There have been many times where I’ve made attempts to lead a healthier lifestyle but none of them have stuck. I’m not great at forming habits and routines so I tend to just forget about doing exercise. That’s why I’ve decided to blog about it, and all the changes that I’m making to become healthier. I think a big part of my lack of motivation for doing exercise has mostly been that I’m not overweight, I’ve always been a perfectly healthy weight. However, that doesn’t mean I’m healthy. My fitness levels aren’t great and that’s what I want to change. If I happen to get nice and toned in the process then that would be a great bonus too.
I’ve been making these changes in exercise habits with the help of Gymcube who have kindly given me a free subscription to the site. Going to the gym has never appealed to me, but finding the motivation and the right ways to work out at home is a struggle. However, the diversity of the exercise videos available on the Gymcube site have already made it easier to get into a bit of a routine. I started using the site two weeks ago and so far I’ve been enjoying a mix of ‘advanced’ upbeat and high energy work outs along with some yoga sessions. I haven’t been pushing myself too hard or exercising every single day as I’m just starting out and don’t want to set myself up for failure. I’m aiming to complete a video three times a week.
There’s also a nutrition section of the site which is undoubtedly going to be a massive help to me as even though I’m aware that I eat too much of certain foods I don’t have the willpower to change, so hopefully learning more about it will help my mind to readjust and I can learn from the healthy recipes and cooking videos that are provided. Gymcube offer a free seven day trial so I’d really recommend checking it out!
One dietary change I have made in the last few months though is drinking more water and it’s just fabulous. My skin is better, I rarely get headaches and I just feel better. I used to start every single day with a cup of tea but have switched this to a big glass of water instead, I now only feel like having a cup of tea once a day, if that. My body craves water instead. Sometimes I’ll have squash instead if I want something with flavour but it’s also cut down the amount that I drink fizzy drinks too. I pretty much only have them when I’m out and about and don’t want water which makes it like a nice treat. I mentioned this in my May Favourites but the main way that I track how much water I’m drinking is with the app Plant Nanny, it’s a super cute way to make sure you’re hydrated.
I’ll be keeping track of my progress and I’ll be letting you know how I get on. I feel for the first time that this might actually be something I stick to. I’d love to know if you’re doing something similar!