Friday, 29 January 2016

Fitness Friday #4 - January Round Up

So this week is the last week of Lucy Wyndham-Read's intermediate January calender, I wanted to do a round up of how the month went. 

First of all, this is the first month in a while (I'm talking a couple of years here at least) that I have worked out so consistently. I mean I think I have only had 6 days off from exercising, which I think is pretty good going. I have got to the stage now, where I don't want to break my trend and even if I am low on motivation I still feel like I need to do it so I can say, I've worked out six times this week. This may be a little immature, but sometimes you need to be proud of yourself and this is one of those times. I have also really enjoyed the workouts and although I feel pushed doing the workouts I don't get so completely exhausted that I can't do another one the day after. 

My eating regime has also become a lot better, this week I have started doing fruit salads for myself as a snack at work, and I really look forward to eating this. This month I also started making my own soups and although this hasn't gone to plan every week I am getting there. I also have to point out that although at the weekends I don't completely let myself go I am a lot less restrictive with what I eat, and this even happens in the week sometimes too. 

My Goals For February:  
I am going to make these small goals but something I think I can definitely achieve: 

  • Make some iron rich soups - this month I have made all vegetarian soups, as I thought these would be easier for me to make, which they have been but I am a little worried that my iron will start to go down. So if anyone can recommend any soups that are high in iron, preferably vegetarian that would be very helpful.
  • Drink two litres of water a day - I feel like if I can get into a habit of this my body will benefit a lot. 
  • Stop drinking diet coke - this is the one thing I want to get rid of out of my life, I feel like it is so bad for me yet I still keep drinking it. I am not as bad as I used to be. So I am going to do the first two weeks with only one diet coke and the last two with none and see how that work out for me. 
Now here is a look at my workout for the week, although I have enjoyed this I can't wait for Lucy's new programme next week:

Friday - 
100 high knees
15 Minute No Excuses Bodyweight Workout - POPSUGAR Fitness (This had a warm down in it so I did this at the very end of my workout)
6 Minute Thigh Hiit Workout - Lucy Wyndham-Read

Saturday - 
100 high knees
20 Minute Total Body Strength and Cardio Workout - Fitness Blender
Stretches for Tense Shoulders - PsycheTruth

Sunday - Rest day :D

Monday - 
100 high knees
Hiit That Booty - Lucy Wyndham-Read (Found this hard today, don't think I left enough time after eating, ooooops) 
Some stretches of my own. 

Tuesday - 
100 high knees
At Home Cardio Workout with No Equipment - FitnessBlender (omg this was tough, had to take a few extra breaks)
3 Minute Arm Workout - Lucy Wyndham-Read
Yoga Camp Day 25 - Yoga with Adriene 

Wednesday - 
100 high knees
Calorie Melting and Total Body Chair Workout - Lucy Wyndham-Read (I still can't do those lunges without hitting my foot on the chair :/) 
Light Cardio and Stretching Coold Down Workout - Fitness Blender 

Thursday - 
100 high knees
Hiit 2016 Workout - Lucy Wyndham-Read (Twice)
Some of my own stretches. 

See you soon.



  1. I love this post. Some great ideas for workouts, I'll be looking in to these :)

    Hannah xx

  2. I love this post! I am trying to get back on track, and back on a healthy diet/fitness routin . This is great motivation! Thanks for sharing.