Fitness Friday!

May 6, 2016

Woohoo we have made it to yet another Fitness Friday post!

I guess I’ll do a quick run through of how my Gym sessions have gone, talk a little bit about food and then the weigh in!

Sunday 01/05 – Jack and I went to the gym for 2 hours and we really focused on arms.  This was my first proper arms work out and believe you me – it hurt!  Definitely worth it thought and I’ve decided that arm workouts are my favourite.

Tuesday 03/05 – Kirsty and I went to the gym for about an hour and a half and focused on arms and abs.  Kirsty already has a very strong core so this session was pretty tough for me as a beginner!

Wednesday 04/05 – Another gym session with Jack and we did a full body work out!  Started with legs, did some arms and then shoulders.  To finish I did minimal ab work but ab work none-the-less!  However on Wednesday I had a consultation with a lady called Isla and she is a Personal Trainer.  I spoke to her about my goals and medical issues and set up my first session.

Friday 06/05 – Today was the day that I had my first PT Session and my word it was tough! Isla truly pushed me.  We did a full body work out I would say but more focus on arms.  I started off on the ‘Stairs’ – The machine that is simply stairs that you continually walk up.  I did this for 5 minutes on speed 10 to warm up.  We then did 8 intervals of 30:30 on the rowing machine.  Once the warm up was complete we headed through to the mirrored room for weight.  I did a series of SuperSets – more than one exercise back to back. I started by doing jumping squats with weighted lunges, the next set was a weighted shoulder press and push ups, the third set was a little different.  There was 3 excercises this time and I had to do 20 seconds of each so I did weight sit ups with a shoulder press, leg lifts and cross leg lift and repeated this 3 times.  In the final set I had to hold a weight and lean to one side mixed with mountain climbers.  I finished my session with a 5 minute cool down on the treadmill.  I was great having someone there to really push you and I felt like I would be confident to do that on my own.

What I wore to the gym today:

My entire outfit was purchased from Sports Direct!  As you can see I still have a lot of work to do but I’m feeling much more confident about my body👙


I still haven’t got my butt in gear with a food plan which has resulted in one too many food binges of rubbish!  However, I am being much better at work.  Working at McDonalds means that you get free food on your break and grabbing a Big Mac is awfully tempting but instead I’ve been having porridge for my breakfast breaks and a Grilled Chilli Chicken Salad Wrap which is so tasty!

Once exams are over and I stop the stress eating I will definitely get a proper food plan on the go and that will definitely help to shed the pounds!

The Weigh In

This week I haven’t lost anything but that was not much of a surprise to me due to my diet! Jack on the other hand has lost an incredible 2lbs since last Friday!  His amazing hard work is definitely starting to pay off!  Jack is so dedicated to making himself happy and although he still hasn’t got his diet sorted out he is doing much better and also really pushing himself at the gym so a huge well done to him!  He is now sitting at 16 stone – not far to go until he hits 14.6 which was his first goal weight!

My Readers

Are you currently getting yourself into shape? Whether you have just started or been on your journey for a while I want to know how you are getting on!  Comment below what you are doing to get fit and your fav healthy recipes!




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  • Reply biancadoes May 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Your pants <3

  • Reply dasilvax May 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I fell in love with them too! X

  • Reply thechiccommunity May 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    your legging are goals, literally i’m in love! xx

    • Reply dasilvax May 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      They were only like £25 at sports direct! Xx

      • Reply thechiccommunity May 6, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        a great cost for great legging! xx

        • Reply dasilvax May 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

          They are really comfy too! Although I do prefer Tesco leggings which are £15 – such a bargain! Xx

          • thechiccommunity May 6, 2016 at 8:15 pm

            i’m all about comfiness! xx

  • Reply Kirsty Jarvie May 6, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    You two are doing so well ❤️

    • Reply dasilvax May 7, 2016 at 5:01 am

      So are you🎉

  • Reply trimwithjenn May 7, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Love your outift!

  • Reply dasilvax May 7, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Thank you!🔥

  • Reply thechiccommunity May 9, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    i’ve nominated you for the blogger recognition award. xx

    • Reply dasilvax May 9, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Aw thank you very much! Xx

  • Reply kimberlykinch June 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    woo keep it up! It’s always the most motivating when you start to see changes 🙂 For food, I like to make some things ahead of time for the week, like my veggies. Also, a really good on the go breakfast is overnight oats. Make your oats at night with whatever ingredients you like, keep it in the fridge then just grab it for the next morning 🙂

    • Reply dasilvax June 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I’ve never thought of doing that but I’ll definitely give it a go! I always really struggle with breakfast because I work shifts but sounds like a good breakfast I can take with me! Thanks☺️ xx

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    Love the Updates. Great Blog. Also love the pants!

    Sidenote: I am starting a Blog that will include home workouts to get you off the couch!

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    • Reply dasilvax July 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you sweetie! I’ll definitely check it out! X

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  • Reply journ2fitness August 2, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Awesome work! You and I are backwards, I can handle the food; it is the working out I struggle with. I have several recipes on my blog if you want to check them out.. I will basically add a new one or two each day. I am all about keeping the same foods and flavor, but finding ways to make them lighter 🙂

    • Reply dasilvax August 2, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      We would make a great team haha! I’ll definitely check out your page! Thank you for commenting❤️

  • Reply heartofdiamondsx August 5, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I have been on a workout plan for just over 4 months now and i literally wouldn’t change my workout habits now because I’m so much more energetic and find myself not wanting to eat as much rubbish because i know how hard im working, i will be doing a post on it today and will be including some transformation photos if you’d like to check it out, everything i have been doing is at home too! loved the post and will definitely be giving you a follow Xx

    • Reply dasilvax August 5, 2016 at 8:35 am

      That’s great! I agree, when I’m eating better I do have so much more energy and I feel a lot more positive and motivated too!
      Thank you that means a lot, I’ll definitely follow back so I don’t miss your posts☺️xx

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  • Reply thinkfitnessjg August 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    well done, keep up the good work

    • Reply dasilvax August 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you! Really need to get my motivation back!

  • Reply Sandrilla | Wellness Defined September 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Oh man that takes determination. I don’t know if I have it in me to say no to a spicy chicken sandwich if it was right there. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Kelly Seay October 6, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Keep it up! It’s all about the journey, not the destination anyways 🙂 I’m forever on a fitness journey of my own, but I’m finally enjoying the process and not wishing it to be over!

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