Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Surviving February Week 1: Food and Fitness♡

Lately i have been really into getting fitter and it was one of my new years resolutions too. Since i don't like many sports, i wanted to really get into eating healthily and doing workouts and sometimes even going for a run. Here are my tips to stay motivated when trying to be healthy:
1. Question yourself when you are hungry. I commonly find myself just eating because i'm bored or just for the sake of it. Ask yourself "Am i really hungry?" "Can i wait till my next meal?" and "Can i snack on something healthier or limit the size of my snack?".

2. Only put on your plate what you want. I always tend to put too much on my plate and then feel like i have to finish it all. You can always go back for more after.

3. While working out try taking your mind off the pain by going on your phone or listening to music. I normally leave all the texting and messaging i need to do for when i workout so i have something to do. You could also look up inspirational fitness pictures or quotes. These are some of my favourite quotes:

"Suck it up now so you won't have to suck it in later."

"It's not that you can't. It's that you won't."

"Squats: the difference between having a butt and having an ass."

"The body achieves what the mind believes." 

"Nothing looks as good as healthy feels."

"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."

My average meal plan:

Breakfast: Seeded toast or Special K cereal with a fruit on top or banana and peanut butter sandwiches.

Lunch: Some sort of salad and 2 oranges.

Dinner: Never the healthiest meal but i always have a handful of vegetables.

Snack: Fruit and a smoothie.

My ab workout generally changes everyday but i normally choose between a few of these:
25 Crunches
25 sit ups
40 second plank
30 second spider man plank
20 double leg drops
30 single leg drops
15 reverse crunches
20 mountain climbers
30 seconds of russian twists
25 seconds of flutter kicks
25 V-crunches
20 knee sit ups

My favourite Youtube workout videos:
Full body:
More relaxed ab workout:
Lower abs:

Whats your favourite workout video?xox

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