Weekly Fitness | Healthy Eating

Hey everyone!

Wow, what a beautiful sunny day it is today, I’m laying out in my garden sunbathing whilst writing this blog post thinking this is the life. I could definitely get used to this and to say¬†this is making me so excited to go on holiday in August would be an understatement. Italy I’m ready for ya!

Of course as I’m sunbathing I’m laying out in my bikini and I’m¬†feeling soooo¬†good, the healthy eating and gym sessions are paying off and I’m finally starting to feel confident and happy with my body. I’m so happy. I have a little way to go to until I’m really where I want to be but I’m getting there and I’m so pleased with how much I’ve achieved so far.

This week I haven’t actually gone to the gym at all. I’ve wanted to, but I’ve had to save my taxi¬†money I’d have used for this week for next week instead, but I will definitely be going to the gym twice next week, doing 2x two hour sessions to make up for what I’ve missed. I’ve decided that from next week onwards I’m going to stay longer at the gym when I go, normally I go for¬†about just¬†over an hour but now I’m going to make sure I stay for at least an hour and a half but mostly aim for two hour sessions. I’m going to stick to my goal of going at least twice a week but I’m aiming to throw in an extra gym sesh every other week so sometimes I go three times. I’m really looking forward to getting on with this and going back to the gym next week, I’ve missed it so much (who’d have thought I’d ever say that hey?)!

Although I haven’t been to the gym at all this week I don’t feel bad about it as I’ve been eating really well plus I did an amazing 20 minute toning workout this morning which left me feeling so good afterwards. I’m happy.

This week my eating has been on point.¬†I had quite an unhealthy day on Sunday and the same on Monday, but since then I’ve literally done amazing and using my food journal has definitely helped so much. I’ve set calorie goals for each day right up until the end of this month and I’ve found this to be really helpful in keeping me motivated to eat clean and healthy. So far I’ve consumed around 100 less calories this week than I’ve given myself allowance for which is amazing and so far today I’ve eaten¬†clean, however I am off clubbing tonight so we’ll just see what happens this evening. You know what it’s like after a night out, food quickly becomes your best friend and with a pizza place right next to the club, I may find it a struggle to resist.

I’ve still had a couple of treats here and there and like I always go on about, I’ve made sure not to deprive myself of anything. I’ve snacked on my favourite kit Kats, Wotsits and Squares. When there have been times I’ve wanted an extra treat before dinner, even though I didn’t really need one, I’ve curbed my cravings by reaching for my favourite fruit banana rather than giving in to the temptation of chocolate and crisps which has been excellent, adding to my daily fruit intake and keeping my diet clean.

I am so proud of my eating choices this week, I really feel as if I’ve done so well and I’m really noticing positive changes to my body now.

I am so excited to see what the next week holds, I’ve a feeling it’s going to be even better than this one!

What’s your favourite healthy snack? Do you prefer working out at home or going to the gym? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you all for reading,

love,

Jennie.

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Weekly Fitness | Gym, Swim & Weights

Hey guys!

Firstly, I can’t believe how much I’ve slacked on the blog lately. I’ve only¬†uploaded one post¬†this month so far which was embarrassingly filled with typos and mistakes… oops. I have just been so busy lately, seeing friends, spending time with family and of course going to the GYM

Which brings me to my second point of discussion.

A couple of weeks ago I published my first¬†ever Fit Fridays post, which was supposed to be the start of a weekly blog series documenting my fitness journey… though that hasn’t gone exactly to plan considering I haven’t done a fitness post since.

I have meant to, it’s just more often than not I get home so late on a Friday night I’m too tired to¬†get my laptop out and blog, I just wanna get my pyjamas on and go to bed.

I’ve decided now that¬†rather than doing ‘Fit Fridays’ I’m going to do ‘Weekly Fitness’ instead. So I can write about my fitness journey either on a Friday or Saturday each week without having to switch up the series name every time (because Fit Saturdays just doesn’t work).

Which brings me to the actual point of todays post,

my fitness progress.

My second week of my official journey wasn’t the best as I only made it to the gym once (still better than nothing) and Emily and I swapped our weekly walk for Pizza Hut. Oops. You’ve gotta treat yourselves sometimes though right?

Then on Saturday any sign of healthy eating went completely out the window as the work gals and I went out for Atlanta’s birthday and we consumed way too much bread, drank a little too much and finished the night with a big ol’ McDonalds.

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The week wasn’t a complete right off though as I had fun with my friends and of course I did make it to the gym once. Like they say, slow progress is better than no progress.

In contrast to last week, this week has been excellent health and fitness wise.

I’ve been to the gym three times and stuck to my eating plan – 3 main meals¬†and only two little treats a day.¬†I even managed to resist the temptation of chocolate fingers the other night, impressive or what?

My workouts at the gym have been brilliant too. On Tuesday Atlanta, Charlotte and I had a great cardio and weights session where I worked a little more on my arms – they were hurting for days afterwards.

No pain no gain.

Last¬†night I had a really fun sesh with the girls – Atlanta, Bridge, Tiff and Charlotte. We started off with weights, which I really struggled with but I gave¬†them a go, followed by a short spot of cardio on the bikes and cross trainers. We then headed up to the studio and worked on arms and abs, using yoga balls, punching gloves and rope. This was so much fun and required a lot of effort, I felt like I’d worked harder than ever after this. More studio time is a must in the future.

This morning I managed to drag myself out of bed so Mum could use my visitors pass and join me at the gym.

We had a great time. We smashed cardio and I had a nice go using the Stair Master which is such hard work but soooo good. I managed¬†weights for about a minute¬†until I started to feel a little ill, so Mum and I decided to call it a day and head¬†to the pool.¬†We had a swim and I managed 8 laps which is the most I’ve done so far, then we finished our day off with some Jacuzzi and Steam Room time, perfect.

All in all this week has been great for fitness and I am so thrilled as I’m really starting to see some changes in my body and everybody keeps mentioning how much weight I’ve lost. Amazing!!!

I am so looking forward to seeing what next week holds and I can’t wait to update you all again soon with my progress.

Thank you all for reading,

love,

Jennie

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