Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Healthy July



Since coming home from uni for the summer I've been feeling pretty unhealthy, and I've decided that the start of July (and the realisation of what I look like in a summer dress!) is a good time to start a healthier way of living. Being at home has meant no walking to lectures, no calorie-burning dance classes, and a larder full of lovely food that I don't normally have at uni! I've started to feel sluggish, unhappy about my figure and skin, and generally unfit. Here's what I'm going to do in July to look and feel happy for summer!

- Running. Even the word fills me with dread, but I've found these podcasts (from the NHS) for the running virgin like me. I've done the first podcast a couple of times with a friend and whilst they nearly killed me, I got through them!

- Swimersize! I've started going to a swimming exercise class with my Mum, which is a combination of swimming lengths of the pool and static exercises in both the shallow and deep ends. If you really put everything into it, it's a really good workout.

- Toning. If you haven't already stumbled upon Blogilates on Youtube, you need to take a look! Instructer Cassey gives you hundreds of routines from ab workouts to inner-thigh toning sessions; it's like having your own personal trainer, but for FREE :D

- Diet - I'm not actually going to be 'dieting' as such, but I'm going to try to cut back on bread and cheese, and replace cakes and chocolates with strawberries and bananas. I've also discovered that we have a smoothie maker, so I've been experimenting with making healthy juices and smoothies!

Is any one else embracing a healthier lifestyle this month?

Amy
xxx

20 comments:

  1. I to have just got my bum back in the gym and it feels amazing! xx

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Yes, healthy summer it is! (Although I just ate a packet of fruit pastilles...still...got to start somewhere, at least the word 'fruit' is in them)...xxx

    The perks of being a hipster

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  3. This post has motivated me to try and be a bit more active now it's summer. Thanks for the links to the podcasts and Blogilates channel! :D

    Colour Shimmer Sparkle
    Bree

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  4. Well done you! I've had a similar idea, though whether I manage to stick with it is another matter entirely! I've been attending Body Balance classes, which are a mix of tai chi, yoga and Pilates. I will have a look at those links, blogilates sounds perfect! Great post!
    Carrie:Brighton xx

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    1. Body Balance sounds amazing! I'm definitely going to have a look for similar classes near me! XXX

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  5. Very cute shoes and sports bra! Casey is so much fun! I've been absolutely loving her clean, cheap eats recently! :)

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    1. She's great isn't she! I'm aching today from doing one of her old workout videos yesterday! XXX

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    2. Running is my new thing that I hope to take up after I get my running shoes, so thank you so much for the linking the podcast because I wasn't sure how much I should start running! How's the running going? :)

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    3. Aw you're welcome. Good luck with it; it's tough! I haven't been able to go running for a couple of weeks as I injured my foot at work :( Such a bummer. XXX

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  6. I need to start doing more exercise and eating healthily! I did a pilates class this morning and always find it easier to eat healthy food during summer.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I want to but I'm sooo lazy! Love the trainers, I really want some 'girly' sportswear and trainers like it x

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  8. Awwww, good luck!! Cute shoes and sports bra!!

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

    Brittany, xx

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  10. I'm going to California at the end of this month and I am trying to tone up this month for it! I am eating better and swimming laps. I'm also trying to stop eating late night snacks! Great Post xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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    1. I'm trying to tone up for the beach too! Good luck :) XXX

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  11. Swimming is actually a really good workout if you properly go for it! I did it one morning during my Race for Life training and I was aching straight after! x

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  12. Love this post! I also blog about health & fitness as I am trying to become healthier and fitter. Hope we both achieve our goals :)

    C x | gymbagsandgladrags.com

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  13. This post is great, sounds like a lot of good exercises!!
    Do you feel better about yourself now? Have you kept it up?

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    1. I was doing pretty well until my holiday last week; everything went down the drain! Hoping to get back into shape again now though :) XXX

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