I think I’ve found the best way for me to eat as healthily as I can, especially during the day. Make my lunches the night before I’m meant to eat them. In the mornings I don’t have time or motivation to make something healthy so I’ll just grab some money and get a meal deal at tescos, with all the fat and salt content you don’t want, but in the evening just before I can plan something healthy, stick in the fridge and then wake up knowing that I’m not going to be wasting money the next day. I’ve done this the last two days and it’s genuinely making a difference to my diet - I mean, I’m still far from perfect, but if you consider the diet comments in day 25/26 to 1-24, you’ll notice I’m a lot happier about it, if nothing else.
The other thing I’ve found really inspiring in terms of diet is following a load of healthy food blogs - the way in which they present this vibrant, healthy food has genuinely inspired at least 3 meal choices in the last few days. I have frozen yoghurt-covered strawberries in the freezer waiting for me at some point.
The downside to my diet of Day #26 is the fact that I’m going out later - however, it’s KFC and then a houseparty, and I’ve said no to the KFC on both money and health reasons, and I’m feeling pretty proud of myself for making the healthy choice there.
In terms of exercise I went for my second run in the 26 days today, intending to do 15 minutes of jogging. However, 5 minutes into the jogging I started having pain in my lower back so I decided to walk for 5 minutes before jogging for the last 5 again, and though this isn’t perfect it was much better than just giving up, I hope you’ll agree.
I also watched half of some bogus ab building video that was trying to sell me something, and I got about 10 minutes in and the guy hadn’t delivered the health tips he was promising in the video so I clicked off. One thing he said, that the best way to build abs is to eat clean (or something) rather than do ab exercises has stuck with me though. I’m doing my best to eat clean but I’m still not 100% I even know what it means. This has brought me back to thinking about having Caitlin as a personal trainer, as it’s just an obvious go-to for things like this. I wouldn’t have to worry about writing my own programme.
The last thing I’ll say is that if anyone follows any male fitness blogs or is a male fitness blog, please can you reblog this/send me an ask? I want to follow more, as I’m mostly following females at the moment and whilst that’s still good, I’m aware there are some fundamental differences in fitness aims.