“Hardcore” Excercise Regime

Keeping in mind that I might make alterations and updates as I go along, here is the great WEIGHT LOSS PLAN…….

First of all, I’d like to say that I don’t particularly believe in diets and completely cutting out certain foods or food groups. I’ve tried this before without any success and cutting out bread was a complete disaster. To this day, my boyfriend and I refer to it as the “Breadroll Incident of 2008″……perhaps one day I’ll explain that one! So, I want to tackle this as more of a lifestyle change and complete overhaul of my eating habits. I’ve spoken with nutritionists regarding this, so am pretty confident that I know what I’m doing. I’ll post a lot of easy and healthy recipes on my “Recipes” page, so keep an eye out for that.

Secondly, I need to exercise more. It’s as simple as that. This will be one of my biggest challenges, and I’m hoping with encouragement and results that I can stick to the regime I lay out for myself.  I’ve tried so many gyms over the years and I’ve never been a regular user. So, I’ve bought myself a new pair of running shoes and aim to be doing that instead. I live close to a park, so that’ll help with scenery! Also, I bought a rowing machine about a year ago (which I never use), so will be dragging that out of storage for those rainy days, or when I’m not in the mood for a run. Lastly, I’ve signed up to a beginners Pilates class. Every Tuesday, I’ll be heading over to the Awareness Centre for some stretching and toning action. 😉

Thirdly, I don’t want to over-complicate my life, so have drawn up a few simple rules that I HAVE to follow every day/week. So without any further ado, here are my 10 new rules for adopting a better and healthier lifestyle:

1. Drink 1.5litres of water a day.

2. No more than 2 cups of coffee a day.

3. Take a healthy packed lunch and snacks to work every day (Not only will this save me money, but it’ll stop me from buying some horribly calorific lunch).

4. Have one meal a day with absolutely no carbs.

5. Stop eating when I feel full and stop having the same portions sizes as my boyfriend.

6. I can have one indulgent thing a week. Preferably on a weekend, and nothing too overboard that’ll ruin my hard work in the week.

7. Plan all my meals for the week ahead, so no unnecessary shopping or food wastage.

8. Cut down on the amount of wine I drink.

9. Do exercise at least 4 days of the week. Running, rowing and Pilates. It doesn’t matter which days and in which order, as long as I do a minimum of 4 days exercise a   week.

10. Walk up escalators and stairs. Also, walk from or to the station whenever possible.

Hopefully, by following these 10 rules, I’ll be able to achieve my goal. I think the above are all easy and achievable rules, so it won’t be a big shock to the system. I believe that if you make smaller and more regular changes to your life, they’re easier to do and easier to stick to. I’m sure I’ll be adding to them as I go along, but I feel confident starting with these ten.

So, here’s to the next year of my life & making the changes I need to be a happier me.

Wish me luck!!   🙂


One thought on ““Hardcore” Excercise Regime

  1. good luck Lynneee!!! what you are doing is a huge encouragement to me, as i have been trying to loose weight for years too… i especially love the portion/boyfriend thing 🙂 i did that too…

    i had success with weighless, however i found it extremely hard to stick to… but it did help in realising that its not only what you eat but WHEN… instead of 3 meals a day they encourage you to have small portions but more often, so in the morning 20 grams or 3 or so spoons of bran type cereal with fat free milk, then 2 hours later, a yogurt and fruit, then two hours later, a healthy lunch, then again 2 hours after that a mid afternoon snack, then a small dinner..blah blah blah,

    i dont stick to weighing the food so much, but if i keep the portions small, you can pretty much eat whatever you like, bread wholewheat etc, pasta salad… chocolates not so much 🙂

    also in terms of exercise i recently got myself a copy of Jillian Micheals 30 day shred… hahah its quite funny, but the best thing about it is that its 20 minutes, so you save a lot of time… funnily enough the exercises are what we would do as warm up for hockey or whatever, but they are quite intensive, i found that by the 3rd day i was more sore from tired muscles and it was harder on the 3rd day as opposed to the first… but tis quite fun, AND SHORT, and hopefully effective, we shall see….

    anyway good luck!!! and keep it up!

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