BLOGGER FITNESS COLLABORATION | OCTOBER REVIEW
During September I went swimming twice and workout at home three times, amounting to 160 minutes. Which isn’t quite what I was hoping to achieve but considering that I basically did nothing the whole of October I now look back on September and think, “good job”.
Whilst I didn’t go swimming or officially workout during October I did start doing crunches of an evening. I started at 50 normal crunch and 25 oblique crunches on each side. By the end of the month I can easily do 300 normal and 100 oblique on each side. I did these 16 days out of the 31 of October and it’s something I’m going to continue. I know crunches alone will not aid weight loss but as I’ve been better with my diet the last month I have noticed that I am looking a bit firmer around my core.
As I’ve mentioned in the previous posts the diet I am following (not overtly rigorously) is the Slimming World diet. It is a slightly strange diet as at its essence you can eat as much pasta, rice, potatoes and select other foods as you want and still lose weight..? It won’t work for everyone but it can also be amazing, so if you are intrigued I’d highly suggest you look into it online and maybe go to a meeting if it sounds like it could be for you.
In previous months I haven’t followed the diet very well.. – okay, I’ve outright ignored it. But over September and October I got much better at adhering to it. For instance, I was having a bowl of cereal every night around 10pm.. now I’m more likely to grab an apple instead. Even if the cereal is calling out to me like a fog horn.
I’m still using, and loving the App that Courtney suggested called Plant Nanny. I like how there are certain plants that represent the seasons, I was recently growing a Morning Ghost which was very Halloween appropriate.
Over the 61 days of September and October combined I drank sufficient amounts of water on 52 of those days, which I’m very happy with. I am yet to complete a full month without failing at least one day, but overall I have greatly increased how much I am drinking in a day.
- Workout once a week.
- Continue increasing the amount of crunches I can do.
- Keep drinking average of 2800 ml a day.
- Continue to maintain or improve diet.
If you have any tips on how to lose weight then please let me know.
And if any of you want to join along with us, let us know! You can join our email thread, write collaborative posts and have the camaraderie of doing it all together rather than struggling alone.