It’s now halfway through January and I’m kicking ass so far. I’m committing to my diet, eating ‘clean’ (ie. unprocessed) food 90% of the time and working out HARD. I’m focusing more on strength training than cardio at the moment to try and build some muscles before I start upping the cardio again in a few weeks to bring down my body fat and increase the definition.
Can anyone say… fit bride?
Anyway, here’s 2 things that are inspiring me this week:
1) This Girl Can campaign
One of the things that really got into my head when I first started getting fit was not looking fit. I was overweight, overly sweaty and self-conscious of everything that was jiggling. I so desperately wanted to be one of those women who bounds through the park like a lithe deer, rather than the baby elephant that I was resembling.
However, once I got stuck into the process of getting fit and noticing the tiny steps that I was making it became about me and my progress, no one else’s.
This campaign from This Girl Can is designed to encourage more British women to get into sport and exercise, I hope it works and gives women that boost of confidence that so many of us need.
2) Taking small steps
If, like the women in the video above, you’re struggling to get moving then why not come along to a FREE taster day at Love Your Body Health Hub in Clapton, East London.
I’ll be there all day with Kate from Form Fitness and Carly from Project Hot Bitch doing free fitness assessments and helping you to set realistic and achievable goals (yes, having a bum like Beyonce is doable as long as you are committed and have rather a lot of time…).
There will also be free classes throughout the day and a photo competition with the chance to win fitness goodies including fruity protein drinks from the lovely people at Everything But The Cow and personal training sessions.
Get your beautiful selves down there, details below:
Where: Love Your Body Health Hub, 150-152 Cassland Road, London, E9 5DA
When: Saturday 7th February, 11am – 3pm
What: Free fitness assessments, free classes, competitions & goodies
How to book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 998 8181