Nobody’s saying you have to run a marathon next month, but a light jog for a mile won’t kill you, and you can build it up. Who knows you could be a running devotee by summer. Download a running app on your phone, I use Couch to 5K, admittedly not as often as I should but I do use it.
If you really are what they call “indoorsy” and have no interest in hitting the great outdoors until the weather heats up a bit, then grab yourself some new kit and hit the gym.
Nothing makes me want to exercise more than having new gym gear, and JD sports has tonnes of printed leggings and tops to make your workout more interesting. Leave the dull black leggings behind and get yourself a pair of brightly coloured capris or tights. You’ll be instantly rearing to go!
For those of you who are still feeling the pinch financially from Christmas, I hear your cries, trust me, I am one of you. You don’t have to spend a fortune on new equipment or a gym membership if you don’t want to.
There’s so much out there that will get you moving that won’t break the bank. Grab yourself a Gym Ball, like this one, just £7.49 from Argos or this skipping rope for just £3.49. Just so you know, there’s 3 for 2 on selected items in store at the moment, so if you added a small set of weights and a little motivation, you could have the makings of your own home gym, all for under a tenner.
Even if you grab a badminton set like this one from Poundland and play in the garden for 15/20 minutes every evening with a family member, it’s better than sitting in front of the TV. Do anything you can to get yourself moving and make it as much fun as you can. Go to a yoga class, go for a walk with friends. Zumba is hilarious if you go with a few people and then there’s my personal favourite way to make a fool of yourself…Rollerblading.
My point is, where there is a will, there is a way. We spend so much time viewing the world through a screen these days that it’s easy to forget what a beautiful County we live in. It’s so easy to completely waste an evening vegetating with your phone in your hand. Put it down, and get moving. Do your best to get outside and get some air into your lungs. Fermanagh is an amazing County, so let’s get active and get exploring!