So summer is coming closer and everyone is trying to get in shape again. While summer is not even the main reason for me, and I don't necessarily want to lose weight. (I do want my belly tight to get back in to my Daenerys costume tho) Because aren't muscles heavier than fat? But sport and eating healthy is. My boyfriend has been doing this fasting diet' over the last few weeks, and I've been keeping telling him he should stop.Because the thing was, he wasn't having breakfast, but only a shake in the morning. He goes to the gym 3 times a week (before work), and has 2 big meals after that. But only on training days he has big portions. I finally got him off that from this week on. And we're back on a normal schedule now.
But what am I doing to stay healthy? I finally started running again last week after not doing any sports for 2 months. And believe me, that is a very long time for me. Since I was 6 years old I've been doing sports for at least 2 days a week. I've been doing gymnastics (age 6 to 12), tennis (age 6 to 11), professional skiing (age 6 to 19), jazzballet (age 12 to 13) and I've been going to the gym from the age of 14 until about 2 months ago. Because of my internship (and money) I decided not to go the gym in London yet but try to do some stuff on my own. I'm a very sporty person and as it's always been important to me I have to get back to it. I still have a goal to walk a marathon before I turn 30 years old.
The thing is.. I have a bit more testosterone in my body. More than most girls have. This means that my muscles grow a bit faster and the same for hair on for example my legs. (yikes!) I have to be really careful with lifting weights as the muscles in my shoulders pop up really quickly which makes my neck and shoulders, really big! This is not something I want, and is annoying for clothes as well. Right now I'm a size 28 (jeans), 36 (everything else) or small. I'm only 1.60m (5'2) tall and every kilo I gain shows. (tiny people problems)
But what about food? For breakfast I have cerial with some sort of fruit in it, combined with an apple juice or water. Not to forget about a vitamin pil. I eat a salad for lunch 4 days a week. I just buy the groceries and make it at work. Friday is my off day and in the weekend I mainly brunch. The evenings I eat a bit of everything but try to eat enough vegetables every day. I try to keep snacks to a minimum and take a fruit instead. Another (quite important thing), we don't drink anything fizzy. No coke, fanta or anything. The only thing we have to drink in our apartment is water, squash, milk, tea and a bottle of wine. I like a coke or sprite once in a while but only drink it when I'm out for drinks or in a restaurant. Same for pasta, potatoes and bread, I do eat it (and love it) but try not to have to much of it. I eat everything I want, but after a 'I ate a lot day', I try to keep it to a minimum the day after.
Do you guys have any tips for me? And are you working out or dieting?