My Fitness Diary: Week Two

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So I made it to Week Two, YAY! I've been enjoying my health kick just as much as I was last week and I've found that I'm starting to see some of the benefits already! Obviously I haven't toned up or anything just yet after only a handful of runs, but I already feel like some of my clothes fit me a little better and I'm a whole lot less bloated then I used to be, which is great as I no longer feel miserable about my appearance every day...win!

The main change for me this week comes with drinking more water. It is definitely something I struggle with as I am a self-confessed tea and coffee junkie but I've found even just drinking one big glass of water a day makes a real difference in my mood and how my body feels! I've realised that I drink far quicker and far more when I drink through a straw so I picked up a plastic cup with straw attached from my local Primark store to aid me in my quest to drink more fluids! I put fill it and put it in the fridge every night before bed and after breakfast so that I have an ice cold glass of water to drink first thing in a morning and to enjoy with my lunch too.
I can't say much for the effect this is having on my skin just yet, but I can put up with the dark circles for a bit longer...

This week it's also been lovely to share my new found healthiness with a good friend of mine, Emily. I think it is keeping us both all the more motivated knowing that there is someone who shares our need to get fit! I've found she's a good running partner too, which is great for me at the minute as I can't quite build up that courage to go running solo just yet!

How are your new years resolutions going? Do you have any healthy tips to pass on? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to enter my Winter Beauty Favourites giveaway

Always, Alice x

10 comments :

  1. The hardest part for me is drinking more water, not that I don't like water or anything I just forget to drink it but I need to start buckling down (:

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  2. Well done for drinking more water! I'm think I am one of the lucky ones that just loves drinking water and I easily manage to drink 2 - 3 litres a day, I just love water aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  3. Your running shoes are beautiful! Well done on keeping up the fitness :) the best tip I can have for running, is sign up for a race! It gives you so much more motivation on days when you don't want to run. I signed up for a half marathon in December (for March) and I've been doing so much more motivated runs than if I had nothing to aim for!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  4. Keep it up! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. I wish I had the motivation to work out!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    ♥♥♥

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  6. I love the trainers.

    Well done on keeping it up! I've been doing a weekly update of my fitness on my fitness blog too, I find it really does help me stay motivated knowing that I'll have to do a roundup of my progress :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  7. Hey thanks for the follow on bloglovin. I'm also on a health kick but have yet to see much in the way of results. Don't think I could bear to give up caffeine though! Maybe later...xxx Meryl

    www.thenextactivity.com

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  8. I swear by drinking water through a straw too! I make breakfast smoothies the night before and put them in the fridge ready for the morning. I've found cutting out my breakfast cereal at my desk every morning helps eliminate that dreaded 3pm slump!
    Cx
    charliedistracted.com

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  9. I drink loads of water and it definitely helps me stay alert through the day and my skin has become much clearer! It's so good that you have a 'fit friend' I definitely found that having someone to go out running with and eat healthy with helps stay fit!

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

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