise is through dancing and I must admit I did a few Zumba lessons and I loved it! However, everything is so expensive to get fit. From gym memberships to buying a bunch of grapes is bloody expensive!! Why push this healthy eating when it is much easier to go up the road and eat something unhealthy?

I have these rare moments where I decide that I want to get fit and healthy and usually works out well, however maintaining it is the boring part, staying motivated is the hard part. I've tried Zumba as mentioned above, but then I had a christmas break in between and lets just say they never saw me again. I've also tried pole dancing - this was my favourite - but then I had exams and they haven't seen me back in ages either! I thought about getting a gym membership, but as it was nearing the end of the academic year I didn't see any point in buying a membership. I've even tried DVD's and using my Wii but yet still nothing.

So whilst revising (cough) I thought I'd find some yoga videos on youtube so that I could take frequent breaks doing yoga (or just not revise at all). Whilst looking through the yoga video's I came across this woman by the name of Tiffany Rothe and found that I liked her style of exercising and decided to give it ago. I felt great after, a smile beaming across my face - proud of myself even and I carried on with my day as usual. The next day, when I woke up I was in agonising pain, I was thinking to myself 'what the hell did I do that would cause me so much pain?!' and then I remembered Tiffany Rothe.

No pain, no gain right? I searched through her videos and decided to do some more exercises, because if I was hurting then it's working right? I absolutely love her workout videos and they're not even long, something you can do in 10mins or so, what I have also found with her videos is that each video concentrates on a different area of the body which is great for all those problem areas - obviously you would have to do it 3 times a day, but for something thats free and on the internet who am I to complain?

I could go on and on about her work out videos, but I don't think that would do it justice. So here is a taster of what she has to offer with one of my favourites 'Butt like a Brazillian' lets face it, who doesn't want a huge bubble butt?!



  1. Story of my life Jadey. I keep meaning to restart the 30 day shred again but...yeahhh...i just havn't got around to it yet. Also howe did i not know you had twitter?!

    1. Meh, I try to her videos when I can remember but to be honest now that I'm working, I find I do more exercise running up and down the stairs to and from the stock room all the bloody time. So thats more than enough exercise surely? However I'm considering doing a no carbs diet ... watch this space! xxx