Why I Started Skipping As A Form Of Fitness…
If you are a long time reader of this blog, you already know how I worked really hard over the previous years to gain weight. So you might wonder, “why is she doing exercise”? Well, I am not yet at my dream weight of 60kg, still on 58kg, it’s incredibly hard for me to gain weight and extremely easy to loose. For most people, this would be a blessing but I just don’t want to be skinny, I want to wear clothes and feel good and you know the saying, if you want a change in your life, you have to do something about instead of complaining all the damn time!” Okay, it’s not a popular saying, I just made that up but you get my drift, right?
My birthday was last Sunday and I love having something new to my lifestyle. Anyhoo, I still want to keep adding new habits and fitness is something that I have ignored for far too long. When you loose weight easily, you get comfortable and lazy and your body just feels tired almost all the time. It dawned on me when I was climbing the overhead bridge at Ojuelegba one evening. I was so out of breathe I almost fainted. I felt so bad and decided to do something about it.
I usually enjoy walking but I don’t feel really safe in my residential area, people stare a lot, the roads are not smooth so, I might sprain an ankle. I’m not going to join a gym because #Broke. I remembered my mum had a skipping rope somewhere in the house and that’s how I started skipping. I checked online for different challenges I could do but I ended up creating a routine for myself.
I started on October 2nd with 120 jumps and I almost died. Not even kidding, I actually almost died. So the next day, I divided them into sets. For me, a set is 30 jumps and I only take breaks after two sets. During the break, I do some squats, a set of ten. I don’t feel the muscle pain that usually follows the first few days of doing exercise any more. When I climbed the overhead bridge, I wasn’t out of breathe and it felt good, so I get guess something is working right.
I plan to keep doing this as a regular part of my mornings.
*It makes me feel better, physically.
*I’m more creative because, I do most of my writings in the morning now and I get lots of awesome ideas.
*My stamina has improved (wink wink)
*I think it’s making me more cheerful.
My doctor, aka Daddy Dearest, says I shouldn’t force myself to any weird limit because that could stress the body and seeing as I have a very fast metabolism, I have to take it easy. So, if you’ve ever wanted to start a routine, I hope I have inspired you. 20 jumps a day is a wonderful place to start, you don’t have to do 1000 jumps. Start small and work your way up.
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