Part 1: My Healthy Lifestyle Journey

Hello my lovely followers and readers!

I wanted to share with you my journey towards a healthier life. I’ve always considered myself quite balanced. I worked out regularly, ate healthy but still treated myself. However I think I started to get carried away with food and started to put on a bit of weight. So I’ve given myself a good talking to, and here’s the changes I’ve made to get me back on track! I would love to hear you tips or advice, so feel free to comment below.

First off, regular gym sessions. I go to the gym every morning (yes I’m that annoying morning person). Typically I do classes which vary from Spin, Pump to High Intensity. I also have a Personal Training session once a week which has been great to push me to my limits. I don’t think having PT sessions are essential but for me they’ve been a great kick in the butt to get me back on my healthy lifestyle.

Here’s one of my current PT workouts I’ve been doing with my trainer.

  • 1 km jog
  • Lat pull downs 30 kg x 8 reps
  • Chin ups 40 kg x 10 reps
  • Squat rack 50 kg x 6 reps
  • Leg curl 35 kg x 10 reps
  • Side lunge 15 kg x 10 reps (repeat other way/ leg)
  • Jump squats 20 x reps
Pre work out with my daggie white socks...
Pre work out with my daggie white socks…

Most of the exercises are with machines available at my gym which I’m sure are available in most gyms. I started off with lighter weights and higher reps then worked my way up to heavier weights and less reps to build my strength. I repeat all exercises excluding the jog about 3 to 4 times. If I do all exercise 3 times it takes me about half an hour. Also it’s so important to stretch after a workout, so make sure to allocate time to do so.

One of the key pieces of advice my trainer has given me is to reduce my food portions. I didn’t think they were that big, but I did realise I have a bit sweet tooth and would always eat something sweet after a meal. Once I started to cut down my portions and made healthy alternatives I started to lose weight.

With the help of my trainer in 6 weeks I’ve lost 5 cms and 1 kg. While it sounds like I didn’t lose much weight the positive is I’ve lost cms which is the main thing. Personally I feel fitter, stronger and healthier. I feel I look better, my skin is the best its been in months, so overall I’m feeling so much happier.

Here’s some of my favourite healthy recipes that are easy and still yummy! Click here to check out my turkey meatball recipe and for a healthy snack click here to find out how to make these healthy peanut butter balls!

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I hope you liked this post and want to follow me on my journey. I think I’ll do regular updates on different training routines and share any new recipes I learn along the way. If you have any recipes or fitness tips to share, feel free to comment below x

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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