In just 12 days I have felt a massive difference, I feel more energised, my skin feels great and I don't feel lethargic like I used to. Being at a desk all day really didn't help my energy levels and changing my diet has improved that hugely in such a short space of time.
I decided to record everything I am eating in a photo diary and created a new profile on Instagram to do so. I have found so many inspiring profiles to follow which have motivated me and given me new ideas for meal recipes. If you want to take a look at my photo diary just click here and if you'd like to follow me to join me on my clean eating journey search for @foodfotodiary on Instagram.
I invested in a pair of running trainers and have started running! I am seriously unfit and out of shape but on the first day I did a 25 minute run (intermittent 5 minutes jog/pace walk with running) and I felt absolutely amazing after (albeit seriously knackered). I plan on getting a workout in 4 days a week, whether that be running, weights at the gym or swimming.
I also began the 30 day squat challenge. Day 1 of the challenge included me doing 50 squats. After about 25 I could feel some serious burning up my thighs (told you I was super unfit) but I pushed through to 50. Day 2 was 55 squats and day 3 was 60 etc. My legs currently feel totally destroyed but it's a good feeling and it means I will be getting results.
I will say one thing, if you choose to start something like this 'cold turkey' like I did, be prepared to feel a little shock in your body. You will feel pretty tired and bloated at first (a lot of fibre in fruits will do that to you) but it will pay off I promise you! If you combine a good diet with regular exercise you will get results and you will feel amazing. I'm not trying to lose weight per se. I am trying to get in shape, lead a healthier lifestyle and tone up. Let's see how it goes.
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