My fitness journey : an update
I hope that the start of this week is being kind to you all. I , myself, feel as though I am coming down with something. I woke up yesterday and I had a sore throat and a headache. Part of me thought that I was simply dehydrated, but it appears to be more than that.
To be fair, I haven't been ill in about a year so I had a good run haha
Speaking of runs, that brings me to the subject of this post.
If you recall, in a previous post and vlog, I announced that I would be running for charity and also I will be walking 17miles in June on the south coast of England.
I hope to raise as much money as possible, particularly the walk, as I will be raising money for both Antony Nolan and Bloodwise (two charities that aim to combat blood cancer and help sufferers with treatment and so forth)
As you may or may not know, my own mother suffers and I can tell you from first hand experience, its a horrible disease
Or if you prefer to watch me ramble on...
Therefore with great cardio comes training and determination. I promised in the previous posts on the subject, that I would post updates.
So just over a month on here we go..... I have managed to lose just under a stone (10 lbs) just through healthier eating and running after work. Although it means that my running trousers are now rather loose, so I need to buy new ones...
What is really great is that we are given time in work to run as the Tough Mudder challenge is a work event. I think that it also gives me the motivation to actually do it as I don't want to let the rest of the team down. I have a long way to go yet... but hopefully it will all be worth it.
I think that its got to the point now where I don't really want to lose weight as such, I just want to get stronger and better my PB (and not die on the way round). I have noticed improvements in my legs and waist, which is lovely.
I thought that I would include some pictures of my food. I Insta these bad boys daily so if you want to see more of my journey I suggest that you get following! (username: Beckydoodah)
A typical breakfast is one of the following
One banana, a couple of handfuls of grapes and about five strawberries cut up
Banana and porridge mmmmmm
Or a banana and dairy free yoghurt....
Notice that there is always a banana? Yeah, I'm pretty obsessed with them
I try and sneak a box of fruit in there
Have I mentioned that Strawberries, Bananas and grapes are a winning combo?)
Banana and Grapes and Blueberries... I felt rather sick after this one... blueberries are NOT my friends ahaha
I am trying to cook more.... honest.
These pictures are of a slow cooked cottage pie that I did recently mmmmm
The running gear:
This has changed recently but I was wearing the below : I love my pink Jack Wills Hoody. However it felt a bit heavy after the weather started to improve (it was great for winter running).
And finally.... as this is a beauty blog:
It is important to treat yourself.... Melt from Lush and facemarks from Superdrug are god sends. I will be doing a separate posts on these bad boys later on in the month!
I will be posting further updates, but please do check out the Stand up to Blood cancer events pages ( I shall post the links below with all the others) .
I should point out that I am by no means a food or fitness blogger, but I am merely letting you all know what works for me ; )
Let me know if you are on a fitness kick!