Firstly, let me apologise for not posting much recently. I don’t necessarily have a valid excuse, only that life just got in the way. Going forward, I want to make my blog somewhere I can talk about all the things in my life that I am interested in, and for the last six months in particular, this has included a passion for fitness and healthy living. Since November 2015 I have been following the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide, on and off. I completed 12 weeks in January, and have been attempting to restart, but without much conviction. It’s particularly hard as the colder months set in, as all I want to do is stay home under my duvet with a packet of Tim Tams and watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians reruns. But, as they say, “summer bodies are made in winter”, and I am determined to feel at my fittest and healthiest for the summer. I am now on week 6 of 12 after deciding to fully commit once again, the furthest I have got in the programme since January. The workouts are starting to get harder, and I can feel myself getting fitter and stronger. I can also now do 15 burpees in a row again which makes me feel like I can take on the world. Now I have my workout motivation back on track, I am working towards getting my nutrition game on point. I love cooking and trying out new recipes, and feel so much better when I know exactly what has gone into my food.
Sydney is slowly moving towards springtime, the evenings are getting lighter and it’s getting a little warmer. As a Londoner I have always been grateful for the plentiful sunny days but I am certainly looking forward to getting some more warmth on my bones. We took a jaunt to the Blue Mountains on a whim a couple of weekends ago, and it really has reminded me just how much I love to travel and get out in the great outdoors. Even if I end up going shopping for new activewear on the way.
I want to use this blog to follow up on my progress; share new workout ideas, food I am enjoying, and restaurants I love along the way. I want to share any tips than can help someone else as much as they have helped me. I honestly never saw myself as someone who would go to the gym voluntarily, particularly in the winter, but seeing the results of my hard graft is such a great reward. For the first time, I really feel like I can be proud of my body because I earned it, through all the sweat and the groans and the cursing Kayla under my breath. I also feel so great after eating well, and putting a little love into what goes on my plate makes all the difference.
I haven’t forgotten about the beauty bits, I still love all my lotions and potions, but it’s great to have a bit of balance. So if you’ve ever thought about moving towards a healthier lifestyle, if you love to eat, or if you just want to watch me suffer through #deathbykayla, please do stop by and have a little read, and get in touch if you have any questions or feedback.
love, M xx