The life of a 20-something year old; Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Boohoo X Couch To 5k Campaign

Firstly, a huge thanks to Boohoo for supplying all the goodies for me to do this shoot for you... because working out, doesn't mean you have to neglect fashion.

Think you can’t run? Surprise yourself. This is what the campaign is all about. I hear people say to me all the time that they just don't run, or they're are too busy to work out. It's so easy to make an excuse... but these same people are often the ones that complain about how tired they always feel, or how terrible they sleep, or how they hate their bodies. Well guess what? your body needs exercise; it needs to move to function well; and all those thoughts and feelings you have, are mostly likely your bodies way of trying to tell you it needs to move.

Exercise is about feeling good about yourself. Just moving and engaging your muscles for twenty minutes a day can give your body the active lifestyle it needs to thrive. You don't have to be the best in the gym, just move.

We must remember not to judge ourselves - someone's beginning is another's end. You might be able to jump straight in and complete a 5k now, you might have never ran in your life. But that's ok! We all have our own personal goals and challenges.

In order to build up to tackling a 5k run, I recommend...

Start by walking 2 minutes, jogging for 30 seconds until you reach 5K.

Once you get comfortable with that...

Walk 2 minutes, jog 1 minute until you reach 5k...

Walk 2 minutes, jog 2 minutes until you reach 5k...

Walk 1 minute, jog 2 minutes until you reach 5k...

You get the idea. Keep working until you get there. Just don't give up.

Similarly, once you get the 5K, it doesn't mean give up. If you can already do a 5K then it isn't the end. Keep trying to beat your personal best each time. It great to have small goals to achieve. Your big goal might be to get fit, or train for a race, or loose weight. But the little goals are important to keep your focus.

c/o Boohoo
Photographer: Hayley Franklin 

On a personal note, I recently got back from an amazing holiday and have lost my motivation to get back into the gym. Writing this post for you has inspired me to get back in there and smash my personal best at a 5k!

If I can do it, you can too!

Let me know in the comments below, if you are getting involved in the Boohoo X Couch To 5k Campaign.

Jess x


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