It's been a week since my last post when I was struggling with motivation at the gym. Well I've just come home from the gym and am very excited to announce that motivation is back! It was annoying before because I was getting to the gym half an hour before my classes started and, due to the layout of this centre, I didn't actually realise I could use the gym room. So now I have time to do 20 minutes of cardio before my classes.
I wore an unfortunate (unflattering) gym outfit tonight, haha. You know those tights that are a bit on the thin side? Yeah. Shouldn't have worn those. Let little to the imagination. With three walls of floor to ceiling mirrors - well there's your motivation right there! Haha.
I am really just feeling extra keen to see what I can do with my body and to see what kind of body I can make out of it. I only have 6 kilos until my 'goal' weight so I feel like I have a nice focus of shedding extra fat and toning.
I have been getting up at 5.30 to walk with my dogs, a brisk walk for 45 minutes, which I really enjoy. I may get back into running it. I feel like the running really burns the fat.
Since the weather's improved, I've started going for a 15 minute walk during my half hour break at work. That is really just to tell the metabolism not to go to sleep.
I have only been going to one gym class a week lately, but my aim is to do three. I do a mix of combat, step, pump, power yoga and body balance. Plus now an extra 20 minutes cardio each time. I feel happy that with my different types of exercise I have a pretty well rounded approach that should be able to help me increase strength as well as tone and burn fat.
I'm doing the Lite N Easy 1500 calorie plan at the moment. I am not sure if 1500 is too much. I'm going to do a separate post about it and see what others think.