Posted on May 16, 2016

Fitness Update // Progress Pictures

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Monday: Spin class, 40 mins weights then 24 mins treadmill. 719 cals 1hr 33
Tuesday: Step class, 30 mins legs and 20 mins treadmill. 607 cals, 1hr 20
Wednesday: Spin class, 39 mins weights, 15 mins cardio. 505 cals, 1hr 25
Thursday: Can’t remember as forgot to Instagram it, ha. 485 cals, 1hr 20
Friday: 10 mins spin, 40 mins weights, 10 mins cross trainer, step class. 646 cals, 1hr 38
Saturday: 10 mins cross trainer, 20 mins treadmill, 10 mins stair master, leg sessaon 416 cals, 1hr 15
Sunday: 10 mis stair master, 20 mins treadmill, 10 mins cross trainer, 50 mins weights. 834 cals, 1hr 34

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Another week of daily workouts! Again, I’m so happy I’ve been this motivated still.

Seeing the difference in my body really helps. I just LOVE being at the gym lately. There used to be days where I would dread it and make an excuse not to go, but lately, it’s been the highlight of my day.

After I went out last Saturday, was really drunk, got a veggie burger take away and didn’t workout on Sunday due to being hungover – and probably ate too many crisps in the process, I weighed myself and I had gained back those 3lbs I had lost. Which is frustrating because why does it take so long to lose weight, but then you just gain it all back after one drunken night?

I know that realistically you can’t gain 3lbs of fat in one night. When I weighed myself a few days later, I thought I would have dropped a bit, but nope – still the same. I didn’t weigh the rest of the week until Sunday morning. I was down 2 of the pounds.

So no weight loss this week. In theory, I’m a pound up. Though I’m not focusing too much on the scale because my body is making all kind of changes. Like this, for example.

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There’s only 5lbs difference between those two photos. 5lbs! All this weight lifting is really working for me. I think my body looks the size it usually does when I’m half a stone lighter.

This is what’s keeping me motivated. Not the scale.

Seeing the changes in the mirror, in photos, that’s keeping me going.

So heres to another great week.

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30 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa May 16, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Keep up the good work! I love my protein powder too.

  • Reply Elodie May 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Wow. this is incredible! I’ve always been curvy but stopped going to the gym during my postgrad and even when I went back to my usual cardio routine, I couldn’t get my body back on track. I’m definitely going to start doing weights after seeing those two pictures.

    – Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

  • Reply Rhian Westbury May 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Wow you’ve been so good this week to do daily workouts and I am so impressed at how much your body has changed in about 6 weeks x

  • Reply StressedMum May 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I was worn out just reading what you have been doing, but you are looking amazing and the hardwork is showing great results x

  • Reply Sarah Bailey May 16, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    It’s worth remembering as well that muscle weighs more, so you could be gaining muscle weight – keep focusing on the visual changes as I think that is the telling sign 🙂 x

  • Reply Nayna Kanabar May 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    You are really exercising lots and look great. I would not worry about the weight gain as long as your body looks toned which it does. Do those protein powders help??

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus May 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Wow I think you have had amazing results especially in just six weeks. Keep up the good work you are doing a fantastic job.

  • Reply Miss Kitty Kaos May 16, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    wow that is an intense work out I need to get off my bum and do some too! Keep up the awesome work x

    Miss Kitty Kaos – Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  • Reply Tanya May 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Your dedication is amazing, I bow down to you. I’ve been really bad with the gym lately, I have got to get back into routine with it. I feel so much better when I do

  • Reply Anosa May 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Incredible, only 5lbs different and it looks like 3 stones difference. I am so jealous of your work out, I am lacking in motivation so I need my very own pick me up to start again

  • Reply Helen Costello May 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Wow you are so motivational – Makes me feel that all is not lost for me. That before and after picture is incredible – well done you. And stop beating yourself up for a drunken night – Everyone needs to let go occasionally!

  • Reply Liz Mays May 17, 2016 at 1:09 am

    It’s awesome that you enjoy going to the gym. The variety in your workouts probably helps keep things interesting!

  • Reply Harriet from Toby & Roo May 17, 2016 at 11:12 am

    You are doing so well! Keep going! I wish I had your dedication!

  • Reply Hannah May 17, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Your doing so well and look great – you have made me motivated!!

  • Reply Rachel May 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I wouldnt worry so much about the numbers, more on how you feel and if you feel great then thumbs up x

  • Reply Laura H May 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    This is so impressive! I used to go to the gym everyday but I’ve gotten really lazy lately. Lifting weights is definitely way more effective than cardio and that’s what’s made the biggest difference for my body. Keep going, you look fab!

  • Reply Sarah May 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    You’ve been smashing it lately and I’m so proud of you! You’re pushing my to get my own ass back in the gym too! I made all three of my gym session last week and have made my first one of this week too, plus I’ve been doing a daily 100 rep challenge at home that I’ve only missed one day of so far since the beginning of the month!

    It’s never about the numbers, it’s about the change you SEE and how you FEEL in your own skin, that’s what’s worth focusing on 😀

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Reply Leanne May 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    This is really motivating. I Def think I need to start looking at more weight training. I’m a bit of a cardiovascular bunny and I’m sure mixing it up will make a world of difference!

  • Reply Sarah Ella (Mumx3x) May 17, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    WOW well done. Your before and after photos look amazing! Daily workouts ARE hard. I know it’s a little disheartening not loosing weight but like you say, your body is making all kinds of changes. Keep it up! You’re very inspiring. 🙂 I’m starting the couch to 5k this week, eek! Wish me luck lol. xx

  • Reply Melanie Edjourian May 17, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    My goodness you’ve been hard at work but you’re doing very well. Keep it up!

  • Reply Angela Milnes May 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    wow! I’d love to be able to do that, Currently with my health i cant do exercise but one day I will and this is inspirational. Angela from Daysinbed

  • Reply Amy Hunt May 18, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I’m glad the scales aren’t having too much of an impact on you, you’ve probably put on a good 4-5lbs of muscle! Which is amazing, from the tone n your body and the workouts you’ve written up I’d say you’re on the right track!
    -Do you have a food plan that you’re currently doing? I Hate to butt in ( I don’t, I love butting in) I have no self-control, you’re burning off a tonne of calories so make sure you’re eating enough to keep your metabolism high and your food cravings low. Sorry. I had to.. x

  • Reply Tanya Brannan May 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    You are doing amazingly well! The little setbacks are frustrating, but you seem committed to the regime x

  • Reply Charli Bruce May 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Wow! In such a small space of time you have definitely changed and I can’t believe there is only 5 pounds difference! I am also so impressed by your dedication, I really need to get my bum back into gear xx

  • Reply Scallywag May 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    If you’re lifting I would ignore the scales completely from now on and go for tape measure + occasional body fat readings.

    Also the 3lbs in one night post takeaway isn’t fat- it’ll be water retention from the alcohol and the salt in the takeout food 🙂

  • Reply jenna farmer May 18, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    your before/after pics are great-you look so incredibly toned!

  • Reply Nikki May 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Wow you can really see the difference betwee those 2 pictures. Well done you are doing really well!

  • Reply Elanor May 19, 2016 at 8:57 am

    You look fantastic and it’s great that you are feeling motivated to keep going. I’ve been struggling with my weight recently and, with my birthday being yesterday, the rest of the week is probably going to involve a lot of celebrating… I will be back on the diet next week! 🙂

  • Reply Agata May 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I wish I had self motivations to stick to a fitness routine. Well done and keep up a good work.

  • Reply Life as Mum May 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Oh wow what a difference. Fantastic! Well done you. Keep at it.

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