Friday, 7 April 2017

Updated Health & Fitness Goals...

Prepare for some awkward self-timed photos.


I've been solidly going to the gym for a good couple of years now, and although my main goal is still the same: to be happy in my body, I have added in a handful of new goals which I am striving towards.


To do ten unassisted pull-ups. I am slowly decreasing my weight on the assisted pull-up machine, so I know I am getting closer to my goal. It's not one I expect to reach this side of summer, but I know I will be hella proud once I achieve this.

Squat 80KGs. Bearing in mind I can only squat around 35-40kgs on a good day, this goal is one I am anticipating to take the longest. I actually have pretty weak knees so squats are a challenge for me anyway, and this goal is one I will have to be extremely careful with. I am currently slowly trying to add on an extra 5kgs every other leg/bum day, so hopefully I will reach my goal with no injuries to show for it.

Run 5km, without stopping, might I add. I am not much of a runner, as I mentioned I have quite weak knees so running for too long does tend to upset them a little. However, since I did the Race For Life two years ago I have really been inspired to run a little more. My fitness is definitely increasing through my HIIT classes that I attend, so I am hoping that soon I will be able to run 5km without stopping every half a km to breathe!

Start Boxing. I don't know if this would really be classed as a goal, but I really want to start boxing as it is such an amazing way to keep fit. I don't mean the whole literal fighting in a ring type thing, but more boxing with a trainer. It's possibly something I will have to take up when I move back home, as Colchester doesn't have much to offer in terms of boxing, but I am determined to start incorporating it into my routine.


Overall, my goals are now much more focussed on what I can achieve in terms of my strength and my fitness, rather than aesthetics. Yes, it is still hugely important to me to feel body confident, but honestly, knowing I am getting stronger is making me ten times happier than I would be having abs (not to say I don't want abs...). I urge all my fellow gym enthusiasts to set yourself a handful of new goals which aren't related to how you look, but more about how you feel or your strength. We all spend far too much time obsessing about what we want to look like, but creating strong bodies and minds is just as important.


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  1. You go girl, it sounds like you're doing amazing! Your photos are so lovely and your blog so pretty! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
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