“Fitness journey” is such a wanky term. Sorry about that.
I thought long and hard about what to call this post and it all sounded a bit pretentious. Is it a journey, is it health or fitness, am I comfortable sounding like a douche? I’m not sure about any of it.
What I am sure about is that I went to see an osteopath after years and years of back pain and was advised to do low impact exercise regularly. This is of course a common suggestion and good advice to everyone in general but when you have an injury, it can be difficult and downright scary to start that routine. When I first started trying to be more active, there wasn’t a lot of content available for those with injuries. It was just a bunch of blog posts and articles telling me to go hard or go home and don’t forget leg day.
So I guess this blog post is to give you a bit of a heads up as to why there will be varied content around here from now on and what to expect.
I’ll be featuring a few of the exercises I’ve tried out, some of my favourite walks and other ways to get active while still looking after yourself. There’ll be difficulty levels (based on my fitness), routes, times etc. Everything to get you prepared before you head off.
Oh, I’ll be talking about exercise gear too.
It is important to be comfortable and supported when you’re out there exercising and to make sure you take care of yourself when you’re resting too.
If anyone has any questions regarding my fitness or health situation please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m happy to discuss my injury and the pain it brings. I’ll probably do a post at some point on exactly what is wrong but until then, let me know if you have any questions.