Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Here's to a New Me!

Over the last while, I've been feeling pretty crap, physically! My immune system is low, my energy levels are low, my confidence levels are low but my body fat content was on the rise! So I decided enough was enough! I want to be the best version of myself that I can be!
2 years ago I began an 8 week program, yes I saw a difference, but it didn't continue! I slipped back to my old ways, didn't go to the gym, wasn't eating healthy, and unfortunately that continued for 2 years! And I lost all my muscle tone I worked for and that confidence!!
I've done it once, I can do it again, but this time to not go back!
"Don't look back, your not going that way"

There is so much hype about being the "perfect" size, looking a certain way, having a "bikini body"! 

Yes, I am starting a new lifestyle to make me look better, but the main reason is it to make me FEEL better! 
I want my energy levels back, I want to feel healthy again! Thank god I've never been very very sick, but I do get run down quite often, and more often than not, that is due to me being unhealthy! 
And now I've started working night shifts my body doesn't know what is going on!  
So I'm going to start treating my body with a little respect! 

To kick start that, I've signed up for an online coaching plan for 8 weeks with Nattilly Fitness, but my coach will have me ready to go on my own after the 8 weeks and not have to rely on a meal plan! So, yes it's an 8 week plan, but that's to prepare me for the rest of my new lifestyle!

I am one week in! And I haven't felt this good in a long while! I am eating almost non stop but it is the healthiest food. I have completely cut out sugar from my diet! Be in sugar on its own or sugar in my food as I am eating 99% natural food, no processed stuff!
Whilst I am not overly worried about the scales, I do want to see some bit of a drop in the first few weeks! I was over the moon with my weigh in Monday morning, I had my time of the month at the weekend and we all know that makes us bloat and carry extra weight!

Enough about the diet and more about me! I am going to the gym 5-6 times a week! 4 days I might be there an hour or more, the other days I am there max 1/2 hour, or I might even do my cardio at home or outside. I fell in love with exercise 2 years ago and I really don't know what happened, and I am finally back to loving it again. It's that feeling when you come out, pumped and sweaty! It's the feeling the day after when it is painful to sit on the toilet. haha. But most of all, its seeing those changes in your body AND your mind!
 

I have a healthier outlook on life, both physically and mentally! I am taking all the daily vitamins I need, I am drinking more water. The difference in my skin in a week is amazing! I am less bloated. And these are the little things, that is giving me my confidence back! It's what is keeping me motivated. Last year I went back to the gym before we went to Vegas! I was far from confident in any of the clothes I wore! But this year I vowed that to be different. I want to be able to just put clothes on and feel like I look good in them! I might not look good in them, but it's how I feel is what matters the most!

We were away in Dublin for the weekend at Round 2 of the Irish Drift Championship, You'll know this if you follow my snapchat (orla.hartnett), I spent Friday evening prepping my meals for the weekend, and I stayed on track ALL weekend! The gym in the hotel closed at 6 so I found another one that opened late and off I went and got the best workout in 45 minutes I had done all week! We had dinner out, but I chose wisely, sauce on the side, sweet potato chips instead of normal chips and extra veg! Its all about the little things and choosing wisely!
                                


I will keep you guys updated on how I am getting on as the weeks go on! I am learning SO much and it is something I will be sharing on my blog, cause I love learning and I love being able to share this kind of stuff with you guys!

Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday evening!
Chat to you soon!
Love,
Orla
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