Sunday

[Outfit] New month, New me

You may have noticed a lull in outfit posts, I'm not having the nicest 'me' moment right now. I'm totally fed up with feeling sluggish, tired and worrying about whether or not I'll fit into my jeans, so I have decided to try and be a little healthier for the next couple of months.  

After two holidays and some extensive rose-wine sessions over the summer I feel decidedly larger than I did a few months ago.  I'm finding myself avoiding doing any form of photos, so the blog is taking a hit... also I have been looking around for new season pieces (below) and have decided to ban myself from any new purchases until I am back to my usually-content self. Hows that for inspiration?!


I usually hate diets, but after doing the 5:2 diet for 3 months earlier in the year and finding it a million times easier than I thought, I am giving it another go. It's not that tricky - I have porridge or fruit for breakfast, soup for lunch and stir fry for dinner. I don't find myself going hungry and I genuinely feel better the following day.  I'm also giving fitness a proper go as I now live 10 feet from Battersea Park and blog posts from Natalie, Lucie and Charli have encouraged me to get off my ever-expanding bottom.

To help me, my friend Emily took me out for a personal training session (she runs a company called Swift Fit) to teach me how to get my ar$e in gear. I'm not one of those people naturally blessed with the passion for exercise so I needed someone forceful to drag me to the park. She was fantastic and for anyone in the London area I wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with her - despite the fact I couldn't walk the morning afterwards without assistance. Ever since, I've felt more of an interest brewing as Emily actually teaches you moves that are a) fun and b) seem extremely relevant to your fitness goals. If she can get that far with me, she'll work wonders for you. Here is her website.

To make it a little more fun for me I've decided to spruce up my exercise clothing to encourage me to grow-love for it all.  I already mentioned my new Nike X Liberty trainers but here is my selection of gym gear:


Finally another friend Sarah has launched a company called Saviour Snacks.  The idea is it provides you* with a weekly box to help you snack healthily (which I'm going to need).  I was expecting a box of flavoured sand paper, but no.  The box included everything from popcorn and chocolate to the more obvious seeds and chews.  Tasty to say the least - have a look at the full selection here (below is a list of the items I munched and how they select their products, pretty impressive). 



I'll be keeping tabs on my progress on the blog and using apps like My Fitness Pal throughout September and October. It's going to be tough this month what with Fashion Weeks approaching (aka Canape Carnage Fest) but I'm determined to stick to it and feel a little better about myself, ready for one of my best friend's 30th in Spain. Wish me luck!
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Sarah said...

I am so in love with that Joseph jumper! And the Jaegar one. And all of the trainers you've picked out!
x

LS said...

There is bound to be a parkrun near you, free timed 5km run at 9am on Saturday mornings. I go every week, might be worth a try :)

Catherine said...

Know that feeling! I find my eating habits the hardest part to control (I actually quite enjoy the exercise bit-don't judge) so spend lots of time reading about nutrition and finding yum but healthy recipes to try. Decided to do a weekly round-up of links i find on my blog too to help keep me motivated, in case you're interested. Good luck :-) x

thankfifi said...

I love that pink Carven skirt - had that on my wishlist for some time...
Great healthy inspiration too - my best tactic for getting leaner is to rate the naughty food out of 10 - if it's a 9 or a 10 then it's worth being naughty, anything less and it's not making the cut!

Thankfifi.x

Victoria B said...

love the all items!

would you like to follow each other?

www.fashionshores.blogspot.com

Binkie said...

I know the feeling as couldn't fit into any of my trousers a wile ago but have started the fast 5:2 diet 2 months ago and am very slowly losing weight - its def a slow burn - well it is for me but half a stone has shifted so all in the right direction! good luck with it all. Great blog and hard to resist shopping once I read it!
Binkie
http://www.binkiesbabblingblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Stylishlyme said...

It can be difficult getting on a diet. I think of it more of a health lifestyle than a diet because the word diet automatically has a negative connotation. Think about it as a lifestyle and it becomes easier.

-V
http://stylishlyme.com

Emily Altneu said...

Thank you for the mention Anna. I'm really glad you enjoyed your personal training session. I had a great afternoon with you in Battersea Park. Look forward to the next one!

Love Emily

www.swiftfitlondon.co.uk

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