To talk about exercising, though, first, I guess I should explain for me why being an active person is something that has alluded me for so long. Over the last few years I have dieted, a lot. I have been desperately unhappy with my body. I have tried every trick in the book to lose weight - well, every trick, that is, except slogging it down the gym. When it comes to exercising, I'm one of those people who tells other people they're just not cut out for it. "I hate the gym," I would say, and believe me, I've used every excuse in the book not to go.
Reading that really made me stop in my tracks. "Hang on a minute," I thought to myself. "You mean even runners sometimes don't feel like running?" It really opened up a whole new way of thinking to me. What it also made me realise is that the only thing stopping me from slipping on my trainers, stepping out the door and going for a run right now... is me. It isn't the fact that I'm not a born runner (no-one is), the weather, or the fact that I'm too busy. It's me. The only thing standing between me and having a toned body, looking in the mirror and liking what I see, is me.
This is why, this week, I have been 30 Day Shredding, and I think I'm nearly ready to start jogging too. Nothing that's worth doing, or gets results, is easy, but at least when I go on holiday later on this month, I can look at myself in a bikini, and whatever shape my body is in, I can say that I tried. (And will continue trying!) What's stopping you from doing the things you really want to?