Are you one of those people who complain that there are never enough hours in a day to do all things you would like to do? I am! So, I have found what works for me is to multi-task things together so I can make the most out of my day! And that includes my fitness!
I love summer and being in the outdoors so I will often walk or run with the girls I mentor or my friends. That way I’ve caught up with friends, done some exercise and enjoyed our beautiful country we live in as well!! It’s always motivating and lots of fun when you are with someone else. Plus you can encourage and be encouraged at the same time!
Because I love being with friends and working out at the same time or training for running races (especially long distance runs)…I’ve realizedthat there are 2 essential items that I need other than the obvious of great supportive walking shoes!! They are: Ankle stockings and Elastoplast.
It seems that my feet are prone to getting blisters. So I’ve learned that if you put on ankle stockings before you put your socks on then you can prevent blisters occurring. It sounds bizarre but it’s true and has allowed me to keep enjoying my exercise with friends blister and pain free.
If you already have blisters on your feet (because you forgot to wear your ankle stockings J, or maybe you have them from a new pair of shoes or jandals) then I recommend you use ‘Elastoplast’ -Spray Plaster. It’s not too expensive and a great thing to keep in your handbag to pull out for yourself or anyone else when the need arises. I personally love the spray-on plaster coat because it’s transparent so you can’t even tell it’s on your feet when wearing jandals or opened toed shoes. Everyone hates that “half peel off at the corners” that plasters do which looks tacky and is annoying. This way you are still protecting your feet and preventing bacteria from coming in and can be more comfortable as well.
So enjoy the summer whether working out with your friends or come along and bring a friend down to Fit4Life. Work out together in our weights and cardio areas or our Zumba classes where it is so fun to work out to great music and with great people (plus there are lots of cool fans going!!)
Try out my 2 essential items and let me know what you think!
Looking forward to seeing you down here at Fit4Life!!
Kirstie – Fit4Life Staff