Couch to 5K Update

Last night I finished the first week of the couch to 5k app. It was slightly delayed as I was supposed to complete the run over the weekend but due to being busy I never got round to it; so therefore I completed it yesterday.

I really enjoyed the run yesterday and I am now looking forward to completing the first run of week 2 on Wednesday.

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15 Minute workout – Sarahs Day

 

Yesterday I tried the couch to 5k and today I tried one of Sarahs Day 15 minute workouts. I have been watching Sarahs day for quite a while now and really enjoy her videos so thought today that I would give one of her workouts a try.

I really enjoyed the workout and will definitely be given them a try again. There were parts I struggled with but over time I’m sure I will improve on these. Overall it was really enjoyable and I definitely felt like it was doing something to improve my fitness.

Working out!!

The last couple of days I have added two extra workout videos to my 7 minute workout challenge that I have been doing for the last week and a half.

The first one that I have added is a 4 minute arm workout. I have literally no upper body strength so anything to improve the muscles is my arms is a bonus. The workout consists of 4 thirty seconds exercises and 2 one minute exercises. Out of all the exercises that I have been doing these are the ones that I find the most painful but I am going to continue to do them as I would like to improve my upper body strength.

The second workout that I have started to do it one for thighs and bums. It is around a 4/5 mins workout video. I have enjoyed adding this routine to my workouts and really would like to eventually have a toned bum.

By adding these two routines to my workout it has made the 7 minute routine feel less repetitive. I have seen some other 7 minute routines on this YouTube channel so I may seen if there is another one I like and then alternate them each day.

I am still feeling very motivated and I am thoroughly enjoying working out. It is making me feel a lot more positive about workout but also it is helping me to feel more confident in other areas of my life.

7 Day Work Out Challenge

Today I reached the end of my 7 day work out challenge… yayyy!! I actually cannot believe I have stuck to it as there is usually at least one day that I miss. This time though I was determined to do it and with it only being a short workout it helped to make it more achievable.
I feel a lot better in myself mentally as I have been a lot more positive and I have felt less tired and generally I’ve had a lot more energy. I can honestly say that I am really enjoying this work out because I am enjoying the harder exercises but also the simpler ones.
I feel a lot more motivated in my life generally and really would like keep up with doing at least one exercise video a day.
I am going to keep doing this 7 day work out challenge and I think this week I am going to also try another one of the Lucy Wyndham-Read workouts; maybe focusing on legs or arms I haven’t quite decided which yet. Eventually I would like to find a few of my favourite workout videos and put them together to make a longer workout session.

7 Day Challenge – Day 3

Today I completed my 3rd day of the 7 day challenge – 7 minute workout by Lucy Wyndham-Read and I am loving it!
Part of me thought I would have given up by now as usually I start things and give up but instead I can’t wait until my next workout. I think because it is only short I can fit it into my day easily without feeling like I have to take a chunk out of my day to complete it. There are seven different exercises which are all a minute long so it doesn’t feel like any exercise is unmanageable because the minute goes so quickly.
I haven’t notice any changes physically but it is very early on but I am noticing that I have more energy in the day and I am less out of breath during the workout. I am a lot more positive once I have completed the workout because I am happy that I am sticking to it.
I have seen other video’s on Lucy’s channel and think that I might also give these a go!

7 Minute Workout Attempt!

 

As I said in my previous blog; I have recently booked a holiday so I am now in the panic of trying to get my bikini body ready!! I do not want to loose any weight but I would love to be more toned so I thought I would give some YouTube exercise tutorial videos ago and see if they made me feel more confident ready for the beach. I know I don’t have much time so I am not expecting miracles but I think even if there is no physical evidence of me doing these videos I think it will help me mentally.
I found a 7 day challenge on YouTube and thought that it seemed perfect so I decided that this was the first tutorial that I would like to try. The video is called 7 Day Challenge – 7 Minute Workout and its is on Lucy Wyndham-Read’s YouTube channel. I liked the fact that it was just a 7 minute workout as it felt less intimidating than if it was longer. A lot of the comments on the video are very positive and so I thought why not give it a go.

Each part of the workout is fairly straightforward and easy to do so this eased the pressure and made me feel like it was something I could do. I did my first session and I loved it!! It was so simple but very effective. I was sweating a lot more than I thought I was going to but at the end I felt like I had achieved something and was proud that I had given it a go.

I am going to stick to the 7 day challenge and will keep you updated on how I am getting on.