This year my Christmas presents revolved around a very distinct theme. Fitness. I was lucky enough to get vouchers for some fab new threads to wear at the gym and a few other things besides.
I took my first outfit for a 6.5km run today and it felt great. The tank and shorts are from Lucas Hugh if you like the look of them.
Gotta love a Rebel Sport sale. I really like the colours in this hoodie as well as the retro styling. Makes a nice change from wearing black to the gym.
Love my new Lorna Jane neon shorts. Nice and bright for summer and should be good for The Colour Run in January too.
An easy one today. I’ve just started on the Les Mills – Look Better Naked course with three other girls that I train with regularly. There are also three new girls in the group who have just started the programme. I think they were in a bit of shock from their first session on Monday so this should stop them getting scared off. For me the tough part is the diet. It seems like it’s not restrictive but it really is. Each day I have to consume 2ltrs water minimum, no more than 2 servings of fruit, 4 servings of carbs, 5 servings of protein, 2 fats and as many veges as I like (5+ recommended) provided they are not carrots, potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, corn, parsnip etc. One serving is 1/2 cup in size for carbs and veges, 1 serving of protein is 100gm and 1 serving of fat is 1/4 avocado or 1/2 tbsp olive oil or 2 egg yolks or 10 nuts for example. I find it tricky to stay within 2 fats per day so, I don’t add any oil to salads or vegetables. Salt, pepper and lemon juice are ok though. I’ve also decided I’m going to have a cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, lemon, green apple, cos lettuce and spinach juice in the afternoons to prevent snacking. I guess we’ll have to see how that goes…..
Here are some demos for you:
Medicine Ball Slams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWghPf9dso0
Stationary Lunges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCpu8IhLvBg
Hip Thrusts (This video is kind of hilarious. But at least you can see what the exercise is.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4A1DkTleg
Box Jumps (I use a step and make it about 4 levels high) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc65Gdd2Omg
Calf Raises http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwLzBJYoWlI
Ice Skaters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnZtEoYNs1A
Walking Lunges (Sorry about the music on this one, the technique is good though.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoYbW34tFU
Squat Jumps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVaEhXotL7M
Side Plank https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyr6ETMJT0M
Back Extensions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrS8vOLpVfc