Our pal over at Mollie & Alfie’s has been talking about exercise which The Producer has looked at but of course does nothing about.
As you know I recently got a personal trainer. He will fulfil the role of bodyguard as well one day but for the moment we are focussing on the fitness part of his job.
I hate to admit it but I had become a little unfit. I wasn’t fat you understand. I have always had a very slim figure, but I was a little slow on my feet and because my pal Zac couldn’t run, I had become a little sedentary.
I am now very fit and I thought I would share some of our morning routines with you.
First of all warm up is very important before you begin a strenuous exercise programme. Raffles has me doing some gentle stretching in the house before we go out for the real work.
My first stretch involves lying over the stool, head down and back legs comfortably extended. Not too far back, don’t want to pull any hamstrings.
From the head down position I gently slide my front legs forward a little and lift my head stretching my neck, back and chest a little.
I do this a few times and then we move onto the next stage.
At this point Raffles usually has me go out for a brisk walk.
Sometimes motivation can be a problem so it is good to arrange to meet with some friends, that way you don’t find excuses to avoid the exercise.
After a fair bit of walking we are ready to go for the burn and really get the heart beat up.
And still more running…….
As you can see after the run I am pretty tired and then we enter the cooling down part of the routine which I love.
I personally enjoy the rolling and stretch to cool down, I find that my muscles really respond and I rarely suffer any stiffness.
Doing the same thing all the time is not only boring but it only exercises the same muscles so Raffles is careful to make sure I get other exercises throughout the day.
He enjoys challenging me with new exercises that he thinks up.
He is not afraid to use whatever he can find around the house to make the exercises more interesting and keep the interest alive. If exercising becomes boring you are less inclined to do it.
Raffles makes sure I am never bored! He is turning out to be a great personal trainer and I am thinking of hiring him out to those who want a challenging exercise regime.
After all that exercise reward yourself with a good rest as I have above. And yes, The Producer did have to check I was still breathing!!!!
Love from Zena, the fittest Princess