January Update

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction”

So we’re a couple weeks into the new year and the ‘new me’ phase is slowly fading. I’ve said it before- I don’t believe in short-term diets. I believe you should gradually cut out the crap and make small, long-term changes.

Yo-yo dieting for your body confuses your metabolism. However, it is good having a little detox here and there. I feel people get themselves down for feeling guilty about missing a fitness class/ workout/ training session. Or people that feel they need to turn a cheat meal… into a cheat day… then into a cheat weekend. I believe in balance!!!

I probably would say I am healthy 80% of the time and eat unhealthier things 20% of the time. If I feel I’m craving something sugary at lunchtime, I have it and don’t feel guilty about it. If we get a dominoes (I normally feel bleugh after it anyway) but I just know I can work the following session a little bit harder. I occasional track my macros and get familiar with what meals reach what, but I don’t take it too seriously. Hats off to those that day, it’s all about what works for each individual!

Cardio is always easier when you know you’ve got a holiday coming up (personal opinion) so this is gonna be easier, but it doesn’t mean you should get yourself down for not putting 100% into EVERY training session.

Currently, I am aiming for 12,000 steps a day on my Fitbit. Some days I get 4,000. Others I get 20,000… so I’m aiming for this as an ‘average’. I am gyming a couple days a week and going to 4 classes a week. One day before I work in the clinic on the evening, I’m going to try and keep up the 3 classes back to back that I’ve done today. (1 is an abs class so only 15 mins) and this is a good all over workout on top of my current training plan. I really want to get into a stretch/ yoga class as my flexibility is awful compared to how it used to be. So this is a goal for 2017!

Eating wise, I would say I have been ‘healthy’. I keep feeling like I am coming down with the cold, although it has not really come to anything. I’ve been going to my favourite organic cafe for my usual sunrise smoothie and soup of the day. I’ve still never tried anything else…

Interesting Breakdown
Organic Cafe, Morningside (Edinburgh)

If you need any personalised guidance, you know where I am!

Thanks for reading,Β 

Hannah xΒ 


Published by H a n n a H

Passionate about keeping healthy, happy and seeing the world.

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