Welcome to my Blog about fitness, workouts, diet and about my personal fitness journey
We all have different style for everything in life, different values, different goals, but we all do have something in common. We all want to be healthy & happy.
I reached my goal. I am back to my pre pregnancy shape. And I cannot wait to share with you how I did that!!
After both of my pregnancies my body was completely changed. I had to do a lot of work, discipline and determination to get where I am today. But what the most important thing is I STRUGGLED 2nd time round SO MUCH, that I cannot belive that I missed one big thing in the process of getting my body back. I have tried to stick to the food plan, I've done 4-5 times really high intense workouts and I reached the point where my body just wasn't responding on anything I did to shift my last bulk of body fat. I've got so frustrated that I could cry! I kept asking myself, what am I doing wrong? Do I need to completely give up my coffee, do I need to cut out completely certain types of food, what the hell on Earth am I doing wrong? I spoke with few people and they kept asking me the same questions I've been asking myself. But nothing seemed to get improved.
Until we went on holiday and we started walking miles. I've seen people counting steps and sticking to a certain number. So I decided to try and see how much I did. You know you have an app on the iPhone (white app with heart in it) and I backtracked to March when I bought my phone and I've seen that my average was 1.000 steps a day!!!! 1.000!!!!!!!! 🙀 How I did that? Well, my kids are very lively in the pram, normally fighting and hitting each other, so I couldn't be bothered with that and I went EVERYWHERE with a car.
So I decided to improve and to start moving more. Walking more. I have been doing the same food, the same type of workouts, but I also added more cardio - 20-30 min running 2x3 times a week. I walk on average 12.000 steps a day (I've got fitbit to track my every single step), but with aim 10.000 steps daily. And after 5 weeks I'm done. I reached my goal! I feel amazing! Kids and I are sometimes going twice to town to the park or some other playgroups. I look where we could go next, instead of having a car with me. Sometimes if I have PT sessions with clients, I'd rather walk to the gym then to sit and drive. I cannot tell you what a difference it makes!! You just have to try it! You have few apps to download to follow your steps (pedometer, moves, stepz) or you can buy a cheap pedometer of amazon.
This is what my body looks now. I am happy. Content and now I can focus on getting the definition and to improve my body shape. I will take it as a lifelong fitness journey, rather then have a target to have very strict few weeks or months. So my goals are:
1. 2-3 times a week 5k running
2. Weight training with focusing to lean the muscles 3-4 times a week
3. At least 10 min per session doing core strenghtening
4. 10.000 steps per day
5. Eat healthy, have balance and find control of having the minimum of junk food, take aways, sugar, cakes and biscuits
6. Drink 2 litres of water a day
7. Go to bed by 9pm
These are my goals for the lifetime. It is my daily routine anyway, some things have to be encouraged more and I have to work more of getting habits established (especially water intake!!).
Please do me a favour! Start being more active. Focus on your health and fitness. Confidence is something that is SO IMPORTANT. Self awareness and your own happiness with your image in the mirror has such an effect, not just on your life, but on the life of your partner, your family and friends. Everything requires work. You have to work on it. Change things around. Focus on trial and error and just to NEVER GIVE UP. There is always something that triggers your confidence. But don't let stagnation feel you disheartened. You have to find what works for you and your body.
Please join my FREE November walking challenge where we will post daily our 10.000 steps targets and I promise you will realise how much you need to move more :)
Wishing you a successful, healthy and active day!
Passionate about fitness, happiness, dreams!