Lets get one thing straight first - I'm not a fitness queen, I've never been to the gym (actually I lie, I went once to use the swimming pool with friends), and I'm not one to watch what I eat. I also have never set myself a New Years resolution where I tell myself that I must get fit this year.. Because reality is, I'd only kid myself. This year is the same, I'm just doing my thing, eating a fairly average diet, could be better, could be worse. But I do know that I need to get fit. Not skinny. Fit. So that walking up the stairs to my office doesn't tire me out, learning to carry more than one shopping bag at the supermarket and to stop myself being constantly tired. Because as I've gotten older, I guess I've realised that I should be looking after myself more.
And then I discovered the fitness range from New Look and in the back of my head, I thought that maybe, just maybe, this WOULD give me that final push. Not to be queen of the gym or perfecting yoga poses, just to y'know, sort myself out. Be less weedy and breathless. So I picked a few pieces from the range.
fitness playlist on Spotify, in the hope that I'll be shimmying out the front door within seconds. If you can't get onto Spotify, here's a few of my favourite tracks to get me moving:
My Delirium - Ladyhawke | We Own The Sky - M83
Boy From School - Hot Chip | Boom Clap - Charli XCX
Tidal Wave - Sub Focus | Sleepyhead - Passion Pit
Afterglow - Wilkinson | We Are Your Friends - Simian Justice
Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5 | Paper Planes - MIA
Animal - Miike Snow | End Credits - Chase & StatusHere's hoping anyway. And it all depends on the weather. Nobody likes rain do they? Nor cold, or the darkness.
On second thoughts, I could always just stay in one more night, snuggling up in my extra warm dressing gown and browsing through Instagram at everyone else getting fit. Because someone's gotta help keep the chocolate market going. And on this occasion, I don't mind taking one for the team..