Have you ever walked into the shop and lost all senses of who you are and finally felt like you’re Sol Kezner’s long lost daughter who just got into some chunks and just buys things?! I felt like that the first time I saw the Wow Cosmetics All eyes on me palette! I swear for a full minute I was undistructbable! Forget the budget, Forget the up coming Jan-u-worry, Forget the car service!! I need this palette…
Wow, it has been a while since I have sat down to write! I can assure you, it’s for a good reason though. I haven’t been inspired to write due to personal reasons that I am not quite ready to talk about as in yet but I finally got my pen back. Albeit, I am going to ease back into writing slowly but none the less, I am BACK! My sincere apologies for my absence.
What would be better than kicking things off with something new to my life? My new fitness journey that has been going really well and really strong might I add! To cut a long teary story short, I wasn’t happy with my body, particularly my core area so I have been procrastinating for years to change it. I have tried and failed at many diets and Early last year I started an easy going low carb diet which really kicked things off for me.
Here I what my diet consisted of:
I cut off all processed carbs (Rice, pap, bread ETC) initially I cut them off completely and it was really hard! I am an impulsive person so cold turkey is a very dangerous territory for me because when lights switch off, I will go on a binge so this time around I had to find a way to make this diet work for me so I turned it into an easy going low carb diet. I cut off the above mentioned completely but I could have everything else. I cut down on sugar, so where I would have a 2l bottle of coke a day I cut it down to 1 glass if there is in the house, I stopped going to the shops to buy it.
Through this diet, I lost some weight definitely but I still wasn’t where I wanted to be ideally, Even though I looked much better, I still couldn’t fit well into that dress. I looked wrong in my eyes.
Starting with Gym
So in November 2018 I joined a gym! Yes, I decided this one day that today is the day and I did it! I have made many life changing decision in my short life but this one was the best yet because I saw a different side of me that I didn’t know existed.
At first I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and I had no plan whatsoever! I researched, got confused and wanted to cry but I decided to brave. I remember feeling so intimidated by people at the gym, being afraid that they would laugh at me when I mess up but you know what, I put my big girl panties on and just started.
So at Viva, there is a First 6 weeks guide for beginners and I had decided to download that and let it guide me. Unfortunately, the PDF wouldn’t download when I needed it the most! I am not one to take things lying down so my first day at gym, I went to the front desk and told them about this! Thanks to my bravado, one of the guys working there was kind enough to give me a few pointers while they sort their system out and it really helped.
Here is what I did when I first started and what I corrected along the way
I would switch the treadmill on to 20 mins and run. This is good don’t get me wrong, but when it comes to working out and when you are new, you need to manipulate your mind a bit. If you LOVE running then you would enjoy this, but if you are like me and you loathe running or maybe just dislike it, then cut your sessions into shorter durations. 5 Sets of 5 mins with other exercises in between. That’s what I do now with every Cardio exercises. That way I get to do more time running without even realizing it.
Cycling: This I thought was easy peasy. But on level 1!! You need to bump up the level for more effect unfortunately then it becomes easy! Then you see John on you left going fast and Mavis on your right sweating and you are like huh??? Am I even doing this right? If you feel something, yes you are!
I used to just do these two and leave because I read Cardio is what I needed to get rid of belly fat! But then I decided to add some ab exercises and some leg work which I will get into in my next post!
It has been 3 months now and I am happy with my results. If exercising has been something you have been thinking of getting into, then I encourage you to take the first step and GO.
Without making this post any lengthier, let me hand over to you… did you miss me? Have you had any life changing changes?? The comment section below is yours to talk to me! Let me know!
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My Curls are popping! Yes they are
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