A Healthy Living Post

Friday, 4 January 2013
So as you guys may have seen in one of my previous posts, one of my New Years resolutions was to keep fit and healthy on the inside and out. This is just a little update on how it's gone thus far and what I've got to help me along the way.

My Fitness Items.
My beautiful Nike running trainers - I got these for Christmas. An important part of exercising is to have good footwear so you don't hurt yourself, and to have pretty ones so you feel good at the gym!
Skipping Rope - Skipping is one of the best cardio exercises you can do to burn fat and tone muscles at the same time. I got this for £1.99 at Sports Direct so no excuses, bargainous! When you just can't be bothered to get to the gym - the rainy walk to the bus stop always puts me off - you can just stick on your favourite film or some good songs and have a good long skip in your own home :)
Weights- As you can see, perhaps not the heaviest weights in the world! (But they are pink.) I use these during home work outs just as a little extra to boost the muscle toning process! £2.99 each at Sports Direct!
The Firm fitness DVD - I got this at HMV for £7. I will talk about this in a second.
Fitness Magazines - Cosmpolitan Body and Running magazine, for Fitspiration and healthy tips!

How I've gotten on so far.
I woke up eager and keen on the 2nd after a hangover day on the 1st filled with takeaway and lounging. I got myself a natural no fat yoghurt for breakfast. It tasted like what I would imagine thrush to taste of. I added a tablespoon of honey and it was a bit better. Probably not a favourite for me.
For lunch I had some humous and pita and cucumber. That was yummy and I was pretty filled up.
I went to the bus stop and waited 20 minutes before realising it was a public holiday and there were no buses, nor was the gym opened so I bought The Firm fitness DVD and my dumbbells. I went home to work out after the lunch set.
The DVD was hard. I was panting but it felt good.
Dinner was a 'salad'. I don't actually like salad though so it was basically a bit of lettuce, lots of greenbeans and carrots and peas, a bit of turkey bits and a spoonfull of cottage cheese. For my night time snack I had a cracker with cottage cheese. Probably not the best idea - carbs before sleep.
The next day my legs feel like they were being ripped by knives. Here's a tip - STRETCH BEFORE EXERCISING. My ass muscles are so sore I can't even sit down, curse those squats! I couldnt exercise yesterday or today because it hurts so much so I'll get back on it tomorrow at the gym, with stretches!
I switched breakfast to one slice of wholemeal toast with peanut butter and half a banana and oats with grilled banana instead. Much better than thrushy yoghurt in my opinion.

So to conclude - doing pretty badly so far! But it's only day 3, and I have a whole year to go! The healthy eating is definitely making me feel better, and I can't wait to get back to exercising! I have a lot to learn still, so feel free to let me know of any tips!
And drink lots of water too! Water is your best friend!
Moderation not deprivation on the sweets too, although for me it's more carbs. Love bread much more than sweeties.

Let me know what you think! How are you guys doing with your NY Resolutions?!

2 comments on "A Healthy Living Post"
  1. any start is a good start, well done you for having the motivation to get up and go!
    Poppy @ lets drive far away x

  2. You have great motivation, I so need to do something like this. I'd love to be able to get fit and start going to the gym etc x


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