My New Health And Fitness Routine

Hey guys!!
I've been itching to write this post because I'm starting to become a bit of a fitness lover! Now I know what you're all thinking "oh it's another new year, new me hype" but actually I decided to join the gym in December, after being sick of being unhappy with my body.

To give you guys a bit of a information about me. I am currently a size 10 on top, and a "large" size 10 on the bottom. Now I know a size 10 is deemed to be quite a small/healthy size, but with the way my body is starting to look, I feel far from healthy. I've always been slim and typically have always worn a size 8. The larger frame doesn't seem to suit me and I've had quite a few comments from family members noticing my unflattering weight gain. I've started to look a bit frumpy, and it seems every time I try on clothes in shops, I hate the way they look on me. I hadn't been eating very healthy, I am a literal chocoholic and so I think all the sugar has caught up on me! The photo below was me 3 weeks ago before I started any gym...

Mid December 2014

Let's start with the "fun" stuff. 
*Other people motivate me, whether it's a gym selfie or an abs Instagram pic. I am a typical girl and so I compare myself to other people. My fave inspiring Instagram accounts are; @LydiaMillen , @Pamela_rf , @lucymeck1 , @absforall  and there are many others! Basically they are accounts with body inspo. 
*Workout music can be amazing. There's loads of playlists on Youtube. 
*Another thing that makes me want to run to the gym is new gym wear! I cannot tell you how excited I get buying workout wear now.

Sooooo what have I been doing at the gym?
Ok. So I have done a lot of research into what exercises to do at the gym.  A typical gym session lasts just over an hour, an average gym session goes like this;

* 20/25 mins on the treadmill (or any cardio). I have been doing high intensity training. This goes like- 1 min paced walking, 1 min running, 1 min paced walking again and so on. 
* 10/15 mins on the mat doing ab exercises
*10/15 weights (including leg machines and ab ones) 

I do obviously change it around because I would get bored. 
Now I don't know if this is working because it's only been 3 weeks. We shall see!! 

How about food?
I think food has been very hard for me. Cutting out a lot of sugar has been a struggle, but I'm getting there. I am embarrassed to say, but I couldn't cook 3 weeks ago, but I have taught myself some healthy meals/snacks that I could make. 
I have become obsessed with Sweet Potato fries, I mean I would prefer them to Mcdonalds chips any day!! They're really easy to cook and taste so nice. I have also been bringing in my lunches from home to work. I work shifts and so sometimes I will have to bring in cereal for my lunch break. I do get bored, but it's better than going to Costa and buying a chocolate cake like usual.*Emoji punch face*

Any other inspo?!
I think if you feel that unhappy with your body you will get up and do something about it. Whether it's the gym, going for a run or doing a workout DVD.  I am not expecting results straight away, I mean I haven't noticed any major changes after 3 weeks, I just feel a little fitter and more toned. 
I will leave you with a tumblr style workout inspo ;) 

Stay healthy <3 nbsp="">


  1. amazing that you're trying (i wish i could say the same about myself!) and the best of luck with it all!

    from helen at

    ps. there's a £60 skincare giveaway on my blog here, if you fancy joining!

    1. Thankyou! I have a few months until the summer haha x

  2. I wish I wasn't so lazy so I could go to the gym! Good luck, hope you can keep it up!

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    1. I was too lazy but I have a gym buddy who motivates me :) haha x

  3. You hardly need to change! But good luck, I hope you get the results you want!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. Good luck! You look great already though, always good habits to get into!

  5. motivational
    my new post here


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