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🎉 CELEBRATION TIME 🎉

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I completed the second round of a 12 week workout!

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These workouts are 30 minutes long and I do them four times a week, and yoga once a week.
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They became an essential part of my life, not just for my physical wellbeing but for my emotional and mental health as well. The days I work out in the morning, I feel a lot more in my body and power. I feel super grounded and empowered.
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I learnt to look at workout as a discipline. It’s not a matter of motivation. You do it no matter how you feel. Even when I didn’t feel like working out some days, I put the video on and layed on the mat. Then I was in a situation of having started. Now I had to finish it 😃
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Just like you not getting excited over brushing your teeth, but you do it every day, right? It’s integrity too, keeping a promise you gave yourself 🙏🏼
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Of course I had days where I didn’t work out due to illness or being on my period. I learnt to not beat myself up for messing up the schedule. I did the 12 week programme in maybe 17 or so weeks but who cares, that was what worked for me.
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I developed a new sense of appreciation for my body, how much of a difference it can make when you treat your body right with movement, food and sleep.
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For me, rather than how working out changed my body, it’s more about how I feel. Sure, I love having a nice bum and abs. But feeling strong, empowered and grounded in my body is much more important and rewarding than that 💪🏼
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And as a bonus, I love the ego boost I get offering women to carry their suitcases up the stairs on tube 😍
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This movement is called cossack squat. I really struggled with this one and didn’t find it as easy as it looks. Towards the end of the second round, I was able to drop into it magically while holding a kettlebell! I couldn’t do it for the duration of the first round. Seeing progress like that over a long period of time is gold 🎉
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Second photo is me few weeks ago, finally doing a handstand with bit of guidance. I never ever in my life had a strong upper body, so doing something like this is huge for me.
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I had so many moments I wanted to stop or not want to work out. And I’m glad I carried on. Now starting again with heavier weights next week as there’s no point of stopping something once you reach your goal. You go to the next level 🔥
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If you’ve been committing to something but feeling frustrated and impatient about not having seen results yet, keep going. Especially when you don’t feel like it. If you keep going, sooner or later you will see results 😉
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Go follow Shona Vertue ,the creator of this programme, the Vertue Method. It’s just amazing.
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I love you 💛
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