- Invest in some stylish running trainers
Like the ones in the images below (I haven't invested yet but I'm getting some for my birthday). I've always hated running trainers, I've always just seen them as ugly and unattractive. Luckily, Nike proved me wrong with their gorgeous pink designs. So I think it's a good idea to invest in some trainers that you like so you feel confidence stepping out of those changing rooms.
|£52, £85, £85, all available at JD Sports|
Honestly, most of my inspiration comes from social media such as Instagram and Tumblr. I search #health #fitness and so many quotes and pics come up that give you ideas and motivation. I always go back to this when I'm feeling lazy.
- Take vitamins
I've started drinking a Berocca every day. For those of you who don't know, Berocca is a tube of vitamin tablets that you can buy in Boots (image below). You add a tablet into a glass of water and wait a couple minutes for it to dissolve. It makes a delicious orange vitamin drink. Although taking vitamins aren't visibly effective, they're doing a world of wonders on the inside, and knowing that makes you feel so much better in yourself. Fish oil tablets are also a good one to take every day.
- Attend classes
I often find I work so much harder when I go to a class with someone pushing you (like a personal trainers). I attended a freestyle class the other day which included weights, push ups, sit ups, lunges, everything. I thought I was going to pass out but that class was the best thing I ever did. Three days on and I'm still in pain. I never would have gone to such extremes if I was on my own. So I would always advise going to classes.
- Do yoga
Yoga is such a calming and effective way of finishing or starting your day. I normally take a yoga class to praise myself at the end of the week for working so hard. It's an hour to stretch, breath and think about life.
Don't stress yourself out about dieting. Who cares if you just ate a biscuit or a chocolate bar. Is it really going to affect you that much if you're really doing your exercise right? Don't get me wrong, eating healthy is the first step to losing weight but telling yourself you can't eat certain things when you really want to will just make you miserable. Everything in moderation.
|An image from Tumblr, my breakfast this morning (croissant stuffed with orange and pear), berocca tablets and myself feeling confident!|