As you guys might remember, last year I started my FIRST fitness journey. I blogged about everything. The hard parts and the tips, everything. This year I’m ready to take it to the next level. I think this is the year that I will accomplish my dream body goals. I will not only look better (my abs will be visible guys) but I will feel better than ever. I noticed that working out and being healthy has a very good effect on my mental health. And so, I’m also ready to feel happier than ever this year! You guys might have a few questions so I’ll break down the game plan and starting point.
My goal: I don’t really have a weight goal. I don’t know what my ideal weight would be so I’m not setting a weight goal. I’m setting a body goal. I want to look tight everywhere. My belly fat needs to be gone and my abs need to be a little visible. I want the side lines and maybe the middle line to be visible (I don’t want to see the SIX PACK as in 6 cubes). My muffintops need to be very very gone. I want my legs and butt not to be extremely skinny, but to be muscly and also tight. And NO, I do not mean female bodybuilder type legs. This means that I want to lose weight but also that I want to gain muscle. This might, hopefully, help fight my cellulite aswell. I also want a little bit of muscle in my arms but not too much. And most of all, I want to feel healthy, have a better endurance and be happy with myself. This is the year I will make it happen
My training: At the moment I’m doing “blogilates” on youtube. I was doing the 30 day AB challenge but I had to stop because my exams were too much work. From tomorrow I’ll be continuing the ab challenge. I’m also doing a lot of body weight exercises (squats, lunges, …) and HIIT exercises. Usually I do a combination of HIIT and Pilates (around 3 to 4 videos). When school starts again, I’ll be going to the gym. My plan is to do some cardio for around 30 minutes, after that some weight exercises (with the gym weight equipment) for either my legs or my butt, a small PIIT (pilates intense interval training) exercise (15 min) and to finish I’ll end with some ab exercises (around 15 minutes). I’m planning on doing this AT LEAST 3 times a week. In the weekends I’ll do some blogilates.
My food: I’m planning on cutting a lot of the carbs. I know, how can one live without PASTA? I’ll be changing it up with pasta made from lentils for example. I will also not eat any more white bread, white rice or white couscous. It’ll all be whole grain from now on. I can not give up my bread because I love it so much and that would make me unhappy, so I’ll change it up with whole grain and a salad from time to time (lunch). I’ll also be making a lot more healthy fat (avocado, salmon, …) recipes, vegetables and good meat (mostly chicken, lamb, …). To change it up I’ll be having a cheat day every week. This quicks up your metabolism and I just need a pizza from time to time. I also tend to drink only water and no more (or less) cola zero. More fruit, no more eating after 20:00, every morning starting with a breakfast and no more in between snacks (unless it’s a fruit snack or a whole grain snack). Alcohol will be kept to a minimum.
My mindset: I’ll be doing everything to make myself happy this year. Being healthy is going to be a part of that. I want to change my lifestyle completely, not go “on a diet”. I want to be healthier, feel healthier and eat healthier. I’m also going to be more active and I’m going to try and not lock myself up in my house to much.
I want to reach my goal in July.
This is what I’ll be doing, in a nutshell, for the next months. I’ll keep you guys updated with “update blogposts” and “before after pictures”. I think I’ll be trying to post every two weeks. I’ll share my tips, food diaries etc. you will be able to watch how I make this all work from day to day (f.e. how I make my recipes, how I do my workouts) on my youtube channel. I’m vlogging every week and posting a week-vlog every sunday. You can also follow me on Instagram to not miss out on any small tips and workout ideas (@lauralynnsworld) I hope you guys will join me in this journey and that you’re ready to go for it! LET’S DO THIS!