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 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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Finding a good exercise routine

The biggest life changing thing I have done, is exercise and would find ways around how to keep fit even if it meant going on a long distant walk.

However a lot of us have a lot of trouble trying to juggle everything that finding time to exercise can be tricky, but not if you find a good routine and use exercise as a habit like you would having that morning cuppa.

I train in the evenings after my son has finished school or at the weekends when I know my son will be playing football outside. My son has the habit of wanting to climb on me as soon as I start doing my core workouts, which I always like to begin with to get the blood pumping.

Some people find working out in the morning is better, as it gets it out of the way, and when my son was a lot smaller I did used to exercise and begin pumping dumbbells whilst waiting for the kettle to boil to do his breakfast and first bottle of milk for the day.

Finding a routine that works for you can really help find those five minutes free, even if it is walking to work, for example or exercising as soon as you get out of bed.

Doing five minutes each days it better than nothing at all, and build it up as you go.

If you miss a day then don’t fear, and make sure you download the Health App on your phone as this really has helped me, as I measure my steps on a daily basis, so I know I have done something each day.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie x

 

 

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How to fit exercise into your busy life

If you are like me and struggle with time, then finding time to workout can be tricky too.

However working it around your lifestyle even if it means walking to work if you can, rather than taking the bus, is still exercise.

Check out this article on Realbuzz which gives tips on how to fit exercise in to your busy life.

https://www.realbuzz.com/articles-interests/fitness/article/how-to-fit-exercise-into-your-busy-life/

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Essential Guide to Weight Training

Check out this article on Realbuzz, sharing their guide on Weight Training.

It is a brilliant article that gives you tips and ideas of what to do if you are beginner and want to start Weight Training.

https://www.realbuzz.com/articles-interests/fitness/article/beginners-guide-to-using-weights/

I try to do weight training a least twice a week, I love lifting up my dumbbells, with working on my core and toning the body.

 

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