Happy Monday and Labor Day to those of you in the states!
We are onto our second update of our fitness collab with Sarah from Vintage Tea Rose, Courtney from Courtney’s Corner (aka Tialla Rising), and our newer members Natalie from Natalie’s Alchemy and Emily (friend of Courtney’s, no blog).
I’m excited to see more people joining our group because the more the merrier! Everyone has their own goals but we still come together in a group chat on Instagram and show support for one another and give each other extra ideas every once in a while.
Let’s get started!
- workout 3x a week or about 3 hours (walking/hiking is fine)
- keep drinking water (roughly 84oz a day)
- keep a healthy diet (no sugar, no junk food, no alcohol, lots of veggies)
Summary for August:
I’m happy to say that I’ve been doing really well!
I’ve been working out using two phone apps that are developed by Leap Fitness Group.
The first app is called Female Fitness – Women’s Workout:
Currently doing the 7 x 4 Challenge (28 Days)
This app lets me workout at home, they have several training plans for abs, butt and thighs from beginner to advanced, as well as an arm workout. The app also includes health tips, and you are able to track your progress. I am doing beginner abs workouts right now and they usually take 10 mins, and an additional 10 mins if I decide to target a specific area (butt, thighs, arms).
The second app is called Lose Belly Fat in 30 Days – Flat Stomach:
This one is pretty straight forward, you chose a plan (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) and you work out for 10 minutes a day, for 30 days, no equipment. I have* skipped a few days due to my schedule changing out of nowhere, but I’ve been pretty good at working out this month. I usually do a full 30 mins each day, so I’d said in total I’m working out four to five days a week.
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I have also been drinking plenty of water and my dietary choices are getting better. I started the month practically still eating junk food, but after my last update I decided to really make changes. It was SO HARD at first, but after three to four weeks it has been easier and easier to refuse junk food. I will still have ice cream and the occasional sugary drink, but I’ve been getting drinks that are not as sugary as Starbucks.
My meals also look very different. I’ve been incorporating fruits and veggies any way I can to my breakfast and dinner. My breakfast looks like this:
Sometimes it was poached egg on top of avocado toast (thanks for MacKenzie for the idea) or these breakfast lettuce wraps with eggs, spinach and tomatoes with grapes on the side and a healthy blueberry and spinach smoothie.
For dinner I’ve been having grilled or baked chicken with steamed or baked veggies on the side with a side of rice as well.
We do change it up every once in a while with pasta and salads or lettuce wraps, but overall I’ve loved adding veggies to my meals and now I can’t imagine NOT having veggies in my meals.
Goals for September:
Since I did pretty good in August, I think I want to change my fitness plan a bit and keep the rest the same.
- At-home workout for 45 mins per day, minimum of 4 to 5 workouts a week (roughly 3 to 4 hours a week)
- keep up the water intake (84oz)
- keep up the healthy diet (fruits and/or veggies in at least 2 meals each day, little to no sugar and no junk food)
Overall I’m feeling pretty good. I have noticed a change in health, I feel a lot better and not as sluggish. In terms of fitness, though there’s no change in the scale, some areas of my body are more toned. I’m a bit slimmer in the waist as my jeans do fit me a bit big now, but I don’t want to stop there and I will not purchase new clothes. I’m glad to have found a rhythm and I just have to keep it up during the colder months.
As always, please don’t forget to check out how my girls are doing!
And if you would like to join our collab, don’t hesitate to ask one of us!
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