So if you haven’t been following my incessant ramblings on Twitter, you won’t know that I’m trying to be fit and healthy.
Many failed attempts have come before me, but I don’t think this should be a reason not to keep on trying.
But the whole attempt to be fit and healthy has led me to question what exactly fit and healthy is.
So yesterday I ended up doing 76 minutes of exercise (morning swim, lunchtime walk and dog walking in the evening), and I didn’t have a single unhealthy snack all day. I felt good about myself, but several times throughout the day I did feel cravings for all things bad. In fact, I had an unfinished pot of Pringles and an open bottle of Ginger Beer taunting me, as well as work colleagues who waved chocolate in front of my face to see if they could break me!
I don’t know if that’s what I’m supposed to feel? Am I supposed to be fighting urges all day, or will get easier the more I stick to a new routine?
I’ve spent 21 years of my life having never had to restrict my diet, having always been underweight, and now that I’m suddenly taking a real look at it, I don’t even know where to start. (I realise this makes me sound ridiculously privileged and a bit stupid, but my metabolism took a whole lot of time to catch up with me!)
Does fit really mean always eating healthier snacks or doing hours of exercise every day?
I mean, in reality I’ve got a very small amount of weight to lose, and it’s not really about that at all, for me it’s about toning up, being able to button up my jeans again.
A big downfall is also that I can’t run, because of a recurring injury. But I can’t use that as an excuse.
So here is my schedule to try and achieve something better than what I am currently!
Breakfast: Granola and yoghurt
Lunch: leftovers from dinner or avocado toasted bagel (I’m hipster ok).
Dinner: This varies a lot, but something packed with veggies and protein.
Snacks: fruit (and yoghurt if necessary!)
Mondays – Zumba class
Tuesdays – Sworkit work out/dog walking
Wednesdays – Morning Swim
Thursdays – Sworkit work out/dog walking
Friday – Morning Swim
Saturday – Sworkit work out/dog walking
Sunday – Swim/Sworkit/Walking
It’s not an incredibly strict schedule, but I’m hoping that it’ll allow me to get 30 mins in a day as recommended by pretty much everyone.
Please do give me tips, I certainly need help!