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How I started to workout and how it helped me

27 Aug

First, I need to say that at school Sports was my least favorite class, and it was mandatory for everyone. I wasn’t very good at it. Especially I hated running and Basketball. After I managed to run for few minutes I was completely out of breath. In Basketball I just didn’t understand how to play it. I won’t even talk about exercising at home, that was out of question. Too boring and who has time for that…

Now everything has changed. Although, running still is not my favorite thing to do, but at least I can run for a pretty decent period of time and not be out of breath or dying.

Obviously, you need to start to workout to like it. I never thought that working out could be fun. I also was afraid to go to gym, because I didn’t know what to do there. It was confusing. So many weird machines! And what I’m suppose to do with them? My main reason why I started to work out was, that I wanted to change my body and the way I looked. Now there is couple other reasons why I continue doing it, and that is – for being healthy and because I like it, and it makes me feel better. I always leave gym in a better mood.

Steps I did:

1. I started to watch videos on YouTube how to exercise at home, because I wasn’t ready to go to gym. It looked fun and people seemed really happy. So, I decided to try.

2. I bought a couple of light weight dumbbells, a mat and jumping rope and started to do short exercises at home. I used BodyRock.tv and ZuzkaLight workouts for my guideline. I got addicted 🙂

3. I became more interested in fitness and started to read books and blogs about workouts, fitness, training, muscles, physiology etc. That helped me to understand what I’m doing correctly and what – wrong.

4. Almost 3 years ago I moved to a different country for a while. There was a small gym in our apartment building, and most of the time it was empty. So, me and my sister-in-law decided to take advantage of it 🙂 After working out in that gym I stopped fearing exercise machines.

5. When I came back to my homeland, I got a gym membership not far from my house, because I couldn’t imagine my life without daily exercise anymore.

Key benefits for me from working out:

Better mood and happiness

More energy

Healthier me

Loss of cravings for sweets

Satisfaction with my appearance


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