So it's been ten days since my last fitness post where I spoke about why I was trying to get fit and also about my favourite zaggora workout gear, so I thought it was time to give you all another update and hopefully do some more motivating, I've also been sent another amazing product to talk about.
I was always a bit skeptical about posting a skin bearing before and now type picture but I've had so many lovely comments from people that I'm even putting this on my blog (it's on my instagram and twitter already). I took the left picture a few weeks before I went to Brasil and the one on the right is a few days ago. I'm starting to notice really big changes in my body and how clothes fit, my jogging bottoms now fall down as I walk if I'm not careful and I can easily get in and out of my size 16 jeans without use of button or zip- yay! One of my favourite changes is how my boobs look, luckily they've not got much smaller as I've lost inches, but because I've lost from my rib cage and tummy they look way bigger- I always used to dream about surgery but I can honestly say that idea has been thrown to the bottom of the ocean tied to a block of concrete.
In the last ten days I've definitely started to notice some real inch loss, counting it all up I've lost roughly 7 inches in ten days which is amazing- I haven't even been a hardcore gym bunny. I can feel my confidence with my body increasing too, especially with all the lovely comments about this outfit post, it's really nice being able to do outfit posts and feeling comfortable with it!
I've also been trying my hand at jogging a bit more lately, so far I've only managed two actual jogs and both were diabolical but I kept going and you know what I don't really care how long it takes me to run, the satisfaction getting home knowing I've tried is more than enough to inspire me to go again... more on that later..
Skinny sprinkles 21 sachet box* c/o skinny sprinkles
The lovely girls at Skinny sprinkles sent me some of their strawberry sachets to try out, I have a horrible relationship with my postman so was really happy when I got home and noticed the box was postboxed size, they were winning me over already...
Skinny sprinkles are not to be mistaken for a meal replacement shake, they suggest taking a sachet 30 minutes before meals to curb the appetite to help you eat less. They're really simple to make- powder, water, stir - and can be mixed in with fruit smoothies too! I'm actually really good with portion sizes at dinner time so I thought I'd try to find other ways to use them with my fitness goals. I often find myself having a huge energy dip and hunger attack mid afternoon so thought I'd see if the caffeine content and gel would help me here, boy does it. Instead of reaching for biscuits, crisps and chocolate in between afternoon lectures I now find myself pouring a sachet into my bottle of water and shaking it up and sipping away! I've also found that the caffeine content helps with workouts, sometimes after a hard day at work the last thing I want to do is work out but having a sachet of skinny sprinkles on the way to the gym gives me a huge energy boost, which actually helps me to work harder (and much healthier than an energy drink).
I've also found the website really useful, they have great pages such as main reasons for weight gain in women & how to set your calorie targets.
If you'd like to try skinny sprinkles they've kindly offered my readers a 15% discount code, valid from Monday 27th May- Sunday 2nd June 2013 simply enter the code baileycakes15 at the checkout.
It might help you with this...
I said earlier how I've been trying to get into jogging, I'm not going to lie it's exhausting and it's really hard work so I thought I'd drag you in to my jogging mission too. On my last post lots of you said you felt inspired to get out and move & I've had a lot of people on twitter asking about how to get active / saying they're not fit so I thought I'd set a little challenge and let everyone get back to me, I'm starting easy, my next post might be a bit more gruelling....
move for a mile three times this week
Starting out with a fitness journey can be hard work, the thought of running for a mile scares even me so I'm just saying get out and move. You can move however you want but the rules are:
1) you must get your heart rate up
2) you must break a sweat
Hopefully this is something really achievable for everyone, I know that some of you will look at this and think no problem & others will probably think no way. Some people will have to really push themselves to just walk a mile non stop & I'm sure some of you will be able to run it- regardless of how you do it, let me know how you get on in a comment below or give me a tweet!