Tuesday, 11 March 2014

What Doesn't Kill You, Makes You Stronger

Hey My Lovelies,

So with the weather looking hopeful and spring/summer underway, I decided it's time to start a new fitness regime. As a teenager, I always loved fitness and I used to be pretty sporty. I did athletics in primary school and high school, and believe it or not, my favourite subject was P.E. But since leaving education and gaining more responsibilities, I have not had the time or the push I need to keep fit. So I've decided to start a new fitness regime and dedicate myself to it. Although I look worn out from an intense run moments before, I thought I'd take some photos. Let me know what you think or if you have any other workout suggestions for me.

RiRi's Fitness Regime:
  • Yoga - 20 mins
I've only just started Yoga and I'm loving it. I'm still a beginner, so I struggle at some of the more expert positions, but I love it. It's great for stretching out those muscles, before going jogging. I also use yoga to relax myself and take away any negative tension as I get bad anxiety. I usually just find a few Yoga videos on YouTube and follow them.
  • Light Jog 
As a natural runner, I do enjoy a good jog. But as I haven't really gone for a long run in ages, I thought I should start off slow and easy. I don't really have a specific amount of time I jog for yet. I usually just go around the block once or twice, depending on how I'm feeling. Once round for me is 1.32km. I use MapMyRun.com, which is a useful website to keep track of your work outs.

  • Abs Session
I'm mostly keen on working on my abs, everyone wishes for tight, rock hard abs. Below are a list of ab workouts I've done and that have really worked for me. You really feel the pain after, which shows that they work. Especially with crunches, which I find difficult to do, but work wonders.

Sit-Ups (20)

Half-Sits (10)

Crunches (10)

Dumbbells Side Bends (10 on each side)

Sit Up Twists (10)

....And Breathe...
I usually take a 5 minute water break at this point

Press Ups (5)
I'm really rubbish at press ups, but I tried my best :)

 Upwards Plank (30 seconds)

Downwards Plank (30 Seconds)

Side Plank (30 Seconds each side) 

Hula Hoops (1 Minute each way)


  1. Hi Rihanne, I Nominated you for a Liebster Award!


    xoxo Rosa

    1. Hi Rosa,

      Thanks for the nomination!

      I've already had one from someone else and still haven't done it... so I'll get right on those questions straight away!! :)

  2. I definitely need to try and get fitter, I am so lazy! It would be a good excuse to get gym kit too ahha


    1. Haha!! I'm with you there.. it's such an effort. But once you get over that 1st hurdle, it becomes a routine.

      Thanks for stopping by hun! :)