My New Health & Fitness Journey

Hi Everyone,

This is my first official post on my new blog so it’s a bit of a long one. Apologies for my blog still being a bit plain but it is still under construction. I just really wanted to get started with writing and change the layout as I go along.

As promised, I will be keeping a record of how I am getting on with my new fitness programme. For those of you who don’t know me yet, I will be completely honest and say that I am one of the most unfit people I know. Mind you, I don’t look it and according to my BMI and other health calculators, I am not in any way overweight. However, I have never truly loved my body and I’ve always wanted to tone up, I just never cared about it enough to really focus on it.

Anyway, this year I have decided to change the way I think about myself and keep positive. Therefore, instead of complaining about my belly and my ‘soft’ areas, I am going to do something about it. My target areas are: tummy, bum and bingo wings! 😉 I do appreciate that it isn’t possible to target specific fatty areas, so I’m also aiming for increase in general stamina, muscle and energy levels. In general, exercising is definitely not my favourite thing to do and I will be trying out new and different ways to keep myself focussed. I am tired of being unfit and using the old: “I don’t have time”, “Oh, but I hate the gym and can’t afford it” or even “I’m not unhealthy really so what’s the point?” The point is this; I do actually want to show myself off and if I don’t care about my health now, I will regret it when I’m older. I want to feel a sense of achievement in reaching my goal and inspire others to do the same.

Where I am so far:

Just to fill you in on how I’m getting on, I’ve pretty much just started my journey. I started on a healthy eating plan for one week and felt motivated, the following week I carried on eating well and started a weight training plan in which I trained three times that week. This week is now coming up to the end of week 3 and I have carried on eating healthily but I am unwell! 😦 I haven’t trained this week at all and have been in bed most of the time.

So…. I realised that if I didn’t find a way to motivate myself back into my routine, I will let this bad week ruin my progress and that is where my blog comes in. I am still recovering from this flu but I know by next week I will feel better. I have scheduled my gym sessions for next week, three times as usual! I know that by posting my efforts and with some encouragement from you (hopefully) I will definitely reach my goals.

If anyone else has weight loss or fitness goals then please share them! It’ll be fun to connect and motivate each other.

Martha.

x

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