This week's blog reading music is Swimwear by Hey! Hello! who I went to see play last week, perfect summery goodtime pop goodness. Play it, it'll improve your day.
|Just fuck off. Right off.|
I'm using Instagram a lot, there's a big community of people on there using it for support and motivation, posting pictures of healthy food and weightloss progress and whatnot and it's always good to have like minded people to encourage you, even if they're just on social media. So of course alongside some great before and after photo of someone who lost 100lbs or a delicious looking grapefruit (this happened, I've been really into grapefruit all week because of an instagram picture) you get a decent amount of horrendous bullshit motivational memes like this awful one right here. Urgh. But I saw one that actually was just good advice that said "Get fit in the gym, lose weight in the kitchen" and that's so true. I remember years ago thinking that if I go to the gym regularly that would make up for me basically eating whatever I liked. One counteracts the other, right? Wrong, really wrong. Obviously what I'm looking for is to be generally healthy all over but diet and exercise don't have the same effect on the body and it's taken a while to realise. You can get get fitter and stronger with improved recovery times and better stamina by just hammering away at the gym but you'll never get rid of your love handles that way, that's got to be taken care of in the kitchen.
I achieved one of fitness the goals I set for myself this week in that I finally did a full pull-up, I've been able to to one where I jump up and get my chin over the bar for a while but now I've been able to do a couple from a proper, straight-arm hang from the bar and pull myself all the way up. A big deal for me as when I started this journey last year I couldn't even support myself hanging from the bar for 30 seconds. Next goal - a full set of 10, pulls ups are really hard.
|The 12 Rounds Boxing crew after working out on Clapham Common.|
I'm in the middle at the back, my guru/spirit animal Kat is front and centre.
|We got a BBQ going this week, those prawn were HUGE and delicious.|
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