1 June 2012

Four days to go....

Until I will be here:


Hopefully with one of these in hand:

Mmmmm.  I literally could not be more excited.  I have my bikinis, books and factor 50 at the ready (yes I seriously do wear SPF 50 wherever I go on holiday (in fact let's be honest, I even wear it on my face, chest and hands just for walking around London when it's sunny)... I'm scared of wrinkles!).

I have been incredibly well behaved this week in regards to eating, drinking and exercise.  A drop of alcohol has not passed my lips since Sunday (this is quite an achievement considering the boy and I drink almost every night together).  Diet wise I'm probably eating more than I did before but I'm eating differently - I've started eating breakfast which I hardly ever do; usually just a piece of fruit first thing and maybe some yoghurt and then having an extra meal at work of either porridge and honey or some grilled mushrooms and baked beans.  I don't eat lunch as my busiest hours at work are lunch time so I eat again around 4pm or just wait until I get home for dinner.  My meals have mainly just been salads with some form of protein: chicken, steak or tuna.  I haven't eaten bread, pasta or potatoes since Sunday but the starchy carbs I'm eating are things like wholemeal crackers as a snack, corn cakes, popcorn, etc.  I've also been snacking on carrots and hummous, celery, tzatziki (my fave!!) things like that.  So from the girl who usually eats a pizza a week and lives off ready meals I feel this is quite the accomplishment.

 




My biggest accomplishment this week though has definitely been my exercise regime.  I have never been someone who exercises regularly and to be honest, I don't enjoy exercise at all.  I do, however, enjoy the results and in my opinion the fastest way to shape up is by running.  I have run 5k every day since Monday... this morning I even got up before 6am to go for a run before work (I know! Who am I?!).  Running on a treadmill is fine but I think you see results faster if you run outside and let's be honest who wants to run whilst  staring at a reflection of themselves when they could be running through a park or past a lake etc?!   I am lucky enough to have Clapham Common at the end of my street and although I get lost every time I go there it definitely feels like a breeze running for half an hour around it as opposed to pounding away on a treadmill.

I honestly believe anyone can run.  I am so unfit and it doesn't take long to be able to build up to a full 30 minute run.  You don't even have to run, just jog or even walk briskly...pick a scenic route and go for it!  And most importantly have a playlist on your iPod that will help you stick to it.  There are so many times when I have hit ten minutes and I just want to give up and then suddenly before I know it bam, 30 minutes... today I actually did 45 because I got lost haha.

I feel very inspired!  I hope I can keep it up!  I shall leave you all with some motivational pictures




Does anybody else run?

Hope you're all having a great week.  It's Friday tomorrow :D

20 comments:

  1. That's really great, I'm proud of you! :)
    I couldn't run to save my life. I rollerblade sometimes, but it's so rare I'm ashamed to say it. I honestly haven't worked out in years, and I feel so bad because of it!
    I guess I'm that way because I've always been naturaly fit, but it's still awful!

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    1. You are lucky though... you have such a naturally toned and slim body!! Mine is not at all. Let's swap!!

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  2. Thank you for your sweet comment ! I'm following you back :) http://southerngloss.blogspot.com - Kelsi

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  3. I need to start running!! I hate the treadmill, I'd rather enjoy the scenery :)

    Now following your blog!
    Janelle

    Say hi sometime! http://www.glamorousmama.com

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  4. I love your blog! I followed! I would love it if you could check out my blog and follow me? Thanks so much! http://camigmakeup4u2c.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Cami

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  5. Aweee I love this!!

    Where are you going girly?!

    Can't wait to see more photos - send me a message when you're back so I can be sure to check out all about your adventure, OK?

    <33333333333
    And great job on your workouts and eating habits!
    That is most excellent!

    XOXOO

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    1. Hey love I'm going to Corfu, an island off Greece. I couldn't be more excited. I hope you have an amazing time in Mexico!! I am very jealous as have never been, can't wait to see your pics from your trip too :) xxx

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  6. The photos of the fruits and salads look so nice, good motivation to eat healthily. I might start doing the same!! Love this post. Fab blog, I'm following
    xoxo
    http://lucylocketinyourpocket.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Well done, you sound like your doing amazing. I need to get back on the healthy eating, I'm lucky I'm naturally slim but I never feel as good as when I'm on a detox.
    I'm now following you :)
    <3

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  8. I love running! I just love the feeling of the wind on my face and that sensation on my legs haha! Keep doing what you're doing, 'cause it's very healthy! I wish I could be that disciplined :)

    xxNyla
    thechroniclesofnyla.wordpress.com

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    1. Well in the past few days I've eaten pizza and nachos and started drinking again so not healthy at all. But I'm going to try and work out whilst we're away so I can keep going and feel a little healthier. Thanks for the encouragement :-) xxx

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  9. Thanks, great post!
    I followed you back :)
    xx

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  10. I've just recently started running myself, and am loving it. I always hated exercise but figured I better start before it catches up with me. It's so hard to give up carbs (and beer)!!!

    xx
    elizabethobsessed.blogspot.com

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  11. I love this post! & the pictures are really inspiring. Strong is definitely the new skinny - I do a lot of dance and pole fitness and I feel so confident and toned. I don't drink very much either but I'd definitely struggle to cut back the mojitos... Love them!

    N xoxo.

    P.s. Now following your blog :) Here's mine:
    http://breathebeautyfitness.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Such an inspirational post! Congrats on sticking to your guns & eating healthier! I've been losing weight and trying my best to be oh so healthy since March of 2011. I've lost 82 pounds so far, but sometimes I need an extra boost of inspiration! Loving the last picture. It's so true! xo, Megs

    princess.hippie.love.

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  13. I love it!!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  14. It's very inspiring post, I should do sports more too! ^^
    Anyway lovely blog you have <3

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  15. I love running! The best time to run is first thing on a morning before there are any cars about, it's just so peaceful!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  16. amazing post :)
    I really try to stay fit!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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