Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Fitness update month #1

In December I pledged to start the New Year by turning over a new leaf. I want to become fit and healthy and told you guys I would be updating you on my progress.

Well we are well into January now and I've found that the first month is definitely the hardest. I've been going to the gym three times a week, I even went for my first ever run on Saturday and I'm feeling a lot better for it. I'm feeling a lot less tired and actually look forward to going to the gym and I'm enjoying pushing myself.

I've cut out bread and pasta and rarely eat it nowadays It leaves me feeling so awful and sluggish that it hasn't been as hard as I first thought. I've also started to replace my usual milk with almond milk which I really love. Unfortunately I think I'm going to have to cut out tea too as that tends to bloat me. I've been enjoying green smoothies and often take one to work, they curb my sugar cravings before lunch and fill me up- in a good way. I'm also loving Nakd bars (especially the Cocoa Orange ones) and have been keeping one in my handbag to keep me away from the dreaded vending machines in work!

My favourite green smoothie is:
1 banana
1 kiwi
1 avocado
handful of spinach
100ml almond milk.

I've been enjoying the gym lately but am in dire need of some new gym clothes! I've found it incredibly frustrating that I haven't yet seen a change. I know they say it takes 8 weeks for you to notice a change and I'm probably being too hard on myself but there have been days when I've felt like giving up. To keep myself motivated I keep thinking about my hen do in Barcelona and picturing how I want to look in my bikini. I follow fitness inspiration accounts on Instagram which are a great motivator in the gym and I listen to upbeat Summery dance music while I'm working out to get me into the right frame of mind.

It's tough but I allow myself a cheat day once a week, usually a Sunday which is something I really look forward to all week, especially if it's a Nandos! And after a work out in the gym there's nothing better that to have aching muscles the next day. It tells me I've really pushed myself! I'm SO determined to have the body I want by June!

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