ASK BELLAMENTE STYLE: MY EXERCISE ROUTINE

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Could you detail your exercise routine? Do you eat really well or do you just mostly exercise? I really want to start a intense workout routine but am a bit stuck for ideas

Good evening lovely,

What a great question! I haven't been asked this before so I am certainly very happy to answer it for you, and give you some tips. First of all I'll just start by saying that I am in no way a trained professional in health or fitness, however I have sought guidance for the exercises and healthy eating habits that I do have. 

I am definitely what you could call an exercise freak, as I am the sort of person that relies on exercise to make me happy, and to make me feel energised daily. Without exercising, I feel flat and definitely unmotivated. Lately I have been mixing up my exercise routines. Sometimes I go for a 5km run around the lake near where I live. This is a great thing to do first thing in the morning, nice and early so that its out of the way and it also will kick start your body for the day ahead. Other days I will head to my local gym and spend about 40 minutes doing a combination of cardio on the cross trainer/ treadmill, as well as light weights and ab workouts. Other days I do Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Workout Guide (recommended to me by my beautiful bestie Emma), and I certainly recommend it to anyone! This is a step by step 12 week e-book that you purchase, download and use to help you achieve some amazing fitness results. Head to her website to check it out! Its definitely something for you if you're wanting to start some intense workout routines that will make you work up a sweat, as well as reap in the results.

I like to think that I have a good combination of exercise/ healthy eating habits. As for healthy eating, I generally avoid all milk based products, so I will either have lactose free or soy milk, and I also have a slight wheat intolerance. I assure you that I don't just do the gluten free thing because I want to lose weight, because we all know that this simply doesn't work. I generally feel better and my body behaves better when I don't eat wheat or dairy. I do also eat a lot of fruit and vegetables (I can't get enough!), and I am a big fan of green smoothies, acai bowls, quinoa salads, kale chips and dark chocolate goji berries. Sounds weird, but all very delicious and nutritious. I certainly believe that it is important to be kind to your body with the foods that you eat, and it will certainly thank you for it!

So for you, I definitely recommend checking out Kayla Itsines website and her e-books. Kayla is a credited PT, and really does know her stuff when it comes to fitness and healthy habits.

If you have any further questions, or want a few more answers feel free to ask, or send me a private email.

Kindest,

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