Georgia’s Blog, trying to stay active

Exercise and being active in general is a necessity in anybody’s life.

I was never one to get heavily involved with school sport, I wish I was natural at it – but honestly I’m one of those uncoordinated girls who always got hit in the head with the ball.

However I have always been fairly active whether it be on holidays or when we are up the river, from quad bike riding to wakeboarding – I do it all!

Lately, I’ve been trying to develop a stable routine with exercise a few times a week. I used to go for morning walks, the occasional hike up Morialta Falls and my latest being Kick Boxing. I wouldn’t call myself ‘unfit’ or ‘unmotivated’, I love being active and I love the feeling afterwards (aside from the aches and pains). I’m just looking for something to be feasible and interesting enough for me to persist with.

The other morning, when we got the huge black out – lots of the street lights were out which delayed traffic – enormously. So on my way to Kickboxing, aside from a little drama with my blood sugar levels, I arrived 30 minutes late and I was too embarrassed to walk in to the class mid lesson and start participating so I drove home.  Afterwards I was feeling disappointed in myself, thinking if only I got there earlier….

The last time I went I was getting dizzy spells – which could have been an effect from my blood sugar levels dropping etc –where exercise would have been the perfect solution and smoothed out my levels, but the nausea got the better of me and I had to sit out on some parts.

So what’s the solution? I don’t know, all I know is I’ve been rambling for the last few sentences.  What I do know is, I’ll find it, whatever that may be, hikes, walks, swims, boxing – I have to be able to commit to one don’t I? We can only hope!

I hope you are all keeping active in your lives!

Until next time

Georgia 

biking in country

5 Comments

  1. Bronwen Watson on February 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I would love to walk each day, but no footpaths, lots of dogs and no one to go with; so I do laps of our local shopping centre whenever I go shopping. It is approximately 1 km if I walk down one side and back on the other… plenty of seats to take a break (back problems can be a bitch!)

    • helwild on February 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks so much Bronwen, another great solution, especially with regard to weather conditions. Lately the extreme weather in many parts of the world has prevented outdoor exercise. I guess the only downfall would be all the fast food outlets in the major shopping centres. How do you avoid those?

      I like that there are seats for resting on as well.

      Any tips for how to maximise the benefits? Do you shop before or after the exercise?
      cheers
      Helen

  2. Bridgett on February 7, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I have started looking on the Free to Air channel TV4ME, they have yoga on Thursday mornings and Pilates on Friday mornings. I also have an exercise bike at home that I try to do at least 15 mins on each day (I’m just trying to train myself out of being sedentary and work up to 30 a day, maybe one day an hour). That way, I can do the exercise from home, and if I feel my sugars dropping I’m not far away from my hypo-fix. It also means that if I get interrupted, I can go back and complete the exercise ‘block’ later.

    I know that may not work for everyone, but it could be one solution.

  3. helwild on February 8, 2014 at 10:07 am

    That’s a great solution Bridgett, & a great ‘fall back’ plan for bad weather. Like the hideous heat waves we are experiencing. I know myself that I usually plan my morning walk in a circular route with home at the centre, so that I can get there fairly quickly if I feel dizzy or my joints etc are too painful. I too have a machine at home, a rowing machine as my knees don’t allow an exercise bike. The tips re TV4ME Yoga programme & Pilates programme are great for me, & I will definitely be tuning in this coming week. Thanks.
    Helen

  4. Bronwen Watson on February 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Easy to avoid the coffee shops…. I just remind myself that all the food they sell is loaded with refined carbs, one look at all the icing put on the muffins, cakes etc and I feel quite ill. Our shopping centre has seats placed throughout the place

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