I thought it would be good to continue on about my health and fitness regime. So what I do now is kind of similar but I’m more about maintaining my body rather than the “NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT RIGHT NOW” thing.
So, fitness: I like to walk to places rather than driving unless it’s far. Walking is fun! Just stick some headphones in and explore the area. Commuting to London for uni involves a lot of walking. And running. I run a lot through stations to catch trains. By the time I get on the train, I have mini heart attacks (don’t worry, not literally). But I see it as my day’s workout if I don’t get time to workout in the morning.
I still use my cross trainer at home. After 20-30 mins of it, based on the amount of sweat that appears, I know that I’ve done a good workout on there. Back then I religiously did Zumba at home. And actually I still do it now, but just not that often. Ever just wake up and feel like dancing? That’s me, so I gotta do a bit of Zumba! I also get the urge to skip. But I’m not the best at it. When the weather gets better and hopefully that’s soon (yaay British weather..), I’m going to practice and improve my time – I can only skip for about 10 seconds.
But wait.. there’s more. One thing I tell everyone about is Blogilates. I have been doing Blogilates on YouTube for a couple of years and it’s the best! You’ll find a huge range of pilates, cardio and strength videos, all by Cassey Ho. Not only does she have workout videos, but she posts about recipes, that look so good! And she also talks about her own experiences, which I find really inspiring and it’s stuff I can connect to, so check it out!
I was also introduced to the 30 day shred (which can be found on YouTube as well). It’s a 20 minute workout for 30 days, with strength (using weights), cardio and ab moves, which will make you sweat. Honestly. After 20 minutes, you’ll be on the floor. There are 3 levels: Do Level 1 for 10 days, Level 2 for the next 10 days then Level 3 for the last 10 days. Pretty easy right? I’ve been doing the 30 day shred for 5 months (so repeating it every month) and I have seen a difference. I’m starting to tone and I’m getting fitter! I can almost do a push up, which is an achievement for me!
Can I just add, to be fit, you don’t need a gym! I have never been to a gym before. Well actually I tried last year. I went for 2 weeks and didn’t find it fun compared to the things I do at home. In an hour at the gym, I would sweat a little bit, but not as much as a 20 minute workout at home. So those days where you really can’t find the motivation to leave the house to go to the gym, why not workout at home? Give Blogilates a try or maybe attempt the 30 days shred!
And just remember, keep fit to be happy 🙂 xxx