As those of you who follow me on Instagram will know, today is day 1, week 1, of a 4 week push.
With or without a ‘push’, I train 6 days a week (cardio AND weights daily) and my diet is clean and healthy MOST days.
However, ‘most’ days doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to aesthetic results, so although I am fit and healthy 24/7, I certainly don’t always have abs and veins popping week in week out.
This brings me to the point I make time and time again when it comes to health and fitness V aesthetic results – they really are 2 very different things.
Healthy and fit is what I am ALL of the time. I train, I eat clean, I drink wine with my boyfriend and I eat pizza with my friends. I make frequent notes of my weight and food intake, my PBs at the gym and my cardio timings. But I live my life and I enjoy it.
Aesthetic results is what I achieve SOME of the time. I’ll train every day, twice a day, I’ll count the calories and macros in every morsel of food I eat to hit specific daily targets, I rarely eat out and never drink AT ALL, and for 3-5 weeks (I never do longer than this as I don’t want or need to), I am 100% committed to the end result. Despite what some people say, it’s very far from being ‘healthy and fit’, it’s a goal, and it is hard, ass, work.
I enjoy both ends of the spectrum. I love being more relaxed and I also love pushing my body from time to time. It’s a physical and mental challenge, and that is just as important as downtime is.
So for me, the next week looks like this:
- FASTED CARDIO – 20 minutes treadmill HIIT
- HYPERTROPHY PM – DIFFERENT BODY PART A DAY – 3 SETS 8 REPS
- HYPERTROPHY FOLLOWED BY 15 MINUTE FAT LOSS APP – TO EXHAUST MUSCLE AND BURN FAT POST WEIGHT TRAINING
- DAILY CALORIES – 1700
- CARB CYCLE – 3 DAYS LOW, 1 DAY HIGH
- MACROS 3 DAYS – 50%P – 40%F – 10%C (veg only)
- MACROS DAY 4 – 50%P – 40%C – 10%F (from protein only)
If you want to know what my daily HIIT and weight lifting look like EXACTLY, download my apps on Apple or android.
If you want to know what foods specifically make up my calories and macros, look at the 12 week plan at the top of this page.
If you want to join in with me, now is the time. I know a lot of women HATE the term ‘bikini body’ etc, but let’s be honest, we all have to shed clothes once the sun comes out, and we all FEEL more confident doing so once we’ve been hitting the gym and cutting the chocolate. It is more about a feeling of confidence than achieving any specific body type, and with 4 weeks to go until summer, we can all egg each other on here.
I’ll be posting updates as I go and I’d love it if you do too, just tag me in your pics.
Day 1, week 1, HERE WE GO!