Sunday, 22 March 2015

Workout at home

Hello,

I know for some people it can be quite hard to be able to get to a gym or it can be too expensive or they just prefer to workout at home, so I thought I would share some of the things I do/videos I do when I want to workout from home.

Blogilates
Cassey Ho is a certified fitness instructor with an inspirational story and a motivational Youtube Channel. Her videos vary from focusing working on certain muscles to healthy recipes and informational and interesting videos. I have been using and watching her videos for while now and I think that they are truly amazing, I can definitely feel the burn afterwards!

30 Day Shred
I'm not really someone who agrees with quick fixes as they are not long term, however, on a day when I haven't managed to get to the gym or out for a run I think that Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred videos (which I found on youtube) are great. They really get my heart rate up and really push me.

Tumblr
As I may have mentioned before, I get a lot of inspiration from tumblr and over time of having my fitness tumblr I have collected a few smaller workouts:






















As much as I hate burpees, the burpee challenge is actually really good!

Apps
Some of the apps that I use are:
-Adrian James 6 pack abs
-Lorna Jane
-Nike Running
-Fitocracy
-Fitness Point

For now, thank you and goodbye,
Emily
xx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

10 things my older self would tell me

Hello,

After reading many '10 things I would tell my younger self' posts, most recently Milk Bubble Tea, I starting thinking about what I think my older self would wish she could tell me now. I'm not sure if this has been done before, probably by someone somewhere, but I was quite proud of myself for coming up with this haha

Picture found on tumblr, credit to owner


So here is my list of 10 things my older self would probably want to tell me now:


  1. Just sit down and read those books that you want to read, stop putting it off, you'll regret it later if you don't read them now.
  2. Get out the house and go for runs more often, you know you want to and you know it will help you reach your goals more quickly!
  3. Stop comparing yourself to others, I know this is common advice but you'll be able to love yourself more if you focus on yourself and not on what others are achieving or what they look like.
  4. Get out of your comfort zone more often, it'll be good practice for the future.
  5. Eat as well as you can most of the time, but please don't forget to treat yourself sometimes, and definitely do not feel guilty about it afterwards.
  6. Wear whatever you want to wear, gym tops with slogans like 'drop it like a squat', interesting tops, dresses, whatever and stop caring what people might think about it, if you like it, wear it!
  7. Stay strong because it really does get better.
  8. Stop spending your money on things that you don't really need, you need to save!
  9. Yes Netflix is great but you are allowed to go do other things, even if it is still at home or especially if it's meeting up with friends outside of the house!
  10. Never be ashamed of the things you like/love, who cares if you're probably too old for Disney movies and cuddly toys, who cares if some people don't like your music taste, it is all what makes up you and you are unique and amazing!

Okay so I don't actually know what my future self would wish that she could tell me now but I imagine it would be something like that. They are all things that I need to be doing but I'm too good at procrastinating and staying in my comfort zone of my bed and Netflix.
Maybe I'll try to work harder at these!

For now, thank you and goodbye,
Emily
xx