I'm so behind on the updates that we're just going to roll with it and pretend that I'm not already half way through week two (but I remembered the progress pictures don't worry).
Week one has been a challenge, as expected. When you're beginning anything more difficult than you're used to, its bound to upset your routine and motivation levels can dip. For the first week my biggest challenge was with eating because I couldn't shake the mind frame of not being able to eat bad food rather than focusing on how much I'd like to eat healthy foods. The mental barrier is probably the biggest step at first but its seeming to break down with time, becoming easier to push myself.
For this reason, my diet wasn't completely healthy but I made a conscious effort to become healthier where possible. I switched up my caramel soya latte every morning for a sugar-free coffee or green tea and for dinners I took the time to prepare my food instead of just nibbling on nut butter toast all day.
Now without making this a huuuuuge ramble about my poor choices, lets reflect on the positives. I went to the gym five times over the week including one spinning class (which definitely hurt the next day) and allowed myself to just let go and feel the burn rather than wimping out at the first pains. I also tried to go into the weights area when it was busy, ignoring the stares and overcoming my fear of being laughed at - its actually working!
My initial weeks progress isn't huge, but a week isn't long enough for that. I think you can definitely tell that my hips/love handles are getting smaller and my 'under bum' is disappearing as my gluteus strengthen. I'm so happy with how my body is changing at the moment and can't wait to see how week two compares!
WHAT IM WEARING
Most of this outfit is actually from USA Pro, a brand stocked within Sports Direct that is totally affordable and they've recently collaborated with Little Mix for some printed pieces and basics like the racerback vest. I layered it up over a camo print sports bra fave from Adidas and my black leggings with mesh panelled knees. I'm a sucker for finding good gym outfits at the moment and prefer dressing for the gym than every day!
Camo Sports Bra: Adidas via Get The Label
Racerback Vest: USA Pro
Mesh Panel Leggings: USA Pro
Free Rn Fly Knits: Nike via JD Sports