Ever since the launch of my new 'Weight Loss Journey' playlist on my channel CLICK HERE, I've been brainstorming like crazy. Considering the fact that I am constantly doing the research, experimenting and changing things up with my Fitness and Healthy eating lifestyle, I thought why not dedicate a post to the wonderful things that I've tried, have worked and enjoyed?
Because this is the first post, there may be an unusual large amount of things to show you all, but these are things that I've really enjoyed till now and I hope you all enjoy them too.
Let's start with the obvious. My Fitbit Surge. Probably one of the best items I've gotten in 2016. Something I depend on during a workout and feel at loss if I don't have it on my wrist.
It constantly monitors your heart rate. So it can tell you how many calories you are burning during the day.
Allows you to set your daily goals. How many calories you want to burn in a day? How many steps you want to take? How much water you want to drink? It monitors you and brings out that competitive side of you out that you never knew you had. #beatingyourpersonalbest
Bluetooth. Not only can it track and calculate your runs through bluetooth but it has easy access to your music. This feature I find extremely helpful during an intense workout or during a run, where music is a dependent of mine for that boost of energy and a song that I can't stand suddenly comes on #skipbutton.
I recommend a FitBit to anyone and everyone that is wanting to step into a more active lifestyle.
Pre Workout Supplement
Titan Advanced Pre-Training Intensifier
I'm someone who makes sure to have my Pre Workout Beverage before every-single-workout. Every single workout. Why? Gives me the energy. The Focus and increases my heart rate to a fat burning level.
I've been through quite a few pre workout supplements and tried a bunch that's on the market.
Fell in love and stuck with one for a couple of months but it was pricey and difficult to buy (had to order online and cost $60 for a tub that would last only 2 weeks on me). It was fantastic but because of the outlay I then decided to try a few other brands that were much easier to buy and cheaper in price. That's when I found this little bugger.
Bought from Chemist Warehouse and only costing $30 for a tub that lasts me about 1 month (depending on how often you workout per week. I workout 2x a day).
It give me the energy and the focus I need during an intense workout and it tastes really good. Like really good. I'm currently trying the Grape flavour, but so far the Lemon Lime Flavour is my favourite.
Avocado and Poached Egg On Toast
This has been my daily breakfast after my morning workout the last few months. Enjoy something savoury for breakfast? Give this a shot.
Has your protein (perfect for muscle repair after an intense workout) and the taste.
FDX Womens Superthermal Compressor Leggings
Been wearing these during my cardio workouts. I have definitely noticed the difference in my performance during my long distance running workouts when wearing these pants. Not only does everything feel supported, but the "compressing" sensation it gives my sore muscles is very comforting. Not to mention they make my legs look fantastic... haha.
EatRunLift Get Lean Exercise Ebook
This has been my main workout plan that I've been following now for the last four months. I've touched basics when it comes to this ebook on my Weight Loss Journey Ep 01 CLICK HERE.
It's customised to my body type, has expanded my knowledge on workout equipment and has kept me planned and in gear when it comes to training.
A definite recommendation for any woman who feels at a loss when it comes to work out plans, getting fit and the gym.
The Elliptical. I've recently discovered and have been obsessed with the Elliptical. It's a fantastic machine that works out every part of your body - your legs, your arms, your core. I've been obsessed with doing a lot of my HIIT workouts on the Elliptical. These two in particular.
|Core Workout Plan.|
|HIIT Leg Workout - If you want those buns and toned legs|
Treadmill. On the days where I want a bit more of an Intense cardio workout I like to use the treadmill. This workout plan in particular. It's fantastic for a good sweat and to really tone up your legs - a perfect plan for those beginning on Treadmill HIIT workouts.
Music during a workout is very important to me. I am the type of person who thrives off music and feeds off it's energy. Especially during the last few km's of a cardio workout, I need those particular songs to get me through it.
Stretching / Warming Up Music
Queen "Don't Stop Me Now"
Yoon Mirae "Always"
Cardio / Intense Workout Music
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us" - My Favourite!
Jason Derulo "If It Ain't Love"
Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" - Another Favourite!
Jet "Cold Hard Bitch"
Black Eyed Peas "Let's Get Retarded"
Thanks everyone for reading today's blog post. Please let me know if you guys have any recommendations to add to my list. I am always on the look out to try something new and different.