Tuesday 17 April 2018

Mid Month More About Me - April

So I have some more update about my fitness for you. 

My fitness is something that I have been working hard on lately and I have taken it to the next level by doing even more classes and also working out at home. 

I am also starting to think about the foods I eat too. 

Here is a little more about my month of fitness. 

Areal Hoop 

After doing so well on the pole, I have now taken up Areal Hoop. I must admit, it has been something I have fancied as soon as I found out that the Cloud Areal Arts group does it , but I thought to myself I shall wait until I have got myself a little more strength before I start.

I am glad I did because wow, it takes a ton of strength to get up there and pull out some of the moves. I was quite able to pull out some moves on the hoop the first week I tried, though I did end up coming away with some bruises. Today was week 3 of hoop and managed to see how much my strength had increased from the first week. I am also bruising less which is good. 

Week 1


Week 2


Week 3 


Working Out 

Working out at home is something I have now started doing and I have noticed such a difference in how toned by body is since I started. I also have noticed I have lost weight which wasn't planned as I mostly wanted to tone, but looking at myself I have lost weight from my stomach and hips.
I am doing things like Squats, Sit ups, Leg raises, and the plank and these are all starting to tone me up really well. I get such a buzz after doing these exercises and it really does give me a boost of energy.

As well as this I have been doing a lot more stretching and started to build strength in my arms with push ups and handstands.  



Eating Healthy 

I am definitely not on a diet. But I have started to think a little more about the foods I am eating. Which ones give me energy and also protein to build my muscle. I have started to try and eat more chicken, beetroot, and also fruit. I also want to build up my iron as I know that will help my energy so eating green veg and salad like spinach and rocket. Luckily I do love eating those and could actually happily sit and eat them like a bag of sweets.

I am really happy with how my body is shaping up so far, I am definitely seeing more definition on my body and seeing some muscle develop. But I have a way to go yet when it comes to full strength and muscle tone.

But I am keeping going and for now, I am pretty pleased with myself.

If working out isn't something you do, you should think about giving it a go. I never though I would enjoy it as much as I am, but its doing my moods, energy and body a power of good. 


Do you work out? 
What kind of exercise do you like to do? 




 



11 comments:

  1. I don’t work out that much but my favourite thing to do is swimming

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  2. No. I do like swimming, and walking.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. I know it is difficult and you have to work so hard but you make it look so easy, which must mean you're very good at it :) x

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  4. I dont - used to 20 years ago - takes some stamina TO do what YOU do

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  5. Aerial fitness :- Photos look good. You seem to be very fit. Wondering if your class do displays, events, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. this looks hard but also looks so cool

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  7. Wondering how your exercising is at home. I can imagine Lily trying to copy you.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Do you have any plans for outdoor activities, walks in the park, nature trails, etc. As now we seem to be getting some brighter, warmer days.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. I want to buy a treadmill this year I used to have one about 15 years ago

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  10. I go to the gym but get a bit bored - the hoop looks like lots of fun but I imagine you must have a lot of upper body strength!

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  11. I love this! I have a friend who does arial hoop and I am super jealous because I would love to do it! Sadly she lives miles away from me and I don't know anywhere local to me that does it. Plus I think I'm a bit too heavy for it at the moment!
    I love swimming and I do 64 (25 metres) lengths 3 times a week. Plus I also do martial arts - Ju Jitsu once a week!

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