Sunday, 9 June 2013

Finally we have sunshine; time to get into shape!

So, I know I stated that I would aim to write a blog post at least once a week, but I have recently been enjoying the sunshine a bit too much, and I have slightly abandoned my blog for the last couple of weeks. Therefore I will give you an insight into what I've been doing. 

Although I haven't been particularly busy, I have been outside a lot, with my mum visiting and I have also decided to go on a bit of a health kick, which I just started last week. The reason for this is not so much lose weight (although that would be good!), but to simply just feel better for eating healthy and doing exercise. As the sun is now out, it would be good to get into shape a bit more too. I did get into the routine recently of eating out a lot, and not doing any exercise (apart from walking), and so I just decided that this needs to stop. So instead of running, my boyfriend has come up with a bit of a fitness routine for me, and is going to be my personal trainer throughout! I find it so much more motivational having someone there to actually make to exercise, as I am very unmotivated doing exercise by myself, so it is a massive help having him shouting in my ear to carry on, and to drag me back when I try running away! The routine involves skipping, sit-ups, press-ups, punches, lunges and the plank position. It involves alternating between cardio and muscular endurance, as I find it a lot easier to small bits at a time, and it seems to be working well so far. After attempting to go on a jog by myself and coming straight home after 2 minutes, it had to be done!

As you can see from the pictures, I have definitely been spending a lot of time relaxing in the sun too! Theres a really great park just around the corner from where I live in York (shown in the images), so I have been spending a lot of time there, relaxing by the lake and even having a picnic! Any free time is well spent enjoying great food, a good book or magazine and great company in the sunshine. Should of packed some sunscreen though as I did slightly burn one day.

I recently went on the York wheel with my boyfriend and mum. As you can see from the pictures, the views were excellent; you can clearly see the Minster, and it looks so much bigger from a distance! I must say that it was actually quite scary going on the eye - my mum had her eyes shut and nearly pressed the emergency stop button! I thinks its probably the fact the the carriages are very small and they do shake slightly which made me feel quite on edge, but apart from that it was a great experience.

I clearly sat on the wrong side, as all that was in the background in the photographs of myself were the train tracks - not the prettiest of views! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone visiting York though, and the price isn't bad either. I'm going to try to spend a bit more time looking into the history of York over the summer; going on trips and visiting museums, as I can often forget how much of a great city it really is when I am in it all the time!