Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Witness the Fitness - My #LumiaFitnessInspiration

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll be aware that I've been trying to become fitter/healthier in the past six months or so. After an initial impressive weight loss from trying Slimming World, I have slowly but surely fallen off the bandwagon and I'm now at my heaviest weight. Sad times! I've decided once and for all that I need to stick to this, and after I was asked by Microsoft to post my fitness inspiration I couldn't help but think it was fate - and we all know that once you post something on your blog, it becomes fact! 

It goes without saying that as a parent, pretty much everything in my life revolves around Dylan. Of course I want to be fit and active so I can chase Dylan and play all the weird Superhero games he wants to play but my biggest inspiration for becoming fit is due to my family history with diabetes. Essentially everyone on my mother's side of the family tree has diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) and I have even had a family member pass away due to poor management of their health. This utterly terrifies me as my biggest love in life is delicious yet horribly unhealthy food. Plus, I'm married to a chef so it's safe to say I know my way around a chocolate fondant or two. 

However, my biggest inspiration to get fitter is due to surrounding myself around amazing, determined fit friends. I don't think it's coincidence that as well as being intelligent, kind and thoughtful that all of my friends are also drop dead, jaw droppingly beautiful. And do you know what? It kind of sucks. I love these girls to pieces, but my goodness, I don't half get jealous of them some times. Some are blessed with naturally small frames, whereas others work hard to have a body they're proud of - that works for them. That's the key part. Sure, I'd love to be smokin' hot, but I also want to be healthy, and love my body. My body has done amazing things for me - it created a beautiful, healthy child - but I constantly beat it up. 

I look at the picture above and instead of seeing a group of friends having fun, I just see a little whale in the middle. That's really, really sad. I'm working hard on training myself to love the body I have, but I know I can definitely do with a little push. Hey Chelsea, you're not so bad! The cheesy little quote above might sound silly, but I want to work hard on becoming the healthiest, strongest version of myself - not constantly fighting daily battles against my reflection.

Do you need inspiration to become fitter? What works for you?

Chelsea xo

This post is my entry to Microsoft's #LumiaFitnessInspiration competition

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