🍂October Goals🍂

1. Gym 3x a week – I have been slacking on the gym. I am however joining a new gym, and I’m excited for its convenience, and my friends also goes to this gym.

2. Eat Healthy – I always struggle this time of year as I just want hot food! I’m going to focus on yummy warm soups for lunch.

3. Get organised at work – I want to get organised in my new job. I need a pencil case and folders.

4. Only drink twice – This is for fitness reasons and for productive reasons. I would like to have some productive and fun weekends.

5. Do a October photo shoot! – I wanna get my DSLR out to take some Autumn photos leaves, pumpkins, hot drinks you name it.

What to wear at the gym and why it’s inportant 

Granted going to the gym is not a fashion parade but it is very important to wear the correct gym gear. In this blog I’m going to break down every part of my gym out fits and why I have choose these products.

Gym leggings 

There are so many different gym leggings from brand to style. My favourite gym leggings are Lycra one and are surprisingly from primark. The reason I like them is because the fit nicely and they are light. If you wear leggings that don’t fit properly it can effect your technique of your work out. Example I had some leggings from sports direct little mix range, they were great but slightly to small. When I did squats they would fall down a little, I was so worried about my bum hanging out I did smaller squats which means I wasn’t working to my full potential. Having a light weight material is upset inportant, as heavier materials can make you sweat more and over heat. If you over heat to early, you will feel exhausted and may struggle with your work out. When trying on gym leggings you wanna feel like you have hardly anything on ( don’t go naked though) and that you can squat and lunge to your hearts content. 


Trainers 

I bought so trainers a few years ago on sports direct. When I bought them I hated the treadmill and mainly did Matt work! I spoke to the advisors their and they choose some lovely pink nikes. Last year I started to enjoy running but found the bottoms of my legs would hurt the next day. I went to see a personal trainer to check if it was my style of running but it turned out to be my trainers. The trainers where ever meant for running. My boyfriend kindly treated us both to new addidas trainers, they are light, breathable and perfect for running. Now when I run my legs do not ache as much, they are also more bouncy which Incorages me to do more classses. 


Gym socks 

I’m all over the place when it comes to socks. I wear odd socks all the time and it annoys my boyfriend. My boyfriend actually introduced me to sport trainer socks. They are made for your feet when your excersizing. They have little holes in them that allow your feet to breath. fun fact of the day, your feet and hand retain a lot of your body heat. The same way when your cold you put fluffy socks on, it’s inportant when your hot that your feet are allowed to breath. 

Sports bra 

Okay, so who’s been on a jog and your boobs have hit you on the face because seriously it’s not cool. I don’t like spending my time excersizing worrying about my boobs. Getting a decent sports bra is worth spending the extra money on! Again primark do some nice ones and I spend around £4-£6.

Top 

I don’t want to repeat myself but a light breathable too is ideal. You want it to fit properly, if your conscious about your belly make sure it will cover you when your in all work out positions as you don’t want it to hinder your technique. I love new looks work out tops, as they have fun motivational slogans!

Hairband 

Last Friday I was doing insanity class, I picked up a old hair band were the elasity has gone. Trying to jumping jacks and press ups and my hair keeps falling out. I tried to put it up 4-5 times. I was then conscious that the instructor may have though I wasn’t paying attention! Good hear band girls, goes a long way! 

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Headphones 

I think good set of headphone is inportant to not distract you. If you have to put your phone down and your head phone because their getting in the way of your work out, then they are no good for you. I would reccomend blue tooth headphones, which I’m currently saving to buy. Don’t get big bulky ones as you don’t want your ears to sweat! 

I don’t wear make up to the gym! I do like to look good in my work out gear as their are lots of mirrors! I like to treat myself to new gym stuff as I think it helps motivate me. I bought new leggings Saturday and went to the gym Sunday morning because I couldn’t wait to test them out! 
Would love to hear your favourite work out gear! 

How I’ve lost 11 pounds in 4 weeks 

Yay for my weight loss! And I can already see a difference! Although granted weight loss is not just about losing the pounds it’s also about loss of inches, because when you gym you also gain muscle which actually make you weigh more. Lucky for me I’ve lost inches on my stomach, arms, legs, knees and chest.

Food 

My personal trainer has helped me with a good plan. Limiting carbs is key and actually it’s a lots easier then I thought it would be. Maximising protien and vegetables. Fruit is good but to much has high suger. My example food diary would be as such: 

Breakfast

Veg and fruit smoothie – my fave is spinach, apple, banana, spinuala, whey dress 

Lunch 

Scrambled egg, two eggs no bread or salmon and pease 

Dinner

Egg, chorizo and tomato or chicken and veg

Eating restaurants was always my diet errors but now I’ve learnt to replace chips for vegetables or salad. I had steak the other day and replaced chips with more pees and mushrooms. 


Fitness

I’m very good at moviracing myself to go to the gym for two weeks and then I usually get bored. I have now learnt that mixing it up keeps it exciting. My week to week Fitness will include one gym session, one fitness class and one swimming session. I try and add atleast one extra fitness thing a week, I usually like to have another gym session. This keeps it fun and excersizes different muscle groups. I am also seeing my personal trainer once every two weeks and she either does a hardcore cardio or strength session 


Mind 

A lot of fitness is to do with mind. Avoiding drunken nights out is inportant for a clear mind set. Plus a night out makes you out on 3-4 pounds ah! I try to only drink twice a month as rule, granted I do not always stick to this but I do try. Setting out time for myself is key, because you need time to refuel. Take a bath, read a book have a green tea. 

I’m hoping to loose more weight as I have a wedding to attend in 6 weeks. I’m seeing my personal trainer next week and I am ready to up my plan! 


I would love to know, of anyone has further tips on weight loss? 

September complete 

In September I set my self goals in all aspects of my life personal, work and fitness. 

September I wanted to focous on cardio. To do this I started taking grenadine shakes at 6:30am. I would get up and drive straight to the gym. I would spend 20 mins running, 10 mins on either cross trainer or bike machine. After this I would concentrate on core work outs such as sit ups, squats and plank. I would do this 3-4 times a week. There was one week where I achieved 5 days. 


At work I set myself the goal to earn £500 commission and not let any student move ins fall through. September is usually my last month of the year for good commission, so I had to give it a big push. The student move ins where difficult and I had to be careful to send out lots of documentation so that I covered myself. My target for let’s/apps is between 8-10 and This month I achieved 11. I earned myself £690 commission. Which is over my own personal goal. 


In my personal life I wanted to spend more time with family. I spent a Saturday with my cousin and his two children at a children play cafe. I also spend most of my Sunday’s with my niece, which has been so lovely and I will continue to do this. 

  • Octobers goals 
  • Food prep
  • 8 check ins ( work) 
  • Save money and stay in more
  • Gym 3-4 times a week