As long as I can remember, even before becoming a Mum, I have struggled with exercise. I am the type of person who will not continue to do something if I don’t enjoy it. I’ve gone through plenty of gym memberships, starting off in the beginning month or so attending all the classes until my motivation finally wears off and I come up with some excuse as to why I should cancel my membership. I vow never to sign up to a gym ever again.
Exercise and specifically running isn’t about losing weight for me, it’s about getting my energy and clarity of mind back. I know how good I feel after exercise and the amazing impact it has on my mental health, yet I still can’t seem to use this experience as a motivator.
So what am I doing about it? I’m doing a Learn to Run course in September with Operation Move. And I figure that if I blog about it, I’m accountable to you and so I’m going to keep updates.
I joined the Operation Move community a couple of weeks back and I although I haven’t started my running course yet, the women in there are amazing! I posted this question in the private Facebook group and the encouragement from women I didn’t even know as really egged me on.
OK so I’m planning to sign up to do the Learn to Run in September but I’m so scared of failing just like I have with all the other exercise I’ve tried to do because I can never seem to follow through. Did anyone else feel the same way? It’s like my mind is tricking me to come up with some excuse not to do it. I’m also worried when I’ll fit everything in as I’m always so busy (and tired)! help!
Women responded to my call for help and told me they felt exactly the same way and how doing the Learn to Run course has changed their lives and they are running distances they’d never imagined.
If they can do it, so can I.
I start the course on the 1st of September. Follow my journey and perhaps you could start your own. You can visit Operation Move here.