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8 reasons to start a fit journey by new crew member Safira Audrey

Hi Fit Girls! My name is Safira Audrey. I’m the newest blogger at #FITGIRLCODE. I’m a happy go lucky girl, I study communication and there aren’t a lot of things in this world I don’t enjoy doing (I even love doing the laundry haha)! I’ll tell you a little bit about myself and about how I started my own fit journey.

8 reasons to start a fit journey by new crew member Safira Audrey

The first time I realized, I needed to make a change and start living a more healthy and active lifestyle was when life simply became to hectic for me. I felt unbalanced. Too much work, too little play and even less stress relief. I had been thinking about a change for a while, but I just couldn’t make the first steps.

I think the reason I couldn’t was because of my daily Schermafbeelding 2015-04-02 om 20.31.53patterns, I was stuck in an unhealthy routine. I was working myself too hard and I had gotten used to it. It was what I knew and what felt comfortable, until it didn’t and it became hard for me to keep everything going. This is the moment when I not only decided to make a change, but to follow through with it. The hardest part was sticking to it and keeping it up.

My 8 reasons to change
It wasn’t my body that couldn’t handle the change physically; it was my mind-set that made me struggle. To be able to turn my life around I had to fully change my mind set. This is something that took some time, I had to get used to all the new patterns I wanted to learn myself. My mind protested and protested. What really helped was writing down all of the reasons why I needed a change. I think this made it more real for me. Check the next page to read my reasons.

 

The reasons to start my own fit journey were:002SANOsmall

  1. I want to feel more fit
  2. I want to improve eating habits
  3. I want to improve how I look
  4. I want to boost my mental health
  5. I want to reduce stress
  6. I want to feel happier
  7. I want to make life more exciting
  8. I want to live more balanced

After this, I needed to set a goal, so every time I struggled; all I had to do was envision my goal. I wasn’t too heavy and I’m definitely not exercising to enter into a competition of some kind. The goal needed to represent all my reasons to want to change my behaviour. I decided I wanted to improve the quality of my life therefor this became my main goal. Every time I struggled all I had think was “I want to improve the quality of my life” and I would see all the other 8 reasons I had once written down.

10409660_1486196234976353_7144159854209792761_n (1)Time to run
When trying to figure out in what ways I wanted to exercise I knew it was probably best to stay close to things I had already done in the past. This way, it would be easier to start exercising and to keep it up. I decided to go running. In the beginning it was really really REALLY hard (seriously LOL). At times I lost my motivation but I kept trying with my main goal in the back of my mind.

One day I decided to take my dog along for a run, she’s a tiny fluffball named Noah (and she’s cutest dog in the whole world, no really). I soon realised it wasn’t a bad idea to bring her along; it was the best idea ever. Our run was awesome and my motivation had never been that high before. From that moment on I decided to make her my main running partner. With the help of Noah I’m now able to run up to 12k. Curious to read about what else I love doing?

 

I love to exercise, but I love to do other things too
I always say that I’m in love with the world because there are so many things I love to do. I will not name all of them but here’s the shortlist; I love dancing, singing, listening to good music, writing, reading, learning, taking photos, stargazing (I have a minor space obsession haha), doing the laundry, hanging out with friends, family & my pets.

Fun fact: I always wake up smiling and I have a weird morning Safnoritual which takes place in my bathroom. It involves a set of squats and some crazy dancing / singing in the shower. I think everyone should do this, it’s an effective way to get your engine going, it creates a positive mood that will last all day and it makes your butt look good haha!

Last but definitely not least
After 18 months of living an active and healthy lifestyle I can honestly say I’m proud of myself. I’m currently looking for new challenges and I thought it would be a good idea to start at the gym! In the near future Fit Girl Stephanie is going to introduce me to some awesome exercises! I can’t wait! #Excitingstuff!

Although I’m not as balanced as I would like to be (workaholic to the max) it’s a work in progress. If I keep following this path, I’ll surely get to where I want to be and I hope dear Fit Girls, that you will follow it with me.

xoxo,
Safira Audrey

 

 

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You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook. If you have any questions for me, don’t be shy and send me an email at fitgirlsafira@gmail.com 😉

 

 

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  1. The Losing Struggle

    Na twee drukke weken zonder sport voel ik hoe hard mijn lichaam het sporten nodig heeft.
    Ik sta onder erg veel stress door de universiteit en ik kan het zwemmen en lopen echt niet missen.

    Dit geeft me terug inspiratie, bedankt!

    x
    The Losing Struggle | Bloglovin’

    • Safira Audrey

      I know the feeling! Goed naar je lichaam blijven luisteren, your body knows best.
      Ik ben blij dat je je inspiratie terug gevonden hebt, hou het vast! 🙂
      Bedankt voor het delen!

      x
      Safira Audrey

  2. Stephanie

    Beautiful article! I can totally relate to your 8 reasons to start your fit journey! 😉 Same here!
    <3 Keep going strong sweetie! MWA

    • Safira Audrey

      Thank you sweetness!! <3

  3. intannisa

    I really need ur help..

    • Laura

      How can we help you?

      Best

      Laura