[Fitness] Let's get toning!!

November 02, 2014

Hello my beauties!

So who said getting fit and losing weight is just for summer? I know a lot of people who let themselves go over the winter because it's the time of year where you cover everything up (well in the northern Hemisphere anyways!) 

What better than to start the month off doing another 30 day challenge? Hahaha. Like I always say, it's ONLY 30 days of your whole life so it's not that long to commit to!

(picture not mine, found it on pinterest)

As some of you know I've done 2 of these sort of challenges before but I haven't actually posted results of the challenges, due to not blogging for a while! But I'll let you know now that the challenges were success and great! 

A little about myself first: I am 5'6" and weighed 58kg at the start of this year. I wasn't over weight or anything but I never really liked how I looked. I know.. I'm a lil crazy some might say. So I began to try lose some fat around my waist, thighs and arms and keeping fit! I did my 30 days challenge and managed to drop to 54kg over the summer. I kept up some of the stuff like cycling to work almost every day, snacking less, more fruit and veg, as well as eating smaller portions. Everyday I start my morning with warm water with a slice of lemon to kickstart my metabolism and I rarely drink milk tea or coffee anymore, instead I drink green tea! 

My goal weight from years ago was 50kg but over the space of 10 years I've never managed to hit that goal. Only 2 months ago, I somehow managed to hit that goal and actually went to down to 49kg! I had no idea what happened (think it was because I was actually a little sick for a week or two) but I was shocked. Everyone I knew told me I looked sickly skinny (not something I had aimed for) so I began to eat a little more to gain some weight back! Now I am a healthy 52kg.

Now back to the point of this post! I've always wanted to have defined and toned abs (but not the body builder steroid kind!), so lets try this out for 30 days and see how it goes! My goal is to have something similar to the photos you see above and below:

I'll keep everyone updated (with photos) every week on Sunday to let you know how I am getting on!

Here are the exercises that I shall be doing the next 30 days:

Love this as it shows you the different parts of the abs you will be working! 

On top of this I will also be cycling as a mode of transport and doing some other little exercises with weights :) 

If any of you would like to join me in this challenge do comment and let me know!! Remember, it's ONLY 30 days! 

Hope you're all having a super weekend!

Lots of Love

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  1. Great motivation! I'm trying to start getting fit now so that when its summer I'll definitely have the body I want. I've started spin classes twice a week which are so intense but I love the way I feel afterwards! Hopefully I'll reach my goal in no time!


    x x

    1. Thank you! Hope the best for you too! :D Keep me updated on how it goes xxx

  2. Great post, really interesting and fun to read! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks.

    Camille xo


  3. Aw thanks Camille! :) I'll check it out in a bit xx

  4. Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible.

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