Hello my darlings, I hope you're all well.
One of my lovely tweeties asked me if i'd write up a little something on my fitness/health regime. So here I am, I hope this helps anyone whose looking to do the same as what I did (am still doing)
So, it was exactly a year ago today that I decided to do something about the way I looked, I was a big size 14, and knew that it would only be a short matter of time before i'd have to start buying size 16 clothing. The thought of doing that depressed me, so I started exercising.
During my Uni days, all I ever did was hop from one bus to another & snack on whatever I liked, I hardly ever walked anywhere & I didn't really eat anything healthy.
Think this was the time I put lots of weight on & didn't really bother losing it. I used to wear really loose clothing to hide what was underneath, I hated my size.
I'd joined up to a gym years ago, used it twice and that was the end of that lol
A lot of people say to me "I need to start the gym!" but they say it with the least amount of enthuasiasm, My advice to you..
Do NOT go to the gym if you don't do any exercise on a regular basis. I recommend doing what I did.
I started by WALKING.. I used to go on a long walk atleast 3 times a week.. (40mins)
After a couple months, I started feeling really energised, so I increased it and would go twice a day, a long walk & then a mini walk for about 20 mins.
It's such a great way to get into exercise, it just meant when I started the gym, I wasn't feeling out of breath and unfit!
I used to have to take my inhalers with me wherever I went, at the gym I used to have to take a couple breaks as I was a little out of breath.
A year on.. I can't remember the last time I had to take my inhaler at the gym. I don't get out of breath anymore and a lot of that is due to me increasing my exercise.
I attend the gym atleast 3 times a week.
My routine is..
Crosstrainer.. 20-30 minutes (you don't have to go crazy on it, I don't!)
Treadmill.. 10-15 mins
Spin bikes.. 10 mins (They hurt the girly area though, IT'S TRUE!)
Weights.. 10 mins
Honestly.. I EAT WHAT I WANT! But, luckily I've found that since I got into gym'in, i'm so put off junk food. I haven't cut it out of my diet purposely, I'm just not into it.
Takeaways for example.. I'm not into them anymore but when I get a craving for a Pizza.. or a Kebab.. I buy the damn thing! Don't deprive yourself!
Please don't go on these faddy diets, like Atkins.
Weight Watchers & Slimming World.. fair enough.. they're not bad.
I just don't believe in silly diets where you can't have this, that & the other.
There are days when I'll eat a cupcake or chocolate, & I won't limit myself, i'll eat as much as I want.
My theory is, the more you cut something out of your diet, the more you want it.. So just eat whatever you like, as long as you have a nice balanced diet and exercise well, it's fine.
I'm allergic to rice now too, so pasta & potatoes are the only carbs I really eat.
I don't drink fizzy drinks, I cut them out of my diet when I was 14, never really been a fan. Think the only time I drink fizz is when i'm on a night out, & I hardly ever go out .. What a saddo? lol
I drink lots of water! Very important! & If you have time, drink a mug full of Lemon tea in the morning.. flushes all the rubbish out of your system. (Hot water, lemon, tiniest pinch of salt)
It's gross, but good for your insides.
A year on.. I'm a healthy size 10.. I've done it slowly and I know I can maintain it.
I can't believe how much confidence I have.. A year ago if you'd ask me to go out the house with a dress on, I'd laugh in your face. Nowadays, all I'm ever buying is gorgeous dresses to wear on nights out, I've never felt so good :)