*Collaborative post, all thoughts and stories are my own.
I struggle so hard with staying motivated for an extended amount of time. I can often manage a month or two of clean eating and regular exercise, but after that, I tend to just give up. I think it’s a combination of expecting too much in the way of results (and not getting what I expected) and giving into the ‘treat yo’self’ mentality too often.
Shredding for the wedding.
My wedding dress currently fits me fine, but I have been assured that if I lose the weight, it can be taken in by up to 4 dress sizes. I decided to buy a dress that fits me perfectly as I didn’t want the stress and pressure of having to try and squeeze into a dress as the wedding drew nearer. I mean, what would have happened if I bought a dress in the ideal size I’d want to be this time next year, and then when November 2021 rolled around, I couldn’t fit into it? That would have just been absolutely mortifying, humiliating and soul destroying. It definitely wouldn’t have made me feel like a princess on my big day AND I’d have to shell out the cost for a new wedding dress – one that I might not love as much as the first. To me, that just sounds like an absolute nightmare, and it’s not as if planning a wedding isn’t stressful enough!
My fitness and health history.
Over the past two years, I’ve lost 2 stone in total and then gained it all back again… with interest. I’ve done homework outs, running, yoga, diets, and everything else you can think of. I even attempted vegetarian keto, but quickly discovered that was a very expensive and impractical diet to be on.
However, now I have 363 days to go until I put my wedding dress on and walk down the aisle, it’s time for me to start really committing myself to a health and fitness routine that I can stick to.
I have previously tried to give myself accountability by creating a fitness centred Instagram account, @raygetsfiit. It worked well, actually, and I loved the support from the fitness community on Instagram. It doesn’t matter how far along your fitness journey you are, there are always people there to comment on your images and give you great advice, support and just a general pick me up when things get tough. I’m definitely going to rekindle the IG account, although there are only so many “I’m back!” posts a girl can upload!
So accountability is one of my main issues when it comes to losing weight. I am rubbish at keeping myself in check. My biggest problem is that I start a new diet and exercise plan, and I always make it too challenging to stick to. I go too hard, too soon, and then I run out of energy and commitment. What I need is a plan that I can stick to, work around my home life, and one that is tailored to me. I also need something that works with my level of fitness and adjusts training based on my performance.
Freeletics Workout App.
I have recently found out about the Freeletics app, and I decided I would give it a go. Freeletics is a workout app that takes basic information, such as your weight, activity level and your main fitness goals and then turns all that into a recommended workout regime.
You can choose your exercise preferences, such as home workouts or running, and as well as your coach recommendation, you can also explore other training journeys. My recommended program is the 12 Weeks Calorie Burn, which focuses on getting your body moving, losing fat and boosting the metabolism. The program, as the title suggests, is pretty heavily focused on cardio and can be used either with or without equipment. There are also other training journeys available for me to try, including shorter programs such as the 6 Weeks Fit For Life routine.
What I like about the Freeletics Workout App.
What I like about the app is, because it’s a paid for workout program, I’m definitely going to stick to it! I know that I’m going to get a good quality workout that hits all areas of my body, boosts my energy levels and fights the fat. Sticking a free workout video on YouTube on the telly is great, but without the accountability and customisation, it just doesn’t do it for me.
The fact that Freeletics takes your performance during training into consideration and adjusts the exercise routine accordingly is so clever and it’s just like having your very own, but much cheaper, personal trainer.
The app is such good value for money, offering either training and nutrition, or simply training on it’s own over 3 different payment periods. I’ve teamed up Freeletics to offer 3 lucky winners a 3-month trial of the Freeletics app, worth £49.99 each.
Below is some more information on what you can expect from the app.
ACHIEVE YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS WITH A YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION TO FREELETICS
Get fitter and healthier with Freeletics, the global leading fitness app, who are offering three lucky readers the chance to win a 3-month trial of the app worth £49.99 each.
With over 51 million users worldwide, Freeletics offers the world’s most advanced digital fitness coaching, powered by artificial intelligence and personalised to your goals, fitness level and abilities.
Thanks to the most advanced technology, Freeletics workouts evolve with you, meaning as you get fitter and stronger, your exercise plan will become more challenging, so you are constantly motivated and progressing towards your goals. You also don’t need any expensive fitness equipment or a gym membership, with workouts you can do anytime and anywhere, with next to no space for the ultimate convenience.
Choose from a wide selection of Training Journeys which are suitable for any age or fitness level, with each plan including access to the world-renowned Freeletics Coach, a ‘pocket PT’ who guides you through your bespoke workouts, demonstrating exercises and motivating you to be the best you can be.
Freeletics Subscription Giveaway
I’ve teamed up with Freeletics to supply 3 winners each a 3 month subscription to the app, worth £49.99 per subscription. To be in with a chance of winning a subscription to Freeletics, read through the terms and conditions below and then enter your details into the Rafflecopter widget. The competition is open from 04/11/20 and will end 22/11/20. Good luck!
Terms and Conditions
You are entering for your chance to win a 3 month subscription to the Freeletics Workout App. There is no cash alternative.
- The giveaway opens 04/11/20 and closes 22/11/20.
- There will be 3 winners, each winning a 3 month subscription.
- The winners will be contacted by email and via Twitter (if you have entered via a Twitter option). For this reason, please ensure the information you enter with is valid.
- This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
- Entrants must be 18+.
- If you are prompted to enter a website URL when commenting, please leave this blank if you do not have a blog/your own website (ie. please don’t enter your Facebook account or similar).
- Once the winners has been randomly selected, they will have 1 week to get back in touch with me. If they do not reply after 1 week, I will re-draw and a new winner(s) will be selected.
- If your name is drawn but you have not adhered to the T&C’s (ie. you live outside of the UK), you will be disqualified and another winner will be drawn.