Unfortunately, Week three had my hand-in on Friday so I spent all week at home knuckling down on my coursework however, I still took the time to pop in my favourite Darcy Bussel Pilates DVD just to keep me stretching and moving. I also made sure to go to Zumba again after hand-in on Friday which was a lovely break to just get out the house.
As for diet, I was doing well on week two, eating courgetti, vegetables and a very small amount of pasta. However, when week three started it all went downhill; With the lack of time, I resorted to takeaways and easy pasta dishes which I’m pretty sure piled some pounds back on. So as I go home for week four I’m banning takeaways from my house to get out of that rut, and eating super healthy to make up for week three.
I invested in some gym gear this week which was well-needed as I wasn’t going to survive on cheap 5-year-old trainers. Luckily across from the gym is a Nike outlet so I went in there to ask what would be the best trainer for me. They were so helpful and knew exactly what I needed, and sure enough, I found my perfect trainers. As I have bad overpronation in my feet especially on my right foot, I needed a strong support to help recreate my arch and also stop me from running onto my bone. I ended up choosing Nike’s LunarGlide 7 in a hot pink/orange colour (see picture above), with these my feet felt free and cushioned, unlike my old trainers that squashed my feet and were hard. Also, they look pretty swish if I do say so myself, and nothing makes you feel better than strutting into the gym with gorgeous new trainers.
I am known for being awful at drinking. I can sometimes go each day with only drinking a glass of summer fruits and nothing else (I know awful habit). For my own safety health wise, I knew I needed to start drinking, firstly to keep me alive and secondly for the added benefits of not feeling hungry so often and having a marvellous complexion. I decided to invest in Ulla; A Hydration Reminder Device (see picture above). Its small clip that attaches to an elasticated band to fit around any glass or bottle you would like, although I wouldn’t suggest putting it on a glass whilst your out as it’s so small it’s easy to forget. You can put it on your water bottle and it slowly flashes once to acknowledge you’ve put it down on a solid surface, about every half an hour if you haven’t picked the bottle up to drink within that time, the light inside the Ulla will blink at you and won’t stop until you have a drink, it then senses when you have had a drink (tilt detection sensor) and then will stop blinking. Another interesting feature is that it picks up when people aren’t around or your sleeping so will turn itself off accordingly. I got mine in a cool mint colour and I love it! Unfortunately, they’re sold out on their site but you can also get them from amazon here. Ulla’s been a huge life saver for me and I’ve gone from drinking maybe 150ml to nearly 2 litres in a matter of days.
That’s the end of Week Two & Three! I hope you enjoyed this instalment of the Slim Summaries, Week Four will be up next Wednesday 4th May (My 21st Birthday Yay!)