In June, the Hobbit and I have an awesome holiday planned to lake Como in Italy. It involves a great apartment on the lake, renting a boat for a day, some nice dinners, wine tasting, it’s going to be a treat.
Obviously, I want to take some awesome pics, preferably with both of us looking good. This combined with the fact that we have been a bit lazy lately, plus we have been allowing ourselves too many unhealthy treats, Hobbit and I decided we need to get into shape again.
We were very much in shape for our wedding on Mauritius 2 years ago, but then I fell off the health wagon a little bit. I still maintained some work out routine, but secretly, some kilo’s found their way to my belly and bottom, and they need to go.
So the work our regime needs to be taken to the next level. Having been an enthusiastic runner for a few years, I picked that up again this morning. I still was able to run 5k, albeit in slower pace, so that’s a good start. The gym will get a few more visits too, as I like to combine running with Pilates, swimming and even some weights to tone up a bit. Looking at new work-out gear always gets me motivated, so I did some browsing today and was inspired by these gorgeous items:
As for food, I am finding inspiration for healthy, clean and honest food from my favourite food bloggers, including www.deliciouslyella.com and www.renskroes.com. Ottolenghi also inspires me with his very tasty recipes.
So, I’ll be back to oats for breakfast, water and tea for drinks, fruit for snacks. Just sensible eating really. I do believe that if you eat healthy 70%/80% of the time, you should be able to have a nice dinner or a glass of wine over the weekend. Life is for living after all.
Any tips on what works for you to get (or stay) motivated? I’d love to hear about it!
Photo credits for collage: