I’ve wanted to get back onto the fitness bandwagon since last year. Wanting and prioritizing are two different things. We moved, then Christmas happened, and my grandfather passed away just after New Year. In our Quezon City space, to be honest, there’s no space do a decent burpee move without an imminent concussion. Moving North (note Maginhawa chapter) meant eating whatever you make or are given, then we had Christmas with loved ones, (even more food right), then 4 days of funeral services with more loved ones and food like every 4 hours. A week later I’m putting on my denim shorts and upon zipping up and trying to sit I’m like “Why do these feel like the seat of a rappel harness?”. People tell me “Julia, you never gain weight” because they see my arms, my neck, my collarbone, and my waist which are small or at least defined. Ever since high-school if anything at all does expand it always happens below the waistline, my hips, bum, and legs especially. In spite of still shuttling between two locations (hopefully less now) I knew it was about that time to hit the mat again no matter what the circumstances were because I never really believed in dieting from a lifetime perspective. So, how did I restart my fitness journey today?
Let me quickly fill you in on the first two gentle full video workouts I decided were best to ease me in. They’re great and low impact so I don’t suffer too much the next day and risk less injury, but long enough to rotate those joints and stretch your muscles. These beginner workouts are free, led by professionals on YouTube and all I need is myself and a mat. I hit FIT before (5 months of constant workouts 3-4x a week, no gym account, no personal trainer, you’ll see that in a bit) and I’m confident I can do it again. Read on to see which routines I did first to get me back and see my simple first objectives and shape goals.
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