My Instagram fitness favourites

The internet is most definitely our go-to for information. Need to change a plug? You’ll be able to find a YouTube tutorial to show you. Need directions? Google maps is there to assist. Similarly, the internet is full of diet and exercise quick fixes. How to get six pack abs or drop a dress size in a week, etc. My first port of call when I’m looking for fitness inspiration is most definitely Instagram. So I thought I’d share with you all my favourite accounts. They combine quick and healthy meal ideas, exercises and plans as well as motivational pictures … Continue reading My Instagram fitness favourites

It seems I fell off the wagon…

   The half marathon broke me. Not physically. Physically I recovered in a couple of days. The aches eased, the bruises faded and the chafing (yes, the chafing!) healed. But mentally… mentally I was a bit broken.    For 12 weeks prior to the half marathon that’s all I thought about. Training right, eating right, building muscle, increasing my distance, running up hills, running down them, sprinting, spin classes, weights sessions, injuries. Then, the day came and went and when I woke up on the Monday after and struggled into work I felt kind of free. I didn’t have to … Continue reading It seems I fell off the wagon…

My week in training…

So, half marathon training has begun! You may have noticed if you follow my Instagram (I’m sure there is a link below somewhere…) that I’ve signed up to run the Cardiff Half Marathon in October. My plan is to hopefully raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (I’ll be setting up a Just Giving page in due course). My best friend’s Mum was recently diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma AND nodal marginal zone lymphoma, because she has both, there hasn’t been much research into how to treat it. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research work tirelessly to stop people dying from … Continue reading My week in training…

My week in training…

  This week I have exercised 5 days out of 7. I had my first two personal training sessions with Ally at Absolute Health and I loved it! The first session he went pretty easy on me, after all, he didn’t know my capabilities so didn’t want to push me too far and cause me an injury. My second session was a little harder (have you ever done this), but it’s nice to be pushed and learn new things that will help me achieve my goals. On Wednesday my flatmate and I did some hill training. We ran to the … Continue reading My week in training…

So, I’m getting professional help…

  I know, it’s about time, but it’s not what you think. This is about my 2015 goal #strongnotskinny. Yep, I’ve gone and got myself a personal trainer. Okay, not full time and not permanent. This guy isn’t going to be turning up at my door at 6am and forcing me to do burpees for an hour before work. Nope, I’ve got myself a free trial with a personal trainer at Absolute Health. It all started when I saw an ad on Facebook (yep, those stalker cookies are working well). The ad was for a free personal training trial, so … Continue reading So, I’m getting professional help…