Sunday, 4 September 2016

My Fitness Journal Week One

Hi Lovelies
When it comes to health and fitness I would say I am pretty happy at how well I am doing so far this year and I will continue as always with my goals for the rest of 2016 and beyond! I am a curvy size 16 and I feel very fit and healthy and always try and do as much exercise as possible that fits well with my routine of being a mum and also writing on my blog.

I started 2016 with big weight loss goals but seeing as times gone on my goals have changed and I have realised numbers on the scale don't matter and being fit in other ways is more important. I have hidden my scales and now just have a fitness journal instead. I have a food diary to make sure I am getting what I need in my diet. I'm not going to lie I do have a the odd bit of junk food every now and again like some cake when I visit my mum or something.

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Food diary 
When it comes to food I have swapped a few foods to healthier alternatives such as rice, pasta and bread to the wholemeal versions as they have more fibre which  helps with foods digestion. 

I have also included more fruit and veg in my diet to help me keep fuller for longer and of course they have lots of health benefits too. My favourite fruits at the moment have to be spotty bananas and apples! they are so tasty :)

Fitness Diary 
Since the start of spring I have been jogging at least one a week (very soon I will be doing this 2-3 times a week because I enjoy it so much) Since I started jogging to now I have improved so much and can now jog for up to 20 minutes with some intervals of running too. Another thing I like to do when I jog is go for long walks, its great for cooling down and also for getting me 10,000 steps goals for the day .

Since the start of September I have joined the Gym and I am so glad I did because I have started weight training, at the moment my favourite thing to do is squats! they are hard to do at first but once you get your form right its fun, hopefully soon I will be able to squat with weights and when I do I am sure they will be photos on my blog about it.

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Goal of being a wrestler 
Ever since I was a child I have loved wrestling and have always admired the wrestlers because its hard work with so many shows a week and lots of travelling. Some of  my favourites of all time have to be The Rock, Roman Reigns and Eddie Guerrero.  But one that stuck out  the most for me had to be Chyna, I just loved the way she wrestled and it didn't matter if her opponents were male or female she was brilliant and was very professional. She has inspired me in a way to actually try and do my dream of being a wrestler myself.

I have always wanted to train to be a wrestler and I know I might not be the best in the world but I just want to try it because I know its something I would enjoy. I just need the confidence to do it and fingers crossed I will be training very soon.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post, next Sunday they will be an update and so and so forth for the weeks, months ahead. I post a lot of updates on my my social media so follow below or on my right hand side panel for updates.

Melissa x

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30 comments

  1. Spotty bananas me too! I think they taste better. I've also stopped weighing myself and going by how my clothes fit and what my body looks like, considering muscle weighs more than fat, I'm lucky as my scales let me know how much body fat I have. R.I.P Chyna, me and you both, I indulge in wrestling still and wanted to be one myself, I think when it comes to training in general there's a lot of discipline and dedication, good luck!

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    1. totally agree its a lot of discipline and dedication, my partner is training to be a wrestler at the moment and it takes a lot of time and effort :)

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  2. I can eat bags and bags of propercorn, it's delicious. My favourite is vanilla and coconut. I do buy the huge ones though and eat it in a day, oops!

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    1. its totally the best popcorn ever :)

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  3. Love this series idea - I'm going on a healthkick after our holiday so may well join you in the updates!

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    1. thanks very much! hope you have a nice holiday :)

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  4. Wow I wasn't expecting the third title at all - what a cool ambition! You seem to be heading in the right direction x

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    1. I know its not the usual haha :) thanks

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  5. Good for you for getting fitter - jogging is a sure fire way to boost your cardiovascular ability.

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    1. thanks, jogging is easy for me because I find it fun especially with my partner :)

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  6. Go you! I think being a pro-wrestler is an awesome goal!

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  7. Good on you, sounds like you've made a great start :)

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  8. I'm so impressed that you love jogging so much, well done for all your positive changes x

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  9. Well done - looking forward to seeing how you d next week too!

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  10. This will be an awesome journey to follow. I heard squats are huge calorie burners since they work so many muscles at once.

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  11. Well done for joining the gym and good luck with your weight goal. I think you look great as you are though and glad to see you enjoy running too!

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  12. I am still struggling to give up rice. I still stick up with red or brown though, to make it healthier. I am happy how your fitness plan going. Keep it up! :)

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  13. Good on you, perhaps you can kick me up the backside about going to the gym. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  14. I love that you have hidden the scales, I am always told to go nowhere near them x

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  15. Go you! Such great goals. Loving your attitude and enthusiasm! (I love that popcorn too!)

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  16. Sounds like your doing great! And the right way too. There are so many unrealistic goals out there, well done for knowing yourself and allowing yourself treats too! I would for sure purge or pig out if I didn't let myself have some treats. Look forward to seeing more about your journey x

    Cutepandaa

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  17. good luck to you! you can definitely become a wrestle since you've put your mind to it! i love doing squats in the free weights :)

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  18. The hardest part is just getting started, so you are doing great!

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  19. I'm hoping to start my smoothies again, I need to stay motivated to exercise though.

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  20. Well done you and all the best :) Hope you achieve your goal

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  21. Good for you for wanting to get healthier. Wishing you the best of luck.

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  22. Can't wait to hear more about your training. I'm obsessed with WWE X

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  23. My husband things I'm crazy as I like bananas when they are almost green. Good luck with your journey!

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  24. I think throwing away the scales is a great thing. I think you know when your body is changing and if you're happy with how you look and feel. It's not abut the number on a machine.

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  25. Lots of small meals through out the day is best... keep grazing! Great you are documenting it... helps keep on track.

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