Fitness Fun – January 2015 Edition

Fabletics Gym Clothing

Welcome to my new series which is full of Fitness Fun!  My goal is to share my fitness journey, throwing in some health tips and general fitness fun on a monthly basis.

Jennifer Aniston Health and Fitness

The Gym Classes

After the Christmas holidays January began with getting back into a gym routine.  It’s been cold out and so for me the best way to exercise is to stay indoors!  As I mentioned in my tips to make the gym fun I have been really getting back into doing classes.  I used to pretty much only do classes but the last few years I have done lots more on my own in the actual gym.  I love classes – They are so motivating and generally they are 45 minutes to an hour of intense exercise.  I have been enjoying 3 classes this month – spinning, circuits and Body Attack.  Spinning is all done on a stationary bike, I am a little picky about a good spinning class as I dislike lots of standing up and doing press ups on the bike!  Circuits is a great all-over body workout with cardio, weights and body weight exercises all mixed in, you do each exercise for a minute and then move onto the next.  Finally Body Attack is just intense, check out this video to see what’s it all about.  I love it!

The Rest

Alongside doing these classes I have also been listening to my body.  Over Christmas I had a cold and then I had another one last week so I’ve been making sure I take rest when I need it.  I’ve learnt from the past, overdoing it can set you back even further.

The Stretch

I have added a little bit of yoga to my morning routine this month.  I am so inflexible and decided 2015 is the year to work on it.  I’ve been following Erin Motz’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge on YouTube.  It’s great because everyday is different – Some days I can do the exercises and somedays (most days) I struggle.  I have noticed a big difference when I have missed a day so this is something I will certainly keep up with.  Each day is only 10-20 minutes so it’s easy to add in.  I would love to give a yoga class ago at some point but for now I am happy doing it on my own in the privacy of my front room!

The Bras

To go with all my working out I have invested in some new gym clothes, especially sports bras! I love the Fabletics Koia Sports Bra so much I just had 2 more delivered today – Of course, I also added in a new top too.  I have quite a few Fabletics outfits now and I really like them all!

Fabletics Gym Clothing

The Food

Finally I have really been focusing on eating healthier.  I didn’t partake in the fashionable dry January but also haven’t had too much alcohol this month (just a few cheeky glasses of wine on a couple of occasions).  I have also focused on tracking my calories on MyFitnessPal just to see what amount works best for me to help with weightloss.  I found a couple of weeks I didn’t eat enough and so didn’t lose any weight.  This is a work in progress so watch this space!

So that’s the first instalment of this regular Fitness Fun series.  What have you added into your fitness this January?  Share below!

4 Comments

  • Erin

    Reply Reply January 28, 2015

    Great post! Good for you!! I’ve been doing yoga for years, and some days my body will just not co-operate and do poses that I could even two days before. So 100%, listen to your body 🙂

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • caroline

      Reply Reply January 28, 2015

      Thanks for the advice, I have a long way to go but it feels good so far! 🙂

  • Roisi

    Reply Reply February 1, 2015

    I love that you’re so committed, I wish I could show this level of drive! I’ll definitely be following these posts, maybe your enthusiasm will inspire me to get my act together 🙂 x

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