Fitness Plans!

Now, I may be jumping right on to the old bandwagon here, but I, like most of you guys is trying to be a bit more healthier. I’m not doing it for anyone else but myself, I’m not even setting a target weight. If I tell you guys though, I have > to stick with it!

I really enjoy exercise and I do workout at least 3 times a week for 45 minutes a go. I do a class called HIIT and basically it’s high -intensity interval training. We do our regular warm up and then pick a point on the circuit. You spend 30 seconds at each station and then you move on. Sounds easy? It’s really tough! Last week we had a 19 station circuit and doing that 3 times really took it out of us! Anyway, each class, the circuit changes so it’s never ever the same. The exercises are all a mix of cardio, strength and plyometrics (which is a fancy word for jumping basically!) so a normal circuit would have some sort of weights exercise, abs, trx and cardio. There are loads of benefits to a HIIT workout, and those are: you burn more calories and burn more fat throughout the workout, you burn more fat 24 hours after the workout!, you higher your metabolism, have a healthier heart and I’m sure there’s tonnes more.

You can see a fat burning example of HIIT here

On days where I’m not doing that, I’ve been going cycling, and using some exercise machines that we have by our beach. I do 8 minutes on the rower, 15 minutes on the cross trainer, leg presses, the surfer – which is for abs, shoulder press and chest press. And then I cycle back home. I’ve been doing this because I enjoy it, I love the beach and they are usually empty. I plan on doing it a lot more in the Summer, but with studying for exams it’s hard to have time for everything!

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I’m not exactly going on a diet either. I know what you’re probably thinking, I’m not giving it my all. I find it extremely difficult to stick to a diet, or healthy eating regime. So I’ve decided that I would just phase out the junk, chocolate and crisps. Even if I cut back on that I’d be so happy. I do want to snack healthier because that’s my downfall. When I’m bored I eat crap, then feel horrible about it. I want to drink more water, I do get at least 2 litres a day anyway, I just want to keep that up. Try to have whole grain when I can- you know pasta and rice and stuff.

I like cute, motivational pictures. I’m not a fan of getting pictures of stick thin girls with a flat stomach to be my target. So here are some of my favourites!

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And that’s the end to my rambling! Is anyone else trying to be healthier?

Thanks for reading. ’til next post!

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