Making New Habits

Now my busy period of work is finished it time to get back into my habits!

1st habit – wake up at 6 weekdays, 7am Saturdays and 8am Sundays

2nd habit – have a glass of lemon water as soon as I get out of bed!

3rd habit – exercise every morning consisting of these types on these days:
Monday: walk/yoga (low intensity), 45mins
Tuesday: sprint session, 30mins
Wednesday: gym strength session, 30-45mins
Thursday: endurance session, 45mins
Friday: gym strength session, 30-45mins
Saturday: HIIT session, 30mins
Sunday: circuit, 30-45mins

4rd habit – relatively paleo! (Exception to oats). Have some sort of fruit with breakfast. Raw/cooked salad with meat and a healthy treat (protien balls, etc) for lunch. Meat and veg for dinner. Green tea throughout the day!

5th habit – incorporating fasting. I honestly thought I couldn’t do this but once I tried was relatively easy. Mondays I’ll fast breakfast and lunch, then eat dinner that night. Thursdays I’ll fast breakfast but eat lunch and dinner.

6th habit – every time I do a big shop at the grocery store buy something new/different that I haven’t tried before

7th habit – meditate or/and yoga before bed each night for a minimum of 10mins.

Now it’s not the end of the world if one day I wasn’t paleo or I forgot to meditate, I simply acknowledge that I did that and move on!
What are your new habits or are you going to adopt any of mine?
Samanthalyn xxx

Time Not On Your Side

This time of the year my job overrules my life! I’m working a minimum of 15hrs a day! I reckon I’ve only got a couple of weeks left, but it’s really hard to keep fit and healthy meanwhile. My food I have no control over at the moment as it’s all done for me, but it’s reasonable meat and veg or salad, normally microwaved tho. Sleep is very important to me and I am the type of person that needs it otherwise I suffer real bad. In the fitness regard I wake up and before breakfast I am doing 10 push-ups, 1min plank and 20 lunge pulses, minimum of three times. Before I go for a shower before bed I do a tabata 4min workout, either burpees or jumping jacks etc (something cardio). Now that’s a lot less than my usual exercise regime but it’s all I can do and it’s better than nothing! Tabata workouts are awesome when you don’t have a lot of time! What do you guys do when you don’t have a lot of time?
Samanthalyn xxx

Loving yourself more!

As promised a post on how to love yourself more! Here are some tips that I used and others I wished I knew when I was going through this stage of my life.
Stop trying to be perfect – stop telling yourself your not perfect and you will never be. This is really bad negativity and you would never tell your friends that so why say that to yourself! You will always be perfect, including your flaws.
Stop comparing yourself with others – no one else is you, enough said!
Take time to meditate and/or journal – spend some time with yourself and get rid of all the negative thoughts that are in your head! I do this every night before I go to bed, also have a journal and I write one thing I am grateful for before I get out of bed every morning! It’s very weird and also difficult to do at the start, but persist and it will make a hell of a difference. Headspace and smiling mind are great apps to help out with meditation.
Forgive yourself – grab a piece of paper and write down apologies to yourself and accept them and move on (ie I forgive myself for calling myself not smart enough)
Start with these few things and let me know how you go or if you have any tips to give!
Samanthalyn xxx

Instagram

Instagram can be a love hate relationship for a lot of people. Some people see a skinny person in a bikini and feel motivated while others see it as a massive downer, making them depressed and hating themselves! It’s just depends on the type of person you are. The important thing is to remember that your the only person in this world that is like you! You need to love yourself no matter what! Yes there are things that we want that we don’t have but no one, NOONE is absolutely perfect! It’s really hard to love yourself, I struggled and it deserves a post of it’s own (next one I promise!), but it’s well worth it at the end.
I am a lover of Instagram! I follow people that motivate me and give me ideas! Have a go, see if it motivates you! If it doesn’t, get rid of it out of your life!
Samanthalyn xxx
P.s when I get to 200 followers I’ll create a Instagram account and inspire you!!

I’m Only Human

I don’t know about you but I am so hard on myself and I just need to stop and think I’m only human! Today I did something really naughty! I bought chocolate cake mix and eat it raw! At the time it was so delicious but now I’m paying for it! Urgh so sick lol
Anyway I look back now and I think what have I done! This isn’t helping my weightloss goals! How stupid am I! But that’s not the way I should react, because sometimes we make mistakes, we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t! I need to realise it happened, ask myself why? So maybe I can prevent it from happening again. Accept it did happen and move on! It’s so easy to dwell on it and say mean things about yourself, but that’s not helping the situation, it’s making it worse! So next time you (or I) binge do these few things; realise it happened, ask why and how to prevent it, accept it’s happened and move on!
Just remember we do only live life once so it’s ok not to be perfect all the time (eating a whole cake batter is very very wrong) eating a muffin at a birthday party will not kill you!
Happy living life
Samanthalyn xxx