My Fitness Journey: Week 1

Sorry about my absence guys; I’ve moved house and got settled but now I have so much university work to do, I barely have time to breathe some days! However, because I’m spending so much time sitting down and typing, I’ve made it my mission to get back on track with my fitness. A month or so ago, I joined a local gym. Since the house move, I’ve let my fitness routine take a back seat (moving all the heavy boxes has basically been my workout!) but lately I’ve noticed I’ve been gaining weight at my fastest pace ever! I won’t say I’m fat because I’m not, but I’ve put on a few pounds and it’s starting to affect me in many ways. So last week, I was determined to start afresh with my workouts and pledged to the Tone It Up Bikini Series. What happens is over on the Tone It Up website, every Sunday, they post your weekly schedule to be started the following day. The idea is to follow it as much as possible but they appreciate that personal schedules can be more important! Last week was week 1 of the challenge and here’s how I got on:

Monday: I didn’t have a huge amount of time so managed to squeeze in the ab routine and a quick cardio routine.

Tuesday: Tuesday was a manic day for me; I spent all day at uni so I didn’t do any exercise at all.

Wednesday: I also skipped today’s workouts because I had 4 hours of dance rehearsals with my Performing Arts society at uni. That’s such a hard workout!

Thursday: Every Tuesday, the TIU team post a new Youtube video with a new routine. On Thursday, I decided to do Tuesday and Wednesday’s plans. Here I did the new Mermaid routine as well as the booty routine.

Friday: Similarly to yesterday, I did Thursday and Friday’s routines today: an intense arm routine and a HIIT routine.

Saturday and Sunday, I had rest days because I have so much work to do. Bear in mind this week, I did all the routines in my bedroom instead of doing them at the gym. My plan for next week is to up my cardio by going to the gym and then coming home to do the toning routines.

All in all, it’s been a steady start to the series but there’s always progress to be made. I’ve worked out more this week than I have in the past month and I’m cutting back on snacks which is really hard as I still have loads of Easter eggs to eat!

This series is great because if you don’t fit in the routine, you can easily squeeze it in the following day. Most of the routines are quick which is great for me as I’m always running out of time!

If you want to know more, here’s a link to the Weekly Schedules 🙂

Tune in for more next week!