Gym Update

For the past couple of weeks Thursday posts have been dedicated to the ‘Bloggers Unite to Lose Weight’ posts that M has been taking part in.

Luckily for her she’s away this week in Florida (I’m so jealous sat at home writing my presentation for my diss!!) so instead I will be doing an update on my gym and fitness plans.

Links to the other blogs still continuing with the normal blog series can be found at the bottom of this post if you’d like to see them, M will be back next week with an update for you all!

So I have previously written 2 posts on my fitness goals and haven’t updated in a while so this is the perfect opportunity for me to update my progress on the blog,

I’ve been continuing my efforts at the gym, upping my attendance to 5 times per week roughly as going to the gym gives me a well needed break from being sat a computer all day.

I’ve been taking part in 3 body pump classes (the fat burner) and body combat, whilst also trying out new classes such as spin, RPM and kettle bells, and keeping up with my interval training in the gym.

This combined with the occasional swim and dog walk plus the fact my mum is on slimming world means that I should be losing weight!

First up are my measurements.

I’m going to save myself the embarrassment of putting the actual numbers up.

In summary most have gone down by an inch, my thighs have gone down 2 inches and so has my waist which was really good news!

My bum has increased by 1.5 inches, which I’m not too bothered about as I didn’t really have a bum before and the squats are clearly working to make it bigger which I do actually WANT to happen!
(Me and M are opposites of each other and moan about it constantly ha)

I think it would put me more in proportion and although I want to be smaller I do want all my curves still.

In my last post I said I wanted to look like this:

Which I very much still do!

I’ve always wanted a flat and toned stomach whilst still maintaining all of my curves.

Lately I’ve been finding Pinterest to be a great help for my motivation problems.

I never have a problem going to the gym, its working hard whilst I’m there that I seem to slack off on, I could push harder.

If you want to check out my boards on Pinterest my username is ‘dora263’, I have a whole board dedicated to ‘Motivation for the Gym’

I just have a quick scan of the pins I have on that board and feel motivated to push myself harder!

I’ve weighed myself this week which I haven’t done for about a month and have actually lost 2lb woohoo!

I was getting annoyed as even though I’ve been putting in so much work and eating really healthily I wasn’t actually losing any weight.
I’d love to lose 10lbs more so I’m hoping to cut down on cake (my mum is still making it for my dad and brother and I really can’t say no. It’s the only time my will power fails!) and continue with my increased level of classes.

I’ve also started making smoothies in the mornings to have as my mid morning and mid afternoon snack.
I whizz a load of fruit together occasionally with a yogurt and split it half for each snack time to give me a vitamin boost and keep me going through meal times.

Often when I’m going to the gym in the morning I’ll now have one of these for breakfast so it’s easier on my stomach to digest before exercise too.

They all say every little helps right!

Would you be interested in seeing some smoothie recipes?
I’ve really been enjoying making them with so many things and they’re so easy!

Hope you enjoyed my update! Let me know about recipes 🙂

L xxx


  1. Maddy
    October 4, 2012 / 11:34 am

    I'd love to see some smoothie recipes, I'm a bit of a smoothie fiend so the more the better as far as I'm concerned!

  2. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    October 4, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    Great! I'll get some up over the next few weeks 🙂

  3. Fashion Floozy
    October 4, 2012 / 9:11 pm

    That smoothie looks YUMMMMMMMY!

  4. Jill Turner
    October 5, 2012 / 4:18 am

    Hope it goes well! I just got done with a kickboxing class.Xo

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