At the beginning of the year, I published a post titled ‘New Year, New Me’ where I discussed my high blood pressure diagnosis and the incentive this gave me to lead a healthier lifestyle through exercise and my diet.
Throughout the whole of school and university I was active through the hockey and netball team, and later kickboxing. I don’t really know at what point my enthusiasm dwindled because I have always enjoyed working out, as well as using it as an escape from day-to-day life. I am, however, pleased to say that the changes I wanted have been implemented, and that enthusiasm has returned, for the most part.
If am to be honest, I seem to manage a few weeks where I show complete commitment to a fitness programme before indulging one week and then struggling to get back into the swing of it. I was going to the gym three times a week, attending a military style boot camp twice a week and yoga once a week. I have recently decided to give the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (BBG) a go to give my workouts more structure and keeping me on track.
There is obviously still a long journey ahead but I am feeling much healthier, both mentally and physically, and it has been great to see the small changes to my body especially when I am consistent. My main goal was to strengthen my heart through cardio training, which I have worked towards. I now want to incorporate more resistance and weight training to tone up.
I understand this a rather generic update to my fitness, but I hope that I will have more of a presence on my blog and will provide detailed weekly updates, including photos of my workouts and meals.