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Putting it into perspective

The recommended daily intake of calories for a woman is 2,000. For the amount of weight I want to lose, MyFitnessPal has given me a guideline of 1,200 calories per day. I usually find it quite easy to stick to this, but you can also ‘earn’ calories. You ‘earn’ calories by exercising. The problem with…

The Sugar Problem

As you know, I use this area to tell you about my fitness and health. I’m not an expert and of course there is a lot of things that I could improve on. This week I put forward a dilemma. Source I have such a sweet tooth. Even when I think I’m being good and not…

Snacking

Snacks. Beautiful snacks. It is so hard to resist them isn’t it? The worse thing for me is chocolate… or cake. mmmm cake. Where was I?! oh yes SNACKS ARE BAD. Well, actually they aren’t bad. Coupled with three balanced meals you can actually have two snacks a day without the guilt factor. Obviously the best…

Do You Know Your Portions?

You can eat what you want, you know that don’t you? I think that the problem why so many people find losing weight and getting fitter hard is because they don’t understand what they put into their body, how their body processes it, and how much of it they should be eating. Before I’d decided to take…

My Fitness Pal

So, you’re motivated…right? Well even if you aren’t motivated (especially two days until Christmas!) what I’m about to tell you is a useful tool that I use everyday. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ is the website that was an invaluable tool when I was trying to lose weight. I had no idea of how many calories I was consuming a day,…

Exercise

Swimming. Things I dislike about swimming: Cold changing rooms, occasional stare-y men, when you forget 20p for the hair dryer, when it’s cold outside, when the water is freezing, when the pool is packed, when I can’t be bothered to exercise. HOWEVER… Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise that you can do. Why? See below: 1. One…

My progress so far & motivation for you.

Are you happy? I mean, really happy with yourself? I wasn’t and still am not. Since leaving sixth form and going to university I had put on about 30 pounds… which is about two stone and two pounds. As I only have a small frame this made me look like I’d doubled in size! I was determined…

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