I was contacted by UNiDAYS to get involved with the Protein World New Year Revolution campaign as they are currently offering 20% off all Protein World products which is amazzzing – click here to get the deal (it’s limited time only).
They couldn’t have got in touch with me at a better time as it was just after the New Year and one of my resolutions was to get fit in 2017 (stereotypical, I know). I always set my health & fitness goals at the start of the year but I never actually get round to doing anything. But this year I’ve taken on the Protein World 30 Day Challenge in the hope that I will change my ways and actually put my health first for once.
My goal is to tone up, eat better and get into a good routine of exercising frequently. I absolutely hate going to the gym, I hadn’t been in over 5 years. So my sister who is a dancer took me out a few times for a ‘gym lesson’. I am absolutely clueless on which equipment to use and what not – so she explained everything to me and told me easy exercises that I can try. Someone even commented asking if she was a personal trainer! However, I did end up with an aching body the next day… so I need to remember to take it slow.
Before I began the challenge I started practising all the exercises my sis told me at home (the gym still gives me the fear). Protein World also sent me a neat little workout booklet which you receive with ‘The Slender Blend‘. Having a strict plan to follow day by day is perfect for people like me who don’t have a clue what they’re doing and it is actually really easy to follow.
By following their plan from day one to three I worked mostly on my lower body and abs. Then day four to six I worked on upper body, lower body and then I had a well-deserved rest on day seven. Any exercises I found awkward or too difficult I just skipped by and focused on the ones I felt comfortable with. My aim isn’t really to lose weight but more to tone up. Therefore, the cardio exercises didn’t seem that useful for me so I focused more on the weight lifting exercises. I feel that using the weights, along with the protein shakes has really made all the difference.
Now more on the protein shakes. They actually taste really yummy! I was SO surprised I just assumed it was going to taste disgusting but I mixed it with Alpro’s Oat Original and it worked really well. I actually look forward to having my little protein shake after work. So thats a round up of my first week so far.. I will keep you updated on the weeks to follow. I can’t wait to see my results after the 30 days.
What are your health and fitness goals? Share with me in the comments!