A change in Diet can Change Everything!!

The last few months I have done an overhaul of my diet. I have always had stomach issues and have constantly been in pain 😦 I would eat foods and then feel sick after or I would randomly just get a really bad stomach ache.
It took years before I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Lactose Intolerance. This meant that I had to be more careful about what I ate and had to start taking a probiotic to help my stomach.
Whilst on the tablets I was able to settle my stomach and was able to eat most things without having an upset stomach and thought I was doing pretty good!!
It has only been recently since I have realized this, but I have not actually taken any of my probiotic tablets for about 2 months now and my stomach has been rather good.
I put this down to the changes in my diet and my exercise routine.
Let me start with the exercise, I have been doing boot camp twice a week for the last 6 weeks and have started soccer training the last 2 weeks so now that is 4 times a week that I will exercise plus any little workouts I do at home.
Now the diet, I have stopped having toast for breakfast and changed to rice crackers with cheese and turkey and a strawberry smoothy, for lunch I am having chicken with couscous salad and for dinner either steak or something like that. I have cut out most sweets and am drinking more water.
All this I believe has equaled to my stomach settling down and being less painful for me. I have found that I have more energy and are happier with myself and my body. Even when I wasn’t exercising too much I still noticed a difference in my body.
I believe I have found a lifestyle that suits me and I hope I will be able to maintain this fitter healthier me!

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Session 1 of Boot Camp

Yesterday was my first ever session of Boot Camp and I only have one thing to say about it…. WOW Continue reading

I’ve been Running all wrong for so long

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Tonight I decided to stay at my parents place and I hadn’t planned on going for going for a run due to it being extremely hot but since my treadmill is at my parents place I decided to go for a quick run since it was a tad cooler inside. Continue reading

Running with the Dogs

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Yesterday I was sitting on the couch thinking to myself “I really should go for a run but I can’t be bothered”, then I thought to myself “this is no way to think, get off your fat ass and go for a run!!” So that’s what I did 🙂 Continue reading

Slowly Starting the Fitness Thing

So I have previously posted about getting back into fitness several times and I can tell you that I have finally started!!! It may only be in small increments right now but I am still happy with myself for doing it!! Continue reading

Re-starting Fitness AGAIN!

A little while ago I posted about getting back into fitness (found here) and I have to say that I completely failed at that attempt 😦 I had every intention to jump on my new exercise bike at least 4 times a week and get going on the whole fitness thing…. but unfortunately I just have not had the time 😦 and I know that is a totally poor excuse on my part and honestly I feel like crap 😦 Continue reading

Getting Back into Fitness…. Again!!

So who out there is like me and goes through stages where  you love fitness and exercise and then it all slowly dies away and you don’t do it for a while and then all of a sudden its like ‘OMG I love fitness!!’ Well that is me at times 🙂 I did get majorly into it not long ago and as a result I dropped a few kg which I was very pleased about 🙂 but the only problem I have is that I get bored very easily doing the same thing over and over! The only equipment I have is a treadmill which after a while I get so bored with running and it’s housed in a bedroom which has little motivational atmosphere and then I try to listen to music to make it better but I have yet to buy a holder for my iPhone so at the moment I sit it on the bed so I can’t blast the music like I want.  Continue reading