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The last workout of the week

Posted on June 28, 2020 at 19:26

So, I must admit I have been slacking off a bit with working out. It has been (and still is!) 30 degrees celsius where I am, and inside too even though we have many fans going on full power. Working out when I am already sweatier than ever hasn’t been my top priority. I have still eaten healthily, though. I can’t believe I haven’t eaten any sweets, snacks, pastries or drunk any soda in a weeks time now! That is something worth celebrating. I have been eating some sorbet, but it is only summer once a year, and at least it’s not full fat ice cream. Instead of all the things I used to eat that I now don’t, I eat lots of protein on the days I work out, and on the days I don’t I try and eat fruits as snack.

Today, however, my boyfriend treated me to Indian curry for dinner, so I felt the need to go on the crosstrainer despite the heat. It wasn’t that bad actually, I managed to train on it for as long as I wanted, and after the crosstrainer I did some strength training for mainly my arms and core.

I feel happy now that I’ve worked out again, the endorfines it gives me is worth it alone, the weight loss is just a plus. However, what made the exercise bareable was my headband. I have two of them (pictured), both from Nike, and I adore them. They’re kind of out of fashion I guess but I don’t care because they’re comfortable and they keep the sweat to a minimum in my forehead. Win-win!

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Crosstrainer

The crosstrainer that started it all

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 8:34

Above is a picture of the crosstrainer that got this whole thing going. It was a birthday gift from my dad that I got about a week ago. I asked him if he would help me get one, and he did. It arrived a few days after my birthday, and I love it.

A crosstrainer might not be the first thing, or the second thing, or the third thing you’d associate with pandas, but I’m going to tell you why it fits so well into my philosophy. I hate going to the gym. I absolutely hate it. Not because it is hard or sweaty to work out whilst there, no, instead my reasons for hating going to the gym is the part where I have to literally go to the gym. It’s not far to the gym from where I live, not at all, but getting dressed, bringing a bag, remembering a padlock, all of that just takes the fun out of my exercise. So I thought to myself, if I can just work out in the comforts of my own home, I won’t have to worry about most of the stuff that comes with going to the gym. I can get out of bed, put on a sportsbra and start my morning exercise. Now isn’t that efficient?

So, by getting myself a crosstrainer (or well, asking for one), I have cut out the boring, annoying part of exercising, and now just have the actual exercising to do. And frankly, I don’t dislike exercising, quite the opposite. I enjoy it. I just needed to find a way to do it without going to the gym, and now I have. My crosstrainer is my new best friend, but I have two rules. I only go on it when I feel like it, and I only stay on it for as long as I like. So far it has proved to pay off, as I have lost one kilogram in 4 days, and have been on the crosstrainer for about 30-40 minutes every day since I got it.

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