Sunday, 17 July 2016

Top Tips / A Healthier Holiday

We all need a break & time to enjoy good food and drinks but if you're worried about undoing all your hard work during your holiday break then here are some of my top tips for having a slighty healthier holiday than usual - I mean it's not going to completely healthy surely? Unless you're on a fitness retreat I guess....


Here he is again, our little mate HIIT! But honestly, HIIT can be done anywhere and anytime & it's over and done with before you can convince yourself to stop anyway! I take my skipping rope away with me for HIIT too, but if you don't have enough room in your case...Try this:

Jump Squats
Mountain Climbers
Star Jumps

30 seconds on 30 seconds off - repeat X5

OR Swim / 

Swimming is crazy good exercise! No pressure on your joints, but it does take a bit of practise mind - I'm useless at swimming but completed 50 lengths on my last day in Spain instead of HIIT - anything is better than nothing ey..

Breakfast / 

If you're somewhere sunny there really is nothing better than fresh fruit & yoghurt in my opinion. The temptation might be to get out in the sun first thing but try not to ditch the brekkie all together ... oh try and avoid endless amounts of toast & full English's [esp if you're in an all inclusive - choose wisely]

Hydrate /

Shock I'm talking about water again .. for the sake of my regular readers I'm not even going to go into much detail - just DRINK MORE WATER.

Drink Smart / 

A drink in the sun in front of your mind? That's fine & you won't be the first or last to love a drink in the sun [I swear the sun forces me to drink more alcohol] - choose wisely, a Vodka [double if you like], lime & soda will slash the amount of sugar your having compared to it's sugary mates the cocktails.

Compromise / 

Know it's going to be a heavy night of amazing food & drink? Go steady throughout the day OR just make sure you get your workout in. Whatever fits you as a compromise to your goals & your holiday enjoyment.

Plan for the week you're home / 

Holiday's get me so motivated to get to work/blogging/uni etc. I use my time on the sunbeds planning my week and my life. What I want & Why I want it [shock talking about that again] & really focusing back on my goals - I carry a notebook everywhere I go, just in case I think of something too.

& Reflect / 

As well as planning my week ahead, I take time to reflect. Look at how far i've come or where i've made mistakes. I'm currently on my last day in Spain & i'm going to write a post about how I lost my mojo & found it again! Yipeee! - so watch this space.

Suncream / 

Don't be a fool - Protect dat skinnnn

Enjoy & Relax /

& lastly, just bloody relax & have a great time. If you're like me, the when you're at home you spend a lot of time worrying about things and being stressed. This is your time to chill, enjoy & rest & repair.

If you're going away this summer,  comment below & tell me where you're off too!
Oh & have the most amazing time

love Chlo xxxx


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Top Tips / Staying on track

It's normal & we've all done it. 
Slipping off the healthy eating wagon is so common but it's absolutely OK to have a treat & to even binge once in a while! We've just got to remember to not let a bad day turn into a bad week, or just completely stopping altogether. I fall off so often that sometimes I feel like I'm off more than I am on but oh well... 
I'm working on it ok! *hides face*

Remember why you started /

With anything, it's so important to remember why you started. Ask yourself what & why over & over until you find those deep routed reasons - if you find those reasons again you're bound to get back on track.

Surround yourself with like-minded people/

Being surrounded by people telling you 'you don't need to lose weight' or 'dunno why you're doing that' or 'don't be boring' or that are munching down a whole pack of hobnobs right in front of your face are not the type that will help you stay on track. I'm not suggesting to ditch all your mates and go and find gym bunnies to hang around with, but if you're having a day where you lack motivation, try and control some factors like who you are with. If you're lunching with a mate that always encourages for a desert even those yesterday you had a slight binge? Reschedule or explain your situation before you make 1 bad day into 2.

Read about the people that inspire me here.

Clear out the cupboards /

Stock your kitchen with foods that will nourish you & that your body needs. Chucking out all the choccie & Doritos will stop the temptation - out of sight, out of mind as they say!

Drink sh*t loads of water /

Your body might trick you into thinking your hungry when actually you're thirsty. I carry a 2L bottle with me everywhere and fill it up when I can - the fact I have to carry it around is enough to encourage me to drink it as it gets lighter the more I drink!

Drinking water will help you shed water weight too - read here.

Keep food interesting /

Add different spices & herbs or try a new way of cooking your meals to keep them interesting & don't miss out on food groups *hangs head in shame* (I'm still working on this whole idea that carbs aren't always the bad guy)

Don't dwell on the past /

I'm a sucker for this, I always think 'oh if I didn't eat that yesterday I would prob be like this in a week' - it's happened, forget & move on and stay focused for the rest of the week.

Mindful Shopping /

Shops are clever in the sense they put the things you buy often at the back of the shop & chocolate by the tills as it's the last place you go - therefore more likely to buy chocolate as you walk past it, which is great for the shop but not so great for our waistlines!! If your cravings are too much to handle, compromise, tell yourself you're allowed a treat after the gym or buy something small like a Fredo to help curb those cravings *thinks about another writing blog post about challenging your monkey*

Focus on your own goals /

& stay positive. Don't worry about what other people are doing or what other people say, it's your life & your goals. When playing video games you know you have to complete level 8 before getting to level 20 right? It's the same with goals, everyone is different & playing their own video game.. concentrate on completing yours.

Read this post all about positivity. 

Remember, It's OK to fall off your path sometimes

love Chlo xxx

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