Fitness Diary 2019

So far it has been a whirlwind, as not always been doing my weights but I started getting more disciplined last week and going to try and keep it up this week.

I have been doing my workouts on the treadmill, but I did miss a day last week, but I not going to beat myself up about it and make sure I do a workout on the treadmill this week.

I am still doing lots of walking outside, check out my instagram, where I have been posting my regular walks on my Health APP, which measures the amount of steps I have taken.

I still got a long way to go and still need to lose some weight, but I am struggle with food and finding things I can eat and then craving the bad stuff too much that I go for the chocolate and biscuits.

I have had a nasty cold and that has contributed to my energy levels being low, but I am still walking lots and going to start doing some more weights as of today.

So how is your fitness getting on for 2019?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

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The FA Cup

The FA Cup is my favourite competition in football and one I love to watch each season including the draws, and today it is the FA Cup Final with Man city vs Watford, and I am really looking forward to it.

This year I will be cheering on Watford being a London team and being from London it just makes sense.

I so happy to say that I have been to a cup final, and a day I will never forget. I remember  planning my outfit, and making sure I didn’t miss a thing.

It was back in 1997 Chelsea Vs Middlesborough and Chelsea won 2-1, goal be scored by Di Matteo and Zola. Then we went back to Chelsea where they had massive street party and everyone from Chelsea turning up out of the blue, people we hadn’t seen for years.

It was such a dream of mine being a football fan, and one I will treasure forever.

Have you ever been to an FA cup final?

What’s your favourite football competition?

What’s your greatest memory?

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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30 Day Challenge

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I tried the 30 day challenge, using my 7 minute workout APP, but I didn’t stick to it, because I got bored, and so discovered new workouts, such as Walking Fit workouts. See my blog Great Workouts on Youtube

That is the thing about exercise you have to do workouts that work for you, and doing my 7 minute workouts are fine, but I knew I needed to do more. I have now started working out on the treadmill again, for 10 minutes, working at a faster pace and it does feel good.

I have mixed it up, with trying to walk for long distances outside. So far so good, as well as doing weights and working out on my exercise mat, with Core, Pilates, Ab workouts and much more.

The exercise is that you can have fun with it, and go at your own pace. It is just about moving and getting active, and those who say they can’t do any physical activity it’s just an excuse, because we have to be physical active in order to go about our everyday.

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

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Great workouts on Youtube

Here are some workouts I found on Youtube, which I have been currently been using, and thought I would share these with you all.

The first one is 1 mile walking exercise video, it does freeze in one section, but apart from that, really good workout to do.

The second one, is one I did tried out this morning and really helps wake you up in the morning.

Torch those calories with 20 minute HIIT workout

The next one is a really good 15 minute walking workout, which you can easily workout at home.

Another one by the same person as the last video I shared above, and this next one is a 7 minute slim legs workout.

If you like Pilates I did this 10 minute Pilates workout.

So I hope you find these great to do, too, and remember to like the blog by clicking below if you did, and remember if you would like to read more of my blogs to follow me via WordPress.com.

If you have any workouts you’d recommend then please comment below.

Many thanks for reading,

Carrie X

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Finding it hard to do any exercise

Do you struggle to stay motivated to workout? Do you find it hard to get yourself to the gym? Check out this article for a list of strategies you can use to get yourself excited and focused for the gym to make sure you crush your workouts and build muscle. If you want to gain lean muscle mass but struggle to feel motivated to workout, make sure to check out this article! #workout #fitnesstips #exercise #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #mindset

If you are finding it hard to do any exercise, then fear not as we all at some point, can lose our motivation, and so keeping it on an even level can be the tricky part.

This leads me to tip number 1:

Loosen the pressure, and remember you are your own boss when it comes to exercise

As soon as you put pressure on yourself, that is when you want to do everything else apart from exercise, so ease the pressure and do as much as you want or as little

Tip 2:

Set a date

put it on your to do list and remember even 7 minutes of exercise at a high intensity is still as good as doing 30 minutes as lets face it, 30 minutes a day can be hard because of balancing everything else

Tip 3:

Prepare the night before 

Pack your gym gear ready, or put beside your bed, with your trainers.

Tip 4:

Exercise in your PJ’s 

I often as soon as I get the urge to exercise I get up and do some no matter what I have on, because as soon as I stay sitting I want to stay like that for the whole day

Tip 5:

Reward yourself

Mine is a cup of coffee and a couple of biscuits, okay defeats the object, but I don’t feel as guilty

I got some of these tips from:

https://www.verywellfit.com/why-is-it-so-hard-for-me-to-exercise-1231406

Go and check this website out for more tips and advice, and remember to like this blog by clicking below if you found it useful.

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Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

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The 30 day challenge

Through the 7 minute workout APP I have decided to take on the 30 day challenge, and so far it is going really well. I am working out everyday, apart from when it gives me a rest day like it did yesterday.

It is little short spurts of exercises which you can easily do in your home and really been effective in helping me gain more energy.

Having diabetes has definitely taken its toll on me and I was feeling on some days I had no energy, but doing the 30 day challenge so far has helped.

The exercises it gets you to do are jumping jacks, press ups, step ups, squats and many more.

I will keep you posted on how it is as I continue on with the challenge.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie

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Fitness Motivation

Finding motivation to exercise can be tricky, I use motivation videos and I have started using this fitness app which has 7 minute workouts or you can do a 30 day week challenge, which I am going to try so I exercise each day.

Check this video by Diva The Divine who shares her tips on how she stays motivated to exercise.

What do you do to stay motivated to exercise?

I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

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Training in the cold

As we get into the colder weather I find it a shock to the system, especially in the mornings and I have been all snuggled up in bed.

I really have to push myself to get myself out of bed and start my day, so there is no chance of me exercising just yet.

However once my house is warmed up and toasty then I will think about doing some training.

Training in the cold is hard, so what I tend to do is watch a Youtube video for motivation and then start to walk around the house to get warmed up.

Walking outside is hard in this weather but knowing I have to do it, to get some son to school, I make myself do some walking, because at least I have done some cardio for the day. I see people jogging and I find it hard to run in this weather, but I did little running this morning on the way to school, which my son enjoyed to, and I did feel better.

I always make sure I am wrapped up and have my gloves on, and a good warm jacket or coat. With walking I find I can layer up a lot more, and then reduce the layers as I walk, so I usually make sure I have rucksack on my back just in case.

Put on your gloves if needed, I used to wear a scarf, hat and jacket when running, so definitely going to do the same even if it just a brisk bit of walking.

I then reward myself afterwards with a nice hot drink, and a bite to eat.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

 

 

 

 

 

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