Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Series - Jade Gets Healthy #1

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Every new year I set myself like many people new years resolutions; and one of my main resolutions this year is to get myself healthier and happier. So I have decided to document a new 'Jade Gets Healthy' series here on my little blog that I can update throughout 2015 and also carry on over to my YouTube Channel for your lovely viewing and so that I can look back on this and check my progress. 

So I guess I should start by telling you a little about my body history and current stats...

I've always been a fairly active girl who enjoys regularly going to the gym, swimming, horse riding etc However towards the end of 2013 and all through 2014 that somehow came to a stop and looking back I can't really put my finger on why... Laziness? Being mentally tired? Schedule? I'm not sure... but this resulted in me gaining weight and a low self esteem - which is one of the main things I want to change this year!

Lets talk Stats...
Height: 5ft 3 & 1/2 (the 1/2 is very important)
Weight: Fluctuates around the 8.5 - 9 stone mark (cant believe I just admitted that)
UK Clothing Sizes: 8-10 tops &10 bottoms
Current fitness level: Average 
Water intake: Very good at least 2 litres a day
Fruit & Veg intake: Around 2 of my 5 a day :/ 
Junk Food i.e. crisps, chocolate, pizza etc: BUCKET LOADS *slap on the wrist*
(Please note that these have changed as I have been good for the last few days which I will go into later)

My Health & Fitness Goals 2015
-Tone up
-Increase my current fitness level
- Improve self confidence 
- Weight loss of 7lbs
- Have the confidence to take gym classes
- Run the 10K at Race For Life
- Eat more fruit and veg
- Improve my sleeping pattern
- Eat junk food in moderation
-Eat breakfast

***Please note that I am by no means telling you to have the same goals. These are just what I personally would like to achieve :) ***

What have I done so far to help achieve this...?
It is VERY early days but if you follow me on Twitter you will know that on the 28th of December I re- joined the gym. Now I know joining the gym isn't automatically going to help me achieve all of my goals but I know it is definitely going to help! I've worked out in the gym and have been swimming (which is included in my membership) every other day since joining and I already feel mentally a bit better about myself. 

Here's a couple of Instagram snaps of me in the gym which you can have a giggle at!

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I've also started making small changes over the last couple of days to my diet such as; instead of skipping breakfast I have a slice of wholemeal toasted bread with a thin slice of jam and a small banana. Which I have noticed makes me feel less tired in the mornings and obviously kick starts my metabolism. I've also tried to swap out packets of crisps with Pitta bread and houmous or a piece of fruit.

I'll keep you guys posted on other things I'm planning to do to help achieve my goals but for now I'm going to leave it here because I've just realised that this post has got rather long... Whoops!

I'll most likely add to my 'Jade Gets Healthy' Series every other week or so with food diaries, working out in the gym, before and after photos, what's in my gym bag and stat updates etc :)

Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading this introductory post and let me know if you yourself are on a get healthy journey so we can support each other :)

Jade x
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5 comments

  1. Love this post! We're literally the same people with the same goals lol! Hope you achieve them in the new year :) xx

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    1. Thank you sweet :) I hope you achieve yours too xx

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  2. This is such an inspiring blog post and series Jade! I am determined to try and get more fit in the New Year too, I feel so sluggish and have zero energy at the moment. I'm hoping I can find the confidence to join a gym too (I fear I'm just going to go flying off a treadmill or something haha) I hope you have a wonderful New Year Jade :) xx

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    1. Aww thank you you so much :) I get what you mean about joining the gym I was nervous too, but since I've been a few times the nerves have settled. So if you join hopefully they will for you too ;) happy new year lovely xx

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  3. I really want to run the Worthing race for life this summer, one of my new years resolutions to train to run the whole thing , looking forward to your fitness videos :) x

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