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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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Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance

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Aussie’s Miracle Hair Insurance Leave in Conditioner¬†is something I’ve incorporated into my hair care routine. My hair is quite annoying as my roots get extremely oily and then my ends can get so dry. It’s hard to get the balance to treat both the issues! I was a bit sceptical about trying out a leave in conditioner because of this, but I find concentrating this on my mid lengths and ends, trying to avoid going near my scalp at all, it works fine for me.

This leave in conditioner claims to be a saviour for weak, distressed hair. I wouldn’t say my hair is weak but distressed it could be classed as. My ends get so freaking dry and I hardly use heat products on it so it’s just my hair type. So the bottle says¬†“With Australian Jojoba Oil, Our unique formula, with a drop of Australian Jojoba seed oil, detangles and helps to protect your hair from everyday wear and tear.”¬†I try not to was my hair every single day, although sometimes it has to be done, but when I do wash my hair I always use this afterwards.

The smells from this bottle is amazing, you can smell it through the cap! Aussie products always have incredible scents so I knew this product would be no different. Its just so fruity and lush and not too overpowering. I’d say in the summer with the heat this stuff smells amazing!

For directions you pretty much spray this into towel dried hair, concentrating where you need it most. As I’ve said it’s m mid lengths and ends that especially need this product. You then comb your hair and this does an amazing job at detangling your hair, the comb just slides through it. And obviously you don’t rinse it out!

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I truly adore this product. My hair has been in such good condition since adding this into my routine. I do use argan oil on the very ends of my hair also, but that’s just for the dryness. It really does help t protect my hair and I’ve noticed a lot less split ends and damage from styling since using this.It has also made my hair super soft, it’s hard not to run my fingers through the ends sometimes!

I bought it on sale for around 3.50EURO I think in Tesco but at Boots you can get it for 5.79EURO . It’s definitely worth the price, I don’t think it’s expensive. Because you don’t need a huge amount a little does go a long way!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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