For today’s post, I wanted to simply have a chat with you all. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and I’m sorry for the lack of posts, tweets, emails etc. Thank you so much for sticking by me. I went through a tough time in February and it sort of rolled into March. Aside from going to work, I turned into a recluse. I shut myself off from the world, stopped going to the gym and stopped caring about what I ate. I tried a few times to get back into blogging, but I still hadn’t got a handle on my health. How could I blog about fitness when I couldn’t drag myself to the gym or put down the chocolate bar??
Last week I went away with a group of friends to a house we’d rented in Somerset. We were in the heart of the countryside, I truly relaxed and enjoyed the break but I came home weighing the heaviest I have ever been. I’m ready now to take control of my health and fitness and get back into blogging. Eating anything and not working out has taken its toll!
For my diet, I’ll be Eating Clean and following the Tone It Up guidelines. I’ll have one cheat meal a week and one or two clean ‘cheat foods’ a week. I have written up a meal plan and I’m ready! My fitness, however… well, I’m lost! My gym membership is coming to an end and I don’t really want to renew it. My gym is always busy at the times I want to go and it is hard to find space or free machines. The problem is, there aren’t a lot of gyms in my area and I’ve pretty much tried them all! The one I really like is very expensive and I can’t really justify paying that much.
Another option is to sign up to bootcamp, where there are classes held at certain times at different locations outdoors, several times a week. What attracts me to this is having trainer who will guide you and keep things interesting, so it’s less likely that you’ll get bored. Plus it’s a group exercise so you can motivate each other, meet people and make friends. However, I’m not one for cold, rain or mud and I know that I won’t want to go when the weather is bad, which is a problem if we get April Showers!
I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing just yet, but I’ll be using the rest of this month to weigh up my options. At least I’m getting my diet back on track!
That’s enough rambling from me, how have you all been? Is there anything you’ve been struggling with lately? Anything you’ve done well at? Any suggestions of how I can workout? Please leave a comment, I’d love to chat with you all!