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My health journey

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Today I wanted to talk about (as you can see from the tittle) about my health journey. In my recent post which was about a fitness guide named Fitazfk that I will talk about my health journey. So I don’t waste more time rambling. Here it is.

It all started when I realized how much weight I have gained in the summer. I don’t say that I was fat or anything but I was not lean like I used to. And that was not the biggest problem. I just haven’t felt healthy. I was not going to the gym nor ate properly. I consumed junk food (not a lot but I definitely went to McDonald’s a few times) and I just haven’t felt energized. I sat home watching TV, binge eating and not exercising. And that was such a relapse for me. I was sad and I felt like a completely different person than I used to.

So I told myself ‘Stop and get yourself together’ (a couple of times) and I finally started to make some effort for my goal. My goal was to step on the path where I used to be and nothing more.

So as a normal person I jumped on Pinterest and started looking for fitness plans. I wanted a plan because I like it more when a guide or a trainer tell me what to do because if I have to do all by myself than there won’t be any progress. After a long period of searching I finally found an affordable guide which I thought will help me. (I wrote a detailed review with my own experiences you can check it out here.) So I started doing it. Besides one or two problem I enjoyed doing something for my health. Finally. I started eating more healthy and exercising daily. I must admit it felt good. But it was real hard to get back on track. And sadly it was easy to get off this path.

It started with a family holiday in a 4* hotel. I think everyone can guess what happened next. Yes like a completely ordinary person I could not resist to eat cake, pasta some more cake and everything else which was not in the diet plan. And the truth is that I ate because there was a big variety where I could choose anything and of course I chose everything. Even if I was full and when my body did not need it at all.

And after we got home I was so despite. I didn’t know what to do now because a screw up everything.

But then I was like ‘I can’t do this anymore’ so I dedicated my time thinking what should I change why doesn’t it work. I started to do grocery shopping differently. I only bought vegetables, eggs, meat, fruits and nuts. My diet started getting better and better. I started doing exercises daily again. Finally I went back to the gym I used to go again or if I was not feeling going to the gym I searched tabata or HIIT workout on Youtube and after that I did some strengthening exercises for my abs and arms.

(I have some favorite Youtube workout videos if you curious write in the comments and I more than happy to share it.)

And I’m almost forget one of the great things which helped me to eat healthy. I never thought I would say this but calorie counting. Or something like that. Don’t get me wrong I don’t say it’s a bad thing I just never thought I would try it. Okay I’m not doing it like a pro and not that strict at all. I downloaded an app where you can write in if you want to lose weight, keep your weight and just simply eat healthy or gain weight and muscles. After that it gives you how many calories should you eat and that is it. You can choose and write in your meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack. You can see how many carbs, fat and protein did you ate that day. You can count how many glasses of water did you drink. And you can also dial in if you did any exercises. I’m really loving this app because it gives me a picture of how much should I eat. I learned how many calories are in different meals, snakcs and that makes it easy to choose what will I eat. Because if a meal is full with fat which I don’t need than I won’t eat it. Finally I understood what it feels like when people say “you are what you eat”. And please don’t think that I starve myself or I don’t eat anything sugary or sweet and I just have vegetables all the time. Belive me I eat f. ex. ice cream. A lot. Because I eat so much healthy food there is always left some place for some ice cream. And just yesterday I ate paleo cookies for the first time in my life. I didn’t thought it will be horrible but I would never dreamed that I will like it so much.

Now I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been and I’m not kidding. I’m now on holiday again for a few days and we eat out every day in restaurants and I order usually salads or grilled meals. I really enjoy this and I’m so happy about where am I right now.

I can talk about this topic for real long time. But for now I think this is enough. If you are curious and want to know anything I would be happy to answer it. Hope you enjoyed this little journey of mine. Hope that there are some information that will help you too.

Have a wonderful day. Much love

Kat

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Fitazfk overall review

Hello My Lovely Readers!

It has been a long time since I updated you about my ‘fitazfk jouney‘. So here it is.

As you could see in the last two posts that I made about Fitazfk’s guide I was pretty impressed about the programme. I still think that it is great just not for me. Maybe because I was not fully committed or something. So I can say that it wasn’t the BIG break-through for me. However it pushed me on a new journey but I will talk about that later in a different post.

Well the biggest difficulty for me was the equipment. I mean almost all of the workouts in the last two weeks had to be done with equipment. Which is not fine for me because I don’t have any weights at home or kettlebell or anything besides a yoga math and a jump rope. I wasn’t in the mood to spend money for things that I may not use again and I just don’t have enough room to keep weights in my apartment. So I was there with no equipment.

(But this can be my own personal problem and I don’t want to blame the guide because it was in it that some exercises need equipment. I just didn’t think that some means every.)

The other thing why I stopped doing it is that we went on holiday with my family and there was just too many food so I stopped for a few days and there were the lack of equipment so I totally stopped trying after that. And I lost interest too.

But I would still recommend the guide to people who are fully committed and have weights at home because it is a great way to become more healthy!

I think that is all for now. Hope you found it helpful. I will post soon about my health journey because I think I finally making progress to achieve my goal: BEING HEALTHY. If you are curious than you can follow my blog. Comment if you want to share your own experiences or give some advice.

Hope you having a wonderful day! Enjoy every moment because life is short. Have a great day! Much love

Kat

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1st week of Fitazfk

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Well, first week is almost over so I’m here with a little update on the Fitazfk 28 days fitness guide. If you haven’t read my last post about the guide (that was about my first impressions) and you are curious you can check it out here.

Fitness part:

The guide is really nice. It gives a helpful description about the exercises you should do so if you are not familiar with the name of the exercises or how to do them don’t worry you will understand it easily. There are sessions 6 out of 7 days. The last day is rest day so you can chill and don’t have to do anything just follow the diet and that is all. There are days when you should do HIT sessions (means High Intensity Training) and there are days when you should do toning exercices, and build muscles. Each day the exercices last 28 minutes. Like I mentioned in my previous post there are different levels of difficulty that means if you are a beginner you should do less reps than an advanced people should. At the beginning they test if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced so you don’t get to decide which one would you like to do. The sessions are not that hard especially for those who are ‘in shape’ and work out. BUT I still got very sweaty doing some session. Oh and I almost forgot to mention that there are exercices which recommend to have equipments around you. Sadly I don’t have this at home so I did everything with bodyweight only. I think this is the only downside of the guide. The equipments. Because not everyone has weights at home.

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Nutrition part:

I mentioned that there is a meal plan, a diet that you should follow. I think this is not that hard to follow because if you are eating healthy now than this won’t be a difficulty. You should eat a ton of veggies which is fine for me because since I was a child my fuel was veggies and fruits. And because of that it wasn’t easy for me to skip eating fruits. The diet says that you can eat a handful of berries before working out or if you are craving some sweet. Sadly I ate a little more than that… And I had 2 days with family which means I didn’t follow the diet every day. I wasn’t able to resist the fruit soup and the grilled cheese that my grandmother made. I know that is a shame but I tried to drink  tons of water after that to cleanse my body.

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Result:

The guide says that after this first phase you should lose 2-4kg. Well I think I lost a kilo or maybe 2 but I think there would be a bigger result if I follow the guide constantly. I feel much healthier and that is great because the last 2 weeks I was on a holiday and I felt like crap when I got home (that is why I started this guide) so this is already a great result for me. I can’t wait to continue this journey and to share it with you too.

Hope you have an amazing day! Thank you for visiting my site. If you have questions or anything to say comment and I will answer for sure. Love you all!