My Current Fitness Routine

Hello everyone!


Today I thought I'd talk you through my current fitness routine and what my typical week consists of. I decided to wait until now to write this post because otherwise it would look like I've just jumped on the new year, new me bandwagon, which is just not the case.

I have always been interested in fitness, more so in the last year or so. I started getting back into fitness in January last year and will admit I was doing it half-heartedly. I'd go to the gym, not really know what I was doing, then go home at the first sign of a bit of sweat. About May time, I realised that in order to change my fitness level and my body, I'd have to put a bit more effort in. It wasn't just that though, I needed to educate myself more about what I'm putting into my body and how it affects me. For this, I turned to YouTubers such as Carly Rowena & Jade Joselyn, who are fitness based and talk about a huge range of topics within that genre. I also have a couple of friends that are into sport & fitness in a major way and so I was forever asking them questions too (sorry guys!). Once I felt like I had all of the information I needed, it created a plan for me, starting off slowly to begin with.

Several months down the line, I can safely say that I enjoy working out and I can definitely see changes in both my body and my mind. When I created my routine, I wanted it to be fun and flexible. I didn't want to put loads of pressure on myself to workout everyday and then end up giving up a few weeks down the line. I therefore started off slow, building it up as the weeks and months passed by. To start with, a set myself the goal of going for a 30 minute walk and 1 x hour gym workout each week. This would ease me in gently and get me into a routine, which I could then adapt and build on. 

My current routine is something that I'm happy about. I now go to the gym twice a week and also do a 15 minute walk five times a week and a 30 minute walk twice a week. My stamina has improved 
greatly and I've also lost a bit of weight and toned up. In the springtime, I hope to add swimming to this, but as I'm a wimp with the cold, I'm waiting a little bit longer for this. 

At the gym


I try to do a mix when I'm at the gym to make the most of my workout. I start of with a bit of cardio to warm up and get myself going. This tends to either be on the cross trainer or the bike and usually lasts for 10-15 minutes. I then move over to the dreaded weight section. I'll admit that I'm not quite comfortable yet with the big heavy weights, so I tend to stick to the weight machines instead. Depending on the day, I either train arms or legs, doing this for about 20 minutes. Through doing some research, I found that my body reacted better to doing longer sets with short breaks rather than short sets with longer breaks, so I try to keep that in mind. I then move over to the treadmill and do a brisk walk with an incline, before slowly lowering both the speed and incline as a cool down. I'm usually on here for another 15 minutes. 


Working out at home

Once I get back home from the gym, I like to carry it on by doing some abdominal exercises and finish off with some stretches. I don't live far away from the gym so this isn't a problem for me and I also feel more comfortable doing this at home. 


I've also been taking part recently in the Carly Rowena 12 week fitness programme and try to fit these in around by busy day. These workouts challenge my body in a way that I just don't get at the gym and I've been able to document how my body has been changing, both in fitness and in looks. 

Added to this, as mentioned above, I also like to go on walks. Luckily, I have Trixie who needs regular exercise and is my motivation to get out a little each day. For longer walks, me and mum usually walk around our estate or we drive up the hills and walk across the top. Either way, its a free and easy way of getting some exercise. 

Fuelling my body

Again from doing some research, I've discovered what I'm lacking in my diet and tried to make small changes to combat this. I'm now much more aware of what I'm putting in my body which I think is half the battle. Of course I always try to drink plenty of water during my workout but when I get home, I like to have a protein shake. A particular favourite of mine is the Women's Best Whey protein powder. Not only does it taste like cake mix, it also helps me to achieve my body goals. 

So that is my current fitness routine, which I know will change slightly when it gets into Spring/Summer so if you would like an updated routine then, please let me know. 
Do you currently have a fitness routine? Also do you have any recommendations of places to go for relatively cheap gymwear because I feel like I could do with some more!

Until next time

KellyDianeReportX

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