Tuesday, 29 April 2014

My Fitness Goals

I admit it,  I could do with losing some weight. It's amazing how weight can creep on slowly with a change of job, although now that I work from home, I should be taking more exercise as I'm not tied to a workplace.

So I have set myself some health and fitness goals. Firstly I am looking to lose a stone, to lose my big tummy and feel comfortable by the pool on holiday. I will talk about my dietary tips in another post next week.

Secondly I am aiming to walk for an hour a day at least 5 days a week. I find this achievable and mostly this is going well.  I am waiting for a FitBug Orb to arrive, that I won recently. This is a diet and fitness tracker that is worn like a watch. It measures your exercise, monitors your sleep, and links wirelessly to your mobile devices. It sounds like a super motivation tool which is something I really need at the moment.



My new FitBug Orb

I find little things can help keep you motivated with a health and fitness goal. Having some new kit, planning little (non fattening) treats and monitoring your progress can all help.

To help my motivation I was sent some trainers and a new sports top to review and try out by sportshoes.com.


Ron Hill Sports Top

The Ron Hill sports top is in a bright shade of pink, and is made of the softest material, which feels lovely on. The Vapourlite fabric helps draw moisture away from the skin and the fabric is breathable and quick drying. I noticed this one day when it was very warm and I was power walking. It wasn't long before the material dried again. UPF 50 provides protection from the suns rays which is always good, and the flatlock seams reduces irritation and add to the comfortable fit. A great feature of this top is the reflective material, perfect in all weather and light conditions, day or night. 
NIKE 4.0 V3 Trainers

The Nike 4.0 V3 trainers are so lightweight and comfy. Designed as running shoes, I feel they are all purpose as I have been using them for walking. The material they use is very breathable and I love the fact that they have a minimalist/barefoot look, gone are the days when trainers used to be heavy and chunky.  The flexibility is brilliant for maintaining stability and gives you a smooth efficient stride apparently. The trainers provide great traction on lots of different surfaces like pavement, road, grass, and I also wore them for a walk along the beach.  

So I put my new kit to good use.  I am lucky to live by the sea, here are some photos of my daily walk. 


As you can appreciate it's not a hardship to do this walk on a sunny day. On a rainy day in Winter it is a different story. 

I was really impressed with these new additions to my exercise wardrobe and I am particularly in love with my Ron Hill top. The colour is just me, I love bright jewel colours, the softness of the material is super, and the fact that it is reflective is an added bonus - a great exercise top.

Walking is a suitable exercise for everyone. Do you enjoy walking? Do you have any health and fitness goals? What do you think of my new pieces of sports kit? Let me know.

*I have been sent these items to keep for an honest review
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42 comments

  1. Best of luck with your fitness goals. The Fitbug Orb looks and sounds great! I'm also beginning new fitness goals today, time to do something about my weight to get fit and holiday ready :)

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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  2. Good luck with your goals! I for sure need a good trainers :)

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    1. Have a look on Sport Shoes.com as they do have a wide selection and decent prices too and I'm not just saying that!

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  3. Good luck! I am blessed in that the school run gets me walking more than an hour a day- not sure I would bother otherwise!

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    1. That's great exercise Sonya and you have to do it so it doesn't feel like exercise.

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  4. Good luck in your quest! I had a FitBug but didn't find it so useful, hope you have better luck with it.

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  5. Good luck in getting fitter. I too love the colour of the top

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  6. You can do it, think of those dreaded holiday pictures ;) Good luck x

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  7. Sounds like you have set yourself some achievable goals. Good luck!

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  8. Good luck with your fitness goals - it somehow seems so much easier to do in the summer! I love doing my zumba on the wii :)

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    1. I love Zumba too, and yes it feels easier in the summer.

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  9. Good luck with your fitness goals. I'd love to lose some weight and tone up but have no motivation to go about it. I wish something would spur me on to be more like you!

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  10. Best of luck with your fitness goals. I'm still trying to shift the baby weight 10 months down the line, i say trying, i haven't even started to be honest. I love my food too much! The Fitbug Orbs are meant to be amazing so i'm sure that will keep you motivated xxx

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    1. I love food too much too, but I need to do something serious now.

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  11. good luck! i'd love a fitbug!!

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  12. good luck! I think I need a fitbug, I take my dog for a walk every day for at least an hour, but tend to meander rather than fast walk or jog, maybe a fitbug would help me do this!

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    1. You are half way there, just speed up your walking.

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  13. I love those sleek trainers. I so need to get fit so this is very inspiring! Good luck!

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  14. Good Luck...I need to get fit....start with good intentions but it soon goes downhill!

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    1. That is what happens to me. I need to keep the motivation up.

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  15. Good luck, hope your FitBug Orbx is a good motivator for you.

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  16. Good luck! I'm trying to be a bit healthier too, trying to egt in some sort of shape for the summer.

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  17. I love my fit bug and I walk far farther than I thought too!

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  18. Best of luck sugar!
    I should really take some inspiration from you - I will start thinking about my fitness goals next month haha

    Lotte xo
    Berice Baby - London Lifestyle & Kids Fashion Blog

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  19. Good luck! I love Nike trainers, I've ran in them since I was 18 (millions of years ago).

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    1. Nike are great quality of that I'm sure.

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  20. Good luck with your goals. I have seen others review the Fitbug orb and they look great x

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  21. best of luck with this hun, i am terrible for fitness goals, never do them have no will power watso ever always something to get in my way of doing it , cant wait for summer though as I am always running round the beach , park or garden with kids , only fitness i have bar housework x

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  22. Good luck with your goals. I like the look of the fit bug! x

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  23. Best of luck with your fitness goals Mel

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  24. That's brilliant that you've got a fitness plan and how wonderful to live near the sea with those gorgeous views. I'd love a FitBug too. I hope it helps keep you motivated.

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  25. Good luck hun! Always here if you need some encouragement x

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  26. I'm really interested in the FitBugs, off to have a look now. I'm currently on a new fitness quest. I go to a boot camp at the forest, do kettlebell classes and routines on YouTube. I've 2 stone to lose and for once in my life intend to actually achieve my ideal weight.

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  27. I really need to get fit too but after I've finished with the physio. Very interested in the Fitbug

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  28. best of luck in your fitness regime, I need one! x

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  29. Good luck with your fitness goals, I really need to start my exercise regime again and get fit for summer. x

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