Starting to Exercise

My husband, Andy, has encouraged me to start exercising. It was only a light introduction with planks and press ups but I wanted to do something light today and then build it up gradually. I’m aiming to do something tomorrow morning and then again in the evening.

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As you can see, we started off with 3 sets of 20 second planks. This is an exercise I am familiar with from the Yoga and Pilates classes I used to take before I had Annabelle. I used to love going to these classes but my favourite was probably Body Balance. In those classes there is a combination of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates all set to music.

In the New Year, I am going to start attending a Zumba class with two mummy friends. I am actually really excited for this despite being ridiculously uncoordinated. It’s safe to say I will never win a ‘Best Dancer’ award.

My plan to eat well is also taking steps in the right direction. For lunch today I had a jacket potato with tuna, sweetcorn, baked beans and a tiny dollop of mayonnaise. Normally, I would cover it in handful of cheese which probably 2-3 times more than the recommended daily allowance (1 matchbox size serving).

I am also trying to cut down my snacking but every time I see the Terry’s chocolate orange or Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations, I find it ridiculously hard to resist. I must stop buying them!

Anyway, have you started  eating healthier foods and exercising yet? Let me know what you have done to get the ball rolling. Bx

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2 thoughts on “Starting to Exercise

  1. Mabel Kwong says:

    My hat’s off to you for getting into regular exercise. I am sure after a few week’s you’d feel better physically and mentally better 🙂 I too like Cadbury chocolate and find it hard to resist. These days, I’m into eating KitKats and it’s so hard to not buy one from the grocery store next door at work after lunch each day! I have started eating healthier over the last few months – more veggies and less meat 🙂

    • Beth says:

      It’s safe to say that Christmas has definitely put the healthy eating on hold. I’ll start again tomorrow or from lunch time today!
      I can see why you’ve found it hard to resist Kit Kats. Yum. Bx

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