22 January 2010

Getting Fit!

Hey girls,

This post is going to be slightly different than my usual beauty posts. I'm gonna be talking about fitness and wellbeing.

January is well-known for being the month where a lot of people get fit and try to live a healthier lifestyle after the festive period. I've never felt the need to lose weight but over the past few weeks i've been thinking about improving my lifestyle in terms of food and excersise (or lack of!)

I'd like to stress my primary aim is NOT to lose weight but to tone-up and lead a heathier lifestyle instead.

My statistics
Height - 5 ft 4inches
Weight - 7 Stone 12 pounds
BMI - 19.26

As you can see above, my statistics are healthy but i do carry some extra weight on my stomach and hips. I'd also like to tone-up my upper arms. I'd also like to feel healthier in myself and not feel so sluggish and tired.

So, how am i going to achieve this?
I'm going to do this in two parts - Excersise and Fitness.
Excersise - I've never been the super sporty person so taking up a new sport is not an option! Instead i'm going to try and do simple things such as walking more, instead of getting buses and taxis everywhere. One example is, usually i get a taxi from my house to the train station for Uni but instead i'll get a bus into town and then walk to the train station. (walking from my house isn't an option; it'd take me at least 45 mins!!!) and the same on the way back. So thats a brisk walk 5 days a week.

Another thing i plan to do is, excersise DVDs. Oh yes! I'm a bit of a sucker for them to be honest! I have quite a collection but they are simply collecting dust in the garage, so i'm going to dust them off and plan on doing them 3 days a week. (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
I may also buy a new one too. I'm thinking of buying one of the "Pump It Up" DVDs i think its from the Ministry Of Sound. It seems to be very aerobic and dancey which is what i like.

I'm quite lucky really as i don't really have to watch what i eat, but what i do need to take notice of is portion control, i tend to have quite big portions of food which i feel is my downfall! I'll be controling my portions more and also adding more salad and veggies with my meals too.

The second change i'm going to make is to substitute white foods with brown/wholemeal foods. So instead of having white toast in the morning i'll have granary/wholemeal toast instead or Weetabix. I'll do the same with pasta too. White foods are known to cause bloating and tiredness so hopefully this will help me.

The final food change is to simply start thinking about what i'm putting in my mouth/body. I'm not going to stop eating the things which i enjoy, i'm simply going to moderate my eating and think "1 biscuit instead of 2/3!"

Oh and one last thing - WATER! Yup, good old H2o, i'm gonna aim high for the *8 glasses a day rule* :)

So thats my plan. As i said before i am trying to tone-up and just feel healthier, but obviously i'm going to lose a couple of pounds with the excersisng and diet substitutions.

I may do a few videos on this subject on my YouTube account, and i will also keep you updated on here too.

Congrats if you've made it this far, this was a very longwinded post!!

Felicity x

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