| Flab to Fab | May Update

Hello Hello long time no update…

I’ve had a crazy, yet unexpected start to this year.

So my blog has ended up neglected. And as this series of Flab to Fab was suppose to track my fitness journey I thought it best to be the first part of my blog to update and let everyone know how things are going.

So this past month I’ve really thrown myself into a proper fitness routine. It wasn’t even planned its just ended up that I now have different fitness classes Monday-Thursday.  I tend to have a lazy weekend as they are all fully booked atm, but with four gym days and an okay diet I think this is deserved haha!

I’ve currently managed to get my weight down by almost two stone! Mainly in the last month. And the best part about it is not feeling like I’m trying to loose weight, it’s all just fun!

 

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I was super super pleased when my gym had a class timetable revamp as I’ve been wanting to try both Pilates and Yoga for ages. And I kept looking into classes in Glasgow but never taking the plunge to go. And as of April my gym now offers these classes! So ideal!! So that is my Monday and Tuesday nights after work taken up.

Thursday nights are for Spin class. A girl I work with also goes along to these so we have a  nice walk after work to the gym together to catch up on her stories of her previous week with her PT! They are hilarious! He is also the spin instructor and actually wild. Squats on a bike after already being 30 mins in… no problem! Haha.

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Last weeks spin class with a replacement instructor felt like a breeze in comparison to the normal class…

My Wednesdays are now taken up by a new hobby of mine. Which bruises me like an absolute peach…Pole Fitness. I’ve wanted to try this for ageees! But I’ve never had the guts to turn up to a class as a newbie alone. Lucky one of my friends decided to come along with me, although it doesn’t help that she’s 5″10 and slim and I’m 5″4 and chunky…

I also completed my first ever Munro the first weekend in May! Which is deffo a step in the right direction for me as this time last year if you asked me to go on a hike I would have laughed! Unfortunately the weather was not the best. But the feeling of accomplishment at the top was fab!

 

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Do you have a fitness routine or any classes you love to attended weekly?

 

Shona Marie xo

Flab To Fab | National Pizza Day – Healthy Edit

So apparently today – February the 9th – is National Pizza Day!

And who needs any more of an excuse for pizza eating??

 

Since I’m still in the early days of this health kick I thought I would make a post all about the alternative healthier version of Pizza that is super simple and easy to made. And also Joe Wicks – Lean In 15 inspired.

 

Pizza

 

All you need is:

  • Tortilla wraps
  • Tomato Puree
  • Cheese
  • Serrano Ham
  • Sweetcorn
  • Kidney Beans

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to gas mark 6
  • Grab your wrap and cover in tomato puree
  • sprinkle on you all toppings
  • add the cheese
  • pop in the oven for 15 mins

 

Done!

Obviously you can swap out any toppings you don’t like and add any others you do. It’s super versatile and a great pizza stand in, definitely fixes those cravings without the guilty feeling.

 

What are your favourite pizza toppings?

 

Shona Marie x

Flab to Fab | Week 1-3 Progress

I’ve been MIA the last few weeks after saying I would start a weekly health kick update/ round up. SO that was a fail. The main reason being, I had an Exam on Thursday afternoon so the last few weeks have been filled with revision, a mock exam and then the actual exam itself. Also a Hen Do,  and another boozy weekend filled with food and munchies.

But all in all I would say its been a pretty successful-ish start.

I’m now 8lbs down from my start weight and that’s with only going to the gym once this year.

The only changes I’ve made to my diet so far are:

  • Cutting down to one coffee a day (My morning Cappuccino on the way into work)
  • Mainly drinking water throughout the day (At least 2 ltrs)
  • Swapping to healthier dinners
  • And only snacking on fruit

I’m still having a cheat day usually on a Saturday. So much easier to stick with this kick if I’ve a day off that I can enjoy.

 

Below are a few of “Healthier Dinners”

 

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Anyways now that my Exam is out the way I can focus more on my diet and hit the gym more. Starting this Tuesday with my first gym class which I’ve booked in for at 6:45am (leaving the flat for 6 will probably kill me).

 

Do you have any favourite healthy dinner ideas?

 

Shona Marie xo

| Flab to Fab | The Beginning…

Happy happy New Year!

 

I hope everyone’s new year has got off to a great start, unfortunately for me mine has been pretty poor. Starting with a chest infection/ horrendous flu that began on Boxing Day and hasn’t completely cleared yet, but is definitely manageable now.

I have decided that 2018 is my year for sorting my fitness and getting back to a body I feel comfortable in – because let’s face it last year is the most unhappy I’ve ever been in my body – annnnd I’m thinking if I blog about it, I cannot let myself fail. So here goes project Flab to Fab! 

I would love you to follow me on my journey. Where we can hopefully motivate and inspire each other-  sharing tips on clean eating, gym plans and progress.

Fingers crossed a few months down the line I’ll be feeling happier and notice a difference…

 

Are You On A Health/Fitness Kick This Year?

 

Shona Marie xo