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    Kez Gets Physical: Coming back from an unplanned hiatus…oops.

    Look, I’ll level with you. I swear I write about how to come back from a slump in fitness/exercise/good health efforts more than I write about the actual ‘doing’ of it all. I’d feel embarrassed about it, but in all honesty, I’m happy to keep it real. Because I reckon most people I know can relate. I also think that half the battle with looking after ourselves is how we get back on the wagon, when we slack off or let other life shit get in the way. I am not going to lie. I have been exhausted. Lazy. Distracted. Unmotivated. Making excuses. And it’s starting to show. I’ve had…

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    Kez Gets Physical: Swimsuit Edition.

    I have a confession to make. While I’ve been working really hard on loving and accepting my body (especially after having the Little Mister in late 2011), the one area I have struggled with immensely has been how my body looks on the beach. In bathers (otherwise known as togs or swimmers or whatever you like to call them). While I would love to say with confidence that all I need to do to have a beach body for summer is to have a body and take it to the beach in summer, I know that I haven’t been able to get myself to truly believe it for myself or…

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    Kez Gets Physical: How did 2015 shape up?

    This year I started a series called ‘Kez Gets Physical’. Basically, the mission was/is to improve my physical and mental health, to document it to keep myself accountable, find inspirationĀ (hopefully inspiring others who feel they can relate) and to find more of my tribe. There was no specific diet or weight loss plan or anything in particular that I was trying to sell or preach about. I just wanted to share my story and my own personal approach to improving my health. No judgement, no fear. I feel like 2015 has been a fantastically big year when it comes to working on my physical and mental health. In fact, I’m…

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    Kez Gets Physical: #NoExcusesVember

    image source I need a kick up the bum, so I am taking action. I have been eating my feelings for a few weeks now. I have been unable to exercise properly for a little while too. I am still doing fairly well in terms of my weight (well – considering) and how I feel in my clothes but I know that if I don’t get back on top of things, these things will happen: My weight will creep back up and my clothes won’t fit which will be really really annoying and will make me feel disheartened. The lower back fat I worked so hard on losing will return.…

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    Kez Gets Physical: Outdoor run #2 recap.

    I woke up when the Little Mister ran into our room exclaiming, “IT’S THE MORNING! WAKE UP! IT’S THE MORNING!” Sigh. Sure was. It was also the morning I had planned to go for a run. I’ll be honest, I really wasn’t feeling it. Even though it wasn’t the most efficient idea (seeing as I was going to be all sweaty soon and would need a shower after too), I decided to have a shower to wake myself up. While I was in there, procrastishowering, I tried to think of a strategy to get the full 5km. I decided that I wouldn’t just run to the beach. I would run…

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    Kez Gets Physical: Active Wear. When should we wear it?

    So there’s this video going super viral at the moment. You might have seen it already. It’s funny. It’s clever… I mean, I laughed! But the thing is, I have a confession. I wear active wear. I exercise in it – promise! But sometimes I wear it all day before I can get a work out in and I don’t give a damn who has a problem with that! I don’t mind having a laugh at myself about it either. What normal person sees that in their future? Haha. Why do I wear it all day sometimes? Because hell, that’s what works for me. I am not going to compromise…

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    Kez Gets Physical: Loving your body (and yourself) NOW.

    image source When I say ‘love’, I don’t mean that you have to be head over heels, loving yourself sickĀ and thinking you’re the sexiest beast to walk the planet every time you look in the mirror – no improvements needed (although you are totally a sexy beast – just saying). I mean the act of love. The ‘being kind to yourself’ kind of love. The kind of acceptance for yourself and your body that you would give anybody else that you care about, but somehow forget to give yourself. The remembering that you are more than what you look like. That kind of love. I used to be of the…

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    Kez Gets Physical: Something is better than nothing.

      This month, I noticed that Smaggle (who my autocorrect keeps insisting is called ‘Smuggle’) set herself a challenge called 3 Ways to Get Your Shit Together in September. One of the challenges was to do 20 minutes of exercise a day (#20minutesaday) and it got me thinking. See, I’ve been slacking off lately and I’ve gone from exercising most days a week to only a couple. Why? Because I’ve felt like I’m too time poor. I kept thinking that if I couldn’t have 45 minutes to an hour, then it wasn’t good enough. So I skipped it completely most days. Yeah. I know. So I’m starting to really realise…

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    Kez Gets Physical: My first outdoor ‘run’.

    I have gone on about it for a while, but today it finally happened. I finally went for a run in the great outdoors (instead of just on the treadmill). YAY! Mr Unprepared was home from work (recovering from his 140km training cycle yesterday), the weather was beautiful and we had no other plans for the morning. While I was in the shower, I suddenly realised it was time. I had to do it today or I’d never get started. Of course, right before I was due to go out, I had a minor anxiety attack. Great timing, hey. I know exactly what triggered it but that’s probably for another…

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    Kez Gets Physical: A weighty topic.

    image source I don’t really like the idea of talking too much about weight loss anymore (ironic I know when you consider the topic of this blog post). I think it’s because everyone focuses on it so much. It really isn’t everything when it comes to being healthier. Am I excited when I see a loss on the scales? Of course. But my reasons for wanting to see that decrease has changed drastically over time. It used to be all about my looks. I would be so ashamed of my appearance that I would cry before leaving the house (how embarrassment). I’d be so worried that everyone would think I…