Just Do It

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Over the last few years Editor-in-Chief of Get the Gloss (getthegloss.com) Susannah Taylor has got properly fit for the first time in her life. Here she talks to Victoria Health about motivating herself when it’s the last thing on earth she feels like doing.

Two years ago I was, quite frankly, knackered. I was working on the launch of Getthegloss.com and commuting into London (I still do as I live in Oxfordshire) and my children were still only 5 and 3. As I supped my third glass of wine at a dinner party I had a conversation with one of my fittest friends about exercise. She convinced me that moving my body would make me feel more alive, less exhausted, less stressed. The next day, I dragged my weary body out for a run, and literally got only half way down the lane outside our house before I had to stop, gasping for air. My throat hurt so much I told my husband I thought I had tonsillitis (looking back I think it was just a shock to my insides taking so much air in at once). I vowed to myself at that point that I would get fit. How could it not be beneficial? Read More…