FIND YOUR FITNESS BALANCE

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With January fast approaching and the ‘New year, New me’ trend about to set itself back in, I can’t help but think about finding that fitness balance. Some people go straight in and make ridiculous and drastic changes to their lifestyle and essentially go from one extreme to the other.

I’m not ‘skinny’, I am very aware of that but I’m strong and fit, but I bloody love a piece of cake now and again. I won’t stop myself from the things I love in life – or what is the point? It’s all about everything in moderation and I want to explain why finding that healthy fitness balance is what we should be aiming for.

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People tend to think to become someone in the fitness industry you need to check certain boxes. I’ll look at some of the girls on Instagram who do fitness and think, is this reality? Are they real? Is this the life I want? Do they enjoy a cheeky Mcdonalds drive through?! I cannot see the point in stopping yourself from doing things you like. Granted, lots are genuine and they just work so hard to achieve their envious figures and I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t want that – but at what cost does that come with? And is it a money thing that they can afford more high-end foods than me, or personal trainers or boot camps? Is it actually reality attainable? As an ‘influencer’ myself, I find it all very tough and perhaps that is why I’ve never quite made it in the industry, perhaps I’m just too ‘normal’.

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Jumper |PLT Red Sport Loop Back Sweatshirt*  Leggings | Black Contour Stripe Leggings*

The best practice that I try to abide by with fitness balance is to not overindulge. The main reason is when you get to a certain point, the race to get back to a healthy weight can be tough and harder to break the habit. Same applies to over exercising, too much and too soon can cause injury. I am injured now after damaging my foot so I can’t do ‘high impact’ training for 6 months. That was off the back of me doing too much and now I have to deal with the consequences. What I’m trying to get across, is do what works for you. Don’t be pushed by all this new year, new you stuff, just find the balance for your fitness journey. It’s about being healthy at the end of the day and going to extremes can have massive effects both physically and psychologically.

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Did you know 90% of the population will have some sort of fitness and health-related new years resolution? Crazy, right? I mean that’s me too. Mine is about doing this triathlon that I’ve said I’ve wanted to do for years now, but also to find some alternatives I can stick to that aren’t high impact. All I’ve known is running and doing HIIT training, now I can’t I’ve struggled to get a balance, so I’ve planned out a swim timetable, weights training, and yoga. I’m realistic about each and I refuse to put bags of pressure on myself.  Be the best you want to be, don’t follow trends just find what works for you. I hope you’ve felt motivated in some way by my words, and like I say to anyone I meet who wants a to lose weight, shape up or make a lifestyle change, tweet me if you want some help.

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23 Comments

  1. hannah wood
    December 21, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I am hugely into Fitness have been on my journey for coming upto a year now and never looked back.I love the leggings this is something that I would go for I was only looking at them the other day .

  2. December 21, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    You look incredible! Those PLT pieces are gorgeous, I didn’t know they did sports stuff!

  3. December 22, 2017 / 12:43 am

    I think it really can take people a while to work out what works for them when it comes to fitness, I worry when I see people suddenly going fitness crazy as of course you can do too much as well as too little.

  4. December 22, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I have just signed up to a swim class with my sons swimming teacher. I know he is going to work us hard but hopefully that will be a good thing

  5. December 22, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I think you look great and yes being fit and strong is in my opinion more important than being skinny. I do have a resolution to get back into a fitness routine again x

  6. December 22, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Its great you have started your exercise regime early, I have put it on my resolution list…good luck with yours.

  7. December 22, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    I think new year, new you is a crappy motto because it implies there was something wrong with you before! Small steps is definitely the way forward.

  8. December 22, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    My daughter is a gym fan and is always looking for good active wear. I will show her your blog as these outfits look great and you look stunning xx

  9. Hannah
    December 23, 2017 / 5:51 am

    My fitness programme has beem non existent. In the new year im going to get it back on track

  10. December 23, 2017 / 7:04 am

    I’m one of those 90% planning a fitness journey in January! I agree with you about everything in moderation though. Great gymwear too!

  11. December 23, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I had been such a gym and exercise lover for many years until this year and it all stopped. I do love the feeling that going to the gym gives you and getting that balance right is so important 🙂

  12. Hannah
    December 23, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I’m definitely part of that 90% – I hope I stick to it this year!

  13. December 23, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! It is so important to find a balance that work for you 🙂 Good luck with your goals in 2018

  14. December 23, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    It’s really about being comfortable in the body you have isn’t it? I think you look fab.

  15. December 23, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I am the in the 10%. I figure I do stuff like this in summer. Cause if you can’t do it in summer when the weather is nice you sure as hell aren’t going to do it in winter.

  16. December 24, 2017 / 3:19 am

    You look amazing! I love your gymwear too! I agree it’s hard to know whether those typical Instagram fitness accounts really reflect reality. I try to avoid looking at them.

  17. December 24, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I really need to get into a fitness routine from Jan I am getting that belly from over indulgence.I really need inspiring posts like these to get me started.

  18. December 25, 2017 / 12:32 am

    I do agree that overindulging is one of the culprits of poor diet and unhealthy living. Thanks for this informative and inspiring post.

  19. December 29, 2017 / 5:54 am

    Your shared fitness costumes are really looking attractive and comfortable for all health exercises. Last grey and black is my favorite and have similar I have. Nice collection and impress with your choices.

  20. Dannii
    December 29, 2017 / 10:31 am

    You really just have to find what works for you and find your own balance. It’s so important for us to all remember we are all different.

  21. December 31, 2017 / 1:39 am

    Fitness is something I do not do enough of, but something I plan to change in 2018!

  22. January 3, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I love your workout clothes – I am in need of a new pair of fitness leggings. I’m definitely going to up my exercise/workout game in 2018!

  23. January 3, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Wow! You really have a fitness body! I wished i could do more workouts on 2018. I really want to do something good this year.

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