My Fitness Diary: Week One

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'Here's to being fitter and healthier in 2015!'

I know, I know, you've heard it all before as I feel like every man and his dog has the same New Year's resolution...eat healthier and do more exercise.
I'm certainly of no exception to this, and I've taken it upon myself to really stick to it this year (at least for the most part anyway, cos yano, chocolate still exists!)

I'm week one into my healthier life and I am bloomin' loving it! I have been eating better and trying foods out that I'd never thought could replace chips and pizza before! I've been out running twice this week as well, which is a massive achievement for someone like me who gets out of breath just walking up and down the stairs. I've always had a phobia of going out running, some sort of self-conscious complex in that I felt like everyone would be staring at me as I ran past them, but finally after months of saying I was going to start, I took the plunge and just went for it! 
And would you believe, I ran 2 whole miles without stopping once and now loved it so much I want to run every day!

I feel like where people fail with trying to change their lifestyle though, is not being realistic. I know from my own experiences that if you go from eating takeaways twice and week and no exercise whatsoever to only eating green foods and trying to work out everyday, you're not going to get very far with it. Same in the way if you try to cut out every little thing that you feel is bad for you.
For the main part this week, I've been eating more fruit and vegetables, switched to wholegrain bread and soy milk, and I've stopped adding sugar to my drinks. But I've allowed myself a couple of mini treats every now and again and I've decided to just embrace my love of coffee instead of cutting it out altogether - I now enjoy it with soy milk and no sugar! Baby steps, people...

I think writing down your fitness journey helps too, whether that's keeping a food and exercise diary (the app My Fitness Pal is great for this!) or just simply writing down how you feel after each day of being healthier, and taking photos of your progress, so that you know that it is all worth something when you're craving cheesy chips at 11pm every night!
I've decided to add it into my blog routine by documenting my journey in posts like this, which I hope you have enjoyed reading! I'll be back with another installment next week when fingers crossed I've been able to stick with it!

Have you made any similar resolutions? Do you have any tips or tricks to keep yourself going? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to enter my Winter beauty favourites giveaway

Always, Alice x

5 comments :

  1. Aw I'm so glad you're enjoying running! I've never really got into running but I love jumping about so I've found a great fitness class which I love! Cheese and pizza isn't much of an issue for me, it's definitely chocolate and sweets! My resolution this year is to cook more as I feel this is the root of a healthier lifestyle! I'm looking forward to reading your fitness diaries!

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Woo you have been doing so well! Glad you enjoyed the running as well. I have definitely tried to be healthier this week too, I even chose sushi over McDonalds so think I am doing well do far!! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  3. I seriously need to work on my fitness! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. It sounds like you are doing really well, keep it up :) I'm training to run 5k, as running is something I've always wanted to be able to do! I've actually started a similar post on my blog, feel free to have a read www.themodernpastime.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/health-kick-day-4 x

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  5. You go girl! I too am trying to shape up and be a lot healthier this year! This post has given me some motivation ;) x

    kittensintophats.blogspot.co.uk

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