71,000 Views, Yay!

Hello loves, ❤

How is everyone doing this fine Wednesday? (It’s Wednesday here in Sydney, Australia)

I’ve been feeling GREAT this week, experienced a bit of a hiccup last week & felt really down, but HEY, I am human & we all feel this way at times.

I can admit that when you are down, if you don’t pick yourself back up you will only dig the hole deeper.

I’ve been forcing myself to the gym this week, it’s been so hard bc we had to change our clocks so now when I get off the train at night its PITCH BLACK so all I want to do is go home, shower, do a face mask & go to bed, haha. BUT… I’ve been driving to the gym, going in, getting changed THEN… I am fine. (I think getting there if HALF my problem)

I’ve tried hard this week to push myself at the gym to, pushing myself out of my comfort zone with new exercises & increased weight with certain exercises.

My FAVOURITE youtuber of all time, Sarahs Day is going to be at the Sydney Fitness Expo on the weekend & I AM SO EXCITED! Bc I really want to meet her! She only lives like an hour from me in Cronulla, Sydney & I also just want tot go there in hope I’ll randomly meet her on he beach. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HER!

Here we are, adding 1000 more views to the bag! 71,000 VIEWS! Thank the lord for all you beautiful people ❤ I am so grateful for all your support 🙂

Thank you to the below people that have re-blogged my work:

I’ve received a fair few emails over the past month from lovely people here on my blog asking, will I ever make a youtube channel?
Youtube is a BIG thing! It’s a commitment, it’s a full time job, & it’s a big step out of my comfort zone being behind a camera (Selfies are fine, but videoing is HARD!)
I am not saying I wouldn’t do it, I am always up for a challenge but I don’t even know where to begin.
Maybe it’s something I can look into! WATCH THIS SPACE, haha 😛

I pray everyones week has been lovely so far & you are all enjoying your day ❤

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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Full Body Workout

Today I went to the gym & said to my self, I am going to smash a full body workout AND… I did! #missioncomplete

Having my ‘girlies’ at the moment (sorry, boys!) is making my tummy so so so sore, I didn’t think I could smash out a full body workout but one I started I was okay.

Unfortunately I am not in the right headspace at the moment, so I felt that I most certainly needed a gym session, the gym really helps w/ my anxiety, it takes my mind to another place.

Below is my workout that I’d love to share w/ you all:

Warm Up:

  • Full body stretch
  • 5km run on treadmill at speed 6.5

Legs:

  • 3 sets x 15 reps of 30kg leg press
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of 30kg calf raises
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of 15kg deadlifts
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of 15kg squats

Arms:

  • 3 sets x 15 reps of seated row
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of lat pull down
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of assisted chin ups
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of assisted tricep dips
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of tricep pull down
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of tricep overhead pull

Abs:

  • 3 sets x 15 reps of full body crunch w/ 6kg ball
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of leg raises w/ high bum lift
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of russian twists w/ 6kg ball
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of torso twists in plank position
  • 3 sets x 15 reps of captain chair

Cool down:

  • Full body stretch
  • 1km slow walk at speed 3.0

 

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A New Approach

So, I am not sure exactly where to put this particular blog, whether it should be categorized w/ Health & Fitness or if it should be w/ Daily Blog.

Its a hard one, bc I like to make each category of my website positive & uplifting so I don’t want to bore people w/ my blogs in the Health & Fitness section.

Okay, done deal, I think I shall put it in my Blog section, as it is a blog after all & I am not really sharing any critical facts or information, its more just feelings etc.

So, I have been working out from home for a while, doing body weight work out, also w/ a medicine ball, I’ve also been going on the exercise bike & treadmill at home (yes, I have both at home). I have made a decision to start back up at the gym full time, the reason being is that I truly like the way the gym makes me feel mentally, I get to empty all my thoughts, I get to workout (which is a physical benefit), I get to feel good about myself etc.

I started back up this week, did all the great stuff – cardio, legs, arms, abs, more abs, more abs, more cardio & more cardio (I love my cardio) – I am super sore though, I have been working so hard that I have not given my body time to recover so every day I am just getting more & more sore.

I don’t have any excuse why I haven’t been going to the gym, I have a reason but its not necessarily an excuse – because there are ways around my reasoning.

I tend to experience a lot of self image issues, so I don’t like being in an environment where people are constantly watching me work out, thats why I like being in my comfort zone at home.

I also don’t like males at the gym (not all, I can’t judge all, I have no right too) But, sometimes the gym becomes really uncomfortable for me bc men try to small talk w/ you, they constantly watch you or they’ll even come up to you & make certain remarks.

That really turned me off going to the gym, bc I can’t even put my earphones i & workout without either being starred at, or tried to be spoken to.

Now, as mentioned above I did say that I shouldn’t use this as an excuse, & I am not, I was just really turned off going to the gym bc I felt so uncomfortable.

Now, I have tried to come across w/ a different approach now – I cant keep running away from the gym every time someone stares at me, or someone tries to talk to me – its not right, but I just have to be mature & pay no mind to it.

I am happy that I have taken a new approach to this, because life goes on, I can’t get upset every single time an incident happens – I think its just me as a person, I just dont like it, so sometimes it really affects me.

I pray that this different approach does nothing but good things for me, bc I really want to be bettering myself both physically & mentally + I feel that they both work hand in hand w/ one another – you cannot have one w/out the other.

I will def keep you all updated on how this goes for me but at the moment I am loving it, I am liking this new approach on things.

The only thing I am not liking is how fatigued I am & how sore I am, but I guess thats what happens when you throw yourself into the deep end, you will experience pain & fatigue.

I am not giving myself any rest time, I didn’t just step in w/ baby steps & do 2-3 days a week than slowly increase the days etc – I’ve literally thrown myself  in. Morning & night every day w/out fail. Even though its only been 3-4 days, I think maybe it was too hard for the beginning of full time working out again.

I am not taking any form of protein, I don’t really know the back end of what protein to take, what brand is better for you etc – but I do bow some proteins help w/ recovery so I think I may need some of that.