16 November 2015

A fitness beginner

I always have such good intentions with fitness and healthy eating, but I seem to manage one or two weeks and then I fall off the wagon. Usually it's a night out or a meal out that makes me give up. Last week I joined Virgin Active gym near where I live and managed to go 4 times this week as well as going out on a night out. 

I wanted to write a blog post about what I've done so I can try to motivate myself. I have been going to classes which I have found really helpful because I book myself onto them so I don't feel like I can drop out. Also I am a gym newbie so I find it a bit over whelming, so having someone telling me what to do and how long I should be doing it for is really helpful.

1km on treadmill 
2km on bike
20 weighted squats
15 weighted walking lunges

60 mins pilates class

2km on treadmill 
2km on bike
30 weighted squats
10 arm raises
20 bicep curls

60 mins pilates class

I'm sure to a lot of you who go to the gym regularly this isn't a lot, but I'm doing my best! I need to up my cardio, but I'm so unfit that after 2km on the treadmill I am literally struggling to breathe. I've found pilates really good as I have a really week core aka NO abs! So this has been great at helping focus my energy on my core. I have an abs class tonight which I am very nervous about!

Healthy eating seems to be much easier when you're doing exercise as I feel like I don't want to ruin all my hard work in the gym by eating rubbish. But I haven't had a perfect week, I went out on Thursday night and had prosecco and had some pizza on Friday night but other than that I have been eating healthily. Yesterday I went to Tart in Clapham and had the most delicious goats cheese and chorizo tart with broccoli salad, it was amazing. I would fully recommend checking out Tart if you live near Clapham.

My aim for this week is to spread out my exercise a bit more, as you can see last week it was all focused in the beginning of the week. 

How do you keep motivated?


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