Hey Everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had great weeks! So a few days ago I posted a pic of me looking very hourglassy in a new PLT lingerie set. My body has gone through some changes since last summer. I haven’t had a gym membership since graduating from Royal Holloway and my obsession to workout everyday for longer than 60 minutes stopped as soon as all my deadlines were over (I think I prefer a fitness themed form of procrastination). I even have a gym no more than 200m from my new apartment, so I really have no excuse to not hit the gym and I actually bloody love going when I do. But I’ve been enjoying my fitness at my own pace, in different places and mixing it up a little bit.
Here’s how I’ve been staying fit without a gym membership for the past few months…
Counting my Macros
Counting your macro’s isn’t a diet although it can seem that way. It’s mathematically figuring out how many calories you body needs to bulk, maintain or lose weight. It then splits those up into ‘macros’ which are Carbs, Fats and Proteins. You can figure out your macro’s very easily via this site IIFYM. It’s definitely the easiest way of figuring it out without having to do the math for yourself!
The belief is, if you count your macros and don’t hit the gym, you should still end up losing weight. Because whilst you aren’t restricting what you’re eating, you are making sure your body gets only what it needs to either bulk, maintain or lose weight. You can also track your macros and see what ratio of Carbs, fats and proteins they have on an app like Lifesum or MyFitnessPal.
Joining a Running Club
I haven’t been for a couple of weeks as I’ve had lots of things I couldn’t miss on the weekends but I signed up to Adidas Runners club back in January and really enjoyed the sessions! There are lots of running clubs on offer, but if you live in London and Brick Lane is accessible to you, then I highly recommend this one. You’ll meet a lot of like minded women, each on various levels of fitness and running experience and you’ll go on a run with a few Adidas trainers.
Nike also offer their own free running clubs but I haven’t tried them yet!
Running on my Own
When I can’t make running club, I tend to go for a run outside and hit between 4-6km. Sometimes I hate it, sometimes I love it. It honestly depends on the whether and if I’ve accidentally gone running on a route that takes me uphill! Running on my own helped me discover a park I didn’t know existed where I now take my new adopted dog Bear. It’s also a bit more fun than treadmill running as you have things to look at.
Exercising at Home
If you don’t have a gym at your disposal, make your own! I have a yoga mat, some kettlebells and some resistance bands for glute and thigh workouts. It’s amazing how many different fitness classes you can do yourself just by watching YouTube videos and with minimal equipment. If you’re into Yoga then you have to check out BohoBeautiful. Whitney Simmons offers toning exercises that will make you feel like you’re dying. And Joe Wicks is the master of at home HIIT classes if you need to improve your level of fitness overall and your stamina. All it really takes to get going, is willpower.
Thank you to Hunkemoller for the lovely DK leggings! They’re so comfy and feel like I’m wearing a second skin so they’re great for working out!
Do you have a gym membership? Or do you workout at home? Let me know your favourite fitness influencers so I can give them a follow!
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