Monday, 2 April 2012

The quest for a 'bikini body' begins...

Last week surprised me what with forcing me out of my baggy jumpers and Uggs and into summery dresses and flip flops! Damn that sun!! No not really, but it did make me think I need to do something about getting ready for summer. Exfoliation, fake tan, and some bronzer are quick-fix wonders that helped me last week...but I do need to get fit for summer.

I know I've only recently returned home from travelling and so should be comfortable in a bikini, but a month of home comforts has done terrible things to my waistline!!

So...time to get moving! From my past experience exercise makes more of a difference than diet. Though obviously you can't go to the gym every day and still be eating everything in sight. But I tend not to worry *too* much about diet.

So I am using a combination of gym (mainly treadmill), yoga and Zumba. I used to be massively into running but starting out again is quite painful, but I've definitely missed the endorphin rush!! Zumba is the funnest (I know that's not actually a word!), you sweat loads and the time flies by, so another good cardio work-out.

Then yoga will be my stretching and toning work-out. I find this really beneficial for my running. A few years ago I tore my Achilles tendon and ever since then my whole left side has been a little weak. Yoga strengthens and lengthens my muscles and tendons, hopefully meaning I'll be less likely to get injured. I also find the meditation part of yoga helps with stress and insomnia.

So that's the plan! I'll let you know how I'm getting on every week. And let me know if you have any recommendations.


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