As someone with an incurable illness keeping my self well is paramount to my present and future health.
Luckily I have always been fairly active, but even more so since being ill… And as I’m getting older, eek!
I have recently been trialling a new healthy lifestyle plan and it has worked so well I thought I MUST share it!
If you’ve been trying all numbers of fad diets in a desperate plee to get fit/lose weight with no hope then maybe this post will help you re-evaluate.
We all know deep in our hearts that short-term fad diets don’t work (as upsetting as it may be). If you want to have a gorgeously toned bod then you need to eat well and train in the gym, it’s as simple as that. It also does take dedication and must be a lifestyle change.
I have been following LDN Muscle for a while now, they are 4 guys who give great, free nutritional and training advice and sell fitness & nutrition bibles dedicated to help you reach your goals!
I had always worried that the information would just go straight over my head, but in January they released a free Beginners Guide which is exactly what I needed to get going!
Diet wise I have been eating 4 small meals a day. Oats in the morning for breakfast and mainly either chicken or fish with veg and rice for my other meals. I have also been having 1 protein shake after my work out which consists of 1 scoop of impact whey protein & water, they’re flavoured and suprisingly yummy.
The best bit – straight after a work out you can have either a handful of gummy sweets or a can of coke!
I have been following LDNM’s Beginners Guide in the exercise dept.
I have been going to the gym 3-4 times a week and more or less doing the exact workouts in the guide. A few exercises I have tailored to my needs, for example if my gym doesn’t have the right equipment.
It does involve using weights and machines which often ladies steer clear of in the gym. DONT! I went down the gym on a quiet day and worked my way around all the machines learning how to use them.
LDNM do have explanations in their guides, also you will find all of the gym machines will have diagrams and step-by-step guides. If you’re still not sure ask an instructor, it’s what they’re there for!
Don’t be daunted! Yes you have to be dedicated and motivated, but if you really want to be healthy and fit this is the way forward.
The diet can take a bit of getting used to and even now I have the odd slip up, but don’t beat yourself up over 1 sneaked choccy biscuit just make sure you pick yourself up and get straight back on the bandwagon.
I have found my new gym routine exciting and enjoyable as it’s not just the same old cross-trainer/exercises, but each day I’m doing something different! Plus the guides are reasonably priced and cost no more than the average 1hr PT session but obviously last a lot longer.
I have been doing the Beginners Guide for a month now, so will be shortly moving on to LDNM’s Bikini Guide ready for summer.
I would highly recommend checking out the website, there are lots of interesting and educating posts and a variety of exercise and nutrition guides here.
Good luck! Please let me know if you give it a whirl & I’d love to see your results. X