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It’s been far to long.

17 Feb

My last post was September 8th 2013. It’s now February 17th 2018, and a lot has changed in those four and a half years!

It’s about time I kicked this off again.

As I said in my Instagram post on Friday …

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We all have to start somewhere… For me, getting back into fitness is always frustrating. There are times in life when I fall out of love with my training, and in the last 3 years I've struggled to get myself motivated and back to where I was when I was rowing. The frustration is that I know what I'm capable of and so when it comes to restarting, it almost always involves starting further back than I'd like to admit to myself. It's been a couple of months since I last hit the gym (shhhh, don't tell Joe!), but for the last 6 weeks I've been regularly climbing and pushing myself in new ways. I expected my fitness to have dropped to where I was before I started the #90daysssplan in October, however I was pleasantly surprised this evening when I took on my usual #HIIT workout on the bike, and followed it up with weights after. I'm even more happy with myself that I was able to manage 3 sets of hanging leg raises at the end of my workout, without falling from the bar! Turns out my grip has improved since climbing, and I have some lats at last! As annoying as it is, it's also nice to see I've got lots to improve on!!! There's far more swinging going on in this video than I'd like, but it's something I can work on – and it was right at the end of an hour workout, so my body was rinsed! Get those headphones on, your jam pumping and get those goals! #fitness #fitnessgoals #workout #gym #weights #hanginglegraises #focus #determination #climbandconquer #youonlyhaveyourselftoblame #fitspo #goals #gettingmyjamoninthegym #climbing #bouldering

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I’ve had many ups and downs over the last four and a half years, and as a result I simply fell out of love with my fitness.

But with those events in life over the last couple of years – coupled with many reminders that life is too short – I’ve decided it’s about time to show myself a little love again, and focus on what I know I enjoy.

I just need to find enough reminders for myself to get me back there.

So here goes. I’m back.

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