Showing posts with label exercise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label exercise. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0 Week 3 Update!

Hey everyone!
So I'm finished my 3rd week of the Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0 and honestly week 3 was killer, I was sore every day and really felt challenged by all the workouts this week.

I'm definitely feeling stronger and noticing changes in my body at this point, especially when I go to the gym as well. My legs, arms and abs are so much stronger than they were 3 weeks ago, and this is purely because of POP Pilates, it's crazy. I've also lost 9 pounds so far! Of course, I've been eating a lot better as well as working out, but I'm super proud of the results I'm seeing!

In terms of my every day life, I've noticed that I'm more energetic during the day and I'm more likely to do physical activity than I was before.

Week 4 is the final week of the calendar, so I'm definitely going to keep going with this routine and do the August Blogilates calendar. I'm looking forward to seeing even more changes!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Blogilates Beginner's Calendar 2.0: Week 2 Update!

Hey everyone! So I've officially been doing the Blogilates Beginner's calendar for 2 weeks now, and I'm having a lot of fun doing it! I'm always challenged, but I feel like comparing to myself 14 days ago, I'm already stronger.

The great thing for me, doing this calendar, has been that it kind of forces you to get up and be active. You really don't have to think hard about it, it's all planned out for you, just need to stick with it.

For those of you thinking about doing this, I really recommend it! I'm already so much more motivated to work out every day, I feel a lot stronger and more energetic every day and I'm loving it. Today's my rest day and I'm thinking of maybe working out for fun now...

Today's recipe was the Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin, which is actually such an interesting idea. I edited the recipe to be more tasty to me, because the basic 3 ingredient recipe sounded a bit like eggy oatmeal to me. For those wondering, I used: 1 egg white, 1/4 cup quick oats, 1 banana (mashed), 1 tbsp almond milk, 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries. I'll definitely make this recipe again when I need a quick breakfast. Maybe just omit the almond milk, because it was a bit on the soft side!

Happy Friday everyone!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Blogilates Beginner Calendar 2.0: Week 1 Check-In

Hi everyone! So my first week of the Blogilates Beginner Calendar 2.0 is done and I'm honestly SO happy I decided to take on this challenge, because not only is it fun, but I'm already seeing some changes in my body! (I know! Even after only 1 week!).

I'm really loving this calendar because you're doing something new every day so you're never bored. Plus it doesn't require any weights or machines. Just you and a yoga mat.

I've already noticed that parts of my body that used to be really weak (*ahem, my abs*), are already getting stronger! I really believe that this is working. Every workout gets me sore and I'm challenged every step of the way but somehow I'm having fun? Today is my rest day and I'm almost sad that I don't get to work out today (and this is coming from the girl that used to hate working out!)

Today I had to make the 2-Ingredient Pancake recipe (2 eggs and 1 ripe Banana), which was okay. Definitely no buttermilk pancake there but great for a low carb, high protein breakfast. I added some cinnamon and about a tbsp of oats, and topped it with lots of berries which helped it taste a little nicer to me.

Anyway, that's all of now! Happy Friday everyone! Follow me on Twitter if you'd like to see more updates on my fitness journey and just general day to day stuff!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Join Me on my Fitness Journey!

Hey everyone!
Since I'm no longer spending every waking moment studying, I've realized how much I've really let myself go when it comes to my diet and fitness. So this summer, I'm challenging myself to have a better diet and to workout more often!

Sometimes it's not always possible for me to make it to the gym every day, so in addition to going to the gym, I'm taking on the Blogilates Beginner Calendar, starting July 1st.
I really recommend you guys trying it out with me!

I'm going to be posting weekly check-ins on each of the 4 weeks of the calendar (so every Sunday) to talk about how I'm feeling and how I'm liking the program! Lets see some results!

Let me know in the comments if you want to join me in this! I'm so excited!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Finding the Motivation to Workout

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I'm not exactly a very fit person. But lately I've been going on long runs because I've found myself the perfect jogging route. To be fair, I do spend about 5 minutes out of my 30 minute jog taking pictures, but I'm getting out and working out, and I think thats what counts here.
I've started taking my fitness journey a bit more seriously this summer and for those of you who are having a hard time finding the motivation to work out, here are a few tips I've collected so far;

Find an inspiring place to work out: I'm not talking about anything crazy here. Lets be honest, finding the motivation to get off your couch and work out in your basement can be a bit hard. So get out and find yourself a place that makes you feel good about the exercise your doing. It could be your back yard, a local park, or a pretty jogging route like I've found! Bottom line is, find somewhere you'll look forward to going and getting your sweat on.

Make yourself a playlist of music that makes you want to move: Oldest trick in the book, I know, but I know that I work out my hardest when I'm listening to something that motivates me to push myself. So before you go work out, build yourself a playlist of songs that will do just that for you. You can even time it to your desired length to work out.
Do something you enjoy: Again, I know this sounds crazy obvious, but it's true. You'll be so much more motivated to work out if you're doing something you find fun. Maybe you don't enjoy running but you enjoy swimming or biking. Or maybe you don't enjoy working out solo but rather, enjoy team sports. Its infinitely harder to motivate yourself to do something you dislike, so make your workout something fun that you'll actually look forward to!

Create a goal and stick to it!

And finally, don't underestimate the power of some pretty work out gear... Get yourself a nice pair of running shoes or workout clothes. Just wearing them could be motivation to put them to good use ;)