Thanks to becoming the Kiqplan brand ambassador a few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to check their 5km Race for Life app and also enter the Watford race on 14 June, just one day after I turned 40.
You could have seen the above picture of me and Isabelle being featured in the Watford Observer newspaper in one of my previous posts, and I have to say I am very proud and pleased to support Kiqplan as honestly believe the app is a fantastic tool which anyone, even me, can benefit from.
For me it’s not a problem to stick to any fitness routines, I am all about fitness, but this app has helped me realise how important the other things like sleep and of course diet are!
After using the app I have quickly understood how much less sleep I get, and have decided to work on this and change my routine. I think I got to the point in my life when I really want to make the most of my current life. Staying happy & healthy is the most important as I would like to stay here for many more years to support my two darling daughters.
I have had a few very hard years after losing my dad to cancer, and found doing sport challenges has helped me to get through this. He used to be very much into sports, used to play actively football and ice-hockey until his fifties. On the other hand, now when I look back I do not think his diet was the best.
The Kiqplan app is fab to keep track not only on how many hours I sleep, but also provides some interesting information on why sleep is vital and so important and what a good sleep can mean for your body and mind. I am not going to go into more details as I really believe anyone should try it.
I am a person that likes to have things planned and if you are like me, then this app is perfect for you. Every day you get clear instructions on what exercises to do, and there are also rest days!
I love the indoor workouts that can be done anywhere and anytime. There are videos showing you exactly how your posture should be when doing each exercise and also a timer so you do not need to worry about anything… except exercising. Thanks to this app I got into routines of doing more core body exercises which are so important for runners.
It’s not enough just to go running, you need to support your core muscles otherwise you might end up with injuries… like I did when training for my first marathon back in 2011. I had what people call the “runner’s knee”, and since then I was always making sure that not only running was part of my fitness routines, but many other sports and also core body workouts.
The app is also very useful to keep track on how many calories you consume, and what you eat and drink. I love their recipes, and have tried a few. It’s good to have some change and variety in your diet.
If you are new to running or are thinking about your first 5km race, this app will get you ready for it. Kiqplan offers many other apps so please feel free to browse and choose the right one for you. I am sure you will find the right one for you, and would love to know what you think about it too.
Win a Fitbug Orb worth £49.95
For the latest giveaway I have teamed up with Kiqplan who have donated a Fitbug Orb worth £49.95 (which is compatible with the Kiqplan apps) to one lucky Fitness 4 Mamas reader. If you would like to enter please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below!
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“In association with Kiqplan”
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