Last month me and my Fiancé Toney joined the gym… again. We both need to get into shape, especially as our wedding is this coming Easter!
Were not gym buffs and I doubt we ever will be (We love food way too much!). Personally I’m not overweight, nor “fat” either. I’ve been very lucky throughout my life to be the kind of girl who could eat whatever she wants and not put a pound on. However since I’ve moved to Florida I’ve noticed my body becoming less resilient towards the calories and with all honesty we have both become a lot more, shall I say “relaxed”? (Laughs).
I’ve decided to set myself certain goals and none are to see the pounds fall off the scales or to drop a dress size. I’m not calorie counting or cutting out the junk food, I’m simply changing my habits, being stricter with myself & exercising more. Just trying to improve the current me! I’m not loving my body at the moment but hopefully with some hard work & determination I’ll become happier in myself than I ever was before!
For instance one of my goals is to drink more water and lower my sugar intake. I love a good cup of tea, especially Yorkshire gold, nice and strong with lots of sugar but I’m limiting myself to three cups a day and I’m slowly lowering how much sugar I put in as I get used to it. Along with trying to drink at least three bottles of water a day which for me is a lot!
Luckily Toney is a really good cook and makes healthy food taste good. He’s started doing meal prep for the week for us, which I thought I’d find it hard not eating pizza but it’s not been bad and it’s nice just grabbing something out the fridge and being able to eat it straight away. I’ll post some of his meal prep recipes and ideas soon (there really good!).
My second goal is to get more toned. I’m not aiming for a six pack but I would like to be more toned all round. It helps that I’m really loving the gym we’ve joined too.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s full of muscle guys and girls who follow each other around taking pictures and videos of themselves (each to their own), I find it rather uncomfortable but it’s also full of people who want to change for the better & I like that.
We both aim to go to the gym Monday-fri or at least four times a week and we go around eight thirty – nine at night, which is good because it’s got us into a routine. For anyone thinking about joining a gym or struggling to stay motivated is definitely recommend sticking to the same days/times that you go as that’s really helped us.
I haven’t seen too much physical change yet but I’ve noticed I’m becoming more active and fit. My first day I could only walk/jog around one mile and I’d need to get off the treadmill, however Monday I walked nearly three miles with some thirty second running throughout.
I’ll write some posts about the meal preps Toney has been preparing for us as we’ve both been loving them and actually sticking to them too! I’ll keep you updated with our progress, (got to love before & after pics) and I’ll include anything else we’ve used to help us get into better shape.