Let me make this quite clear: I do not look like this when I go to the gym. Instead, imagine me bright red, no makeup, greasy/sweaty hair and a constant look of pure dispair on my face. There, now you're a little closer.
I'm sure we're all familiar with the usual Tumblr and Pinterest fitspiration pages (oh internet, you really are the source of all my insecurities) rights? Skinny girls, tight abs, tanned skin, not a drop of sweat in sight. Sure, those girls exist, and I'm completely aware that I'm naturally pretty tiny as it is - both in size and height - but let's face it, it's not the most realistic thing to aspire to when you've just started out at the gym.
Needless to say, I am in no way remotely knowledgable when it comes to the gym. Thankfully, Ollie knows one or two things when it comes to working out, so whenever I have any real questions I head over to him (or my good friend Google). But let me just put this out there - I am way more interested in my next burger consumption than my next gym trip. Extra cheese pls.
Anyway, enough about my love for carbs and hate for crunches, if you're remotely interested in reading about what gets me through a rigourous gym exercise then head on down! And if you want me to keep you all update with my gym happenings, just let me know!?
Make an angry playlist
It'll help you train harder and feel more motivated. I mean, are you really going to run your fastest when listening to the Frozen soundtrack?
Wear something you don't look great in
My stomach is what I'm trying to work on, so I always make sure I train in a cropped top to remind myself of why I'm there in the first place!
Do lift weights
Trust me, it'll take a lot more than lifting a few weights to get huge arm muscles. I find I get the most results when I lift as opposed to just doing cardio, and I'm still no popeye!
Treat yourself afterwards
This doesn't exactly mean a massive cake or burger, but I always make sure I head to the gym straight after Uni. Then, when I'm done there I know I can head home and get straight into my PJs. And eat cake.