Monday, 30 May 2011

Healthy Living, for the summer body!

First of all, I just want to say that, I congratulate all the beautiful full body curvy*licious* ladies.
Who hold their figure..
These are my inspiration for this summer.

In some of my previous post, I ranted about gym, and how I need to go more often, but as always there was an excuse why I wasn't going.
Most of these excuse were because of my studies and me being ill, but now I am done with exams and I'm perfectly healthy, no reason not to go right? WRONG! I didn't  go to the gym for about a week even when I had finished my exams. But this whole week I have been such an excellent girl.

Since Monday I have been going to the gym again. I do atlas an hour and half each session. I mostly strive to achieve two hours but as i just started to attend recently, I get tired so easily. I am taking things slow so hopefully I will be burning up to 1000calories a day.

I don't want to loose any weight, I am already a Uk dress size 8, which means US size 6, Europe size 36. I am 5.8, or 174cm tall, so I shouldn't be any slimmer for the normal person. I just want tone up an build some muscles. Not huge ones, just lean, feminine ones.

What I do at the Gym, I do a lot of card exercises, I usually do 30 minutes cardio on the treadmill,
Then another 30minutes on the cross trainer, by then I should have burned over 500calories.
Then I go to a class, Mondays I do "Body Pump" or "Pilates"(for posture)
Tuesday I do, Legs, Bums and Tums. Its like aerobics.
Wednesday I do Cardio blitz,
Thursday is Zumba day 
and Friday is Max Step or Zumba
Saturday and Sunday I use for resting or if I missed a day for the week I will catch up. 

We all know that, you can exercise 20hours a week but, If you don't watch what goes in your body, it will all be a waste of time and energy.

I on the other hand, I'm lucky, Sometimes I have a huge appetite, most times I don't. Carbs is the devil preventing you from having the perfect bodies. Most of these gorgeous women above have excluded them from their diet, or have only a minimum. Carbs is a source of energy. Being Ghanaian or African, or Black in general, I love my rice, cassava, plantain, yam, cocoyam... so no way in heaven I'm i giving that up for a "labeled" perfect body. No matter how much I want it :)

So I found a way that work for me, small portions. I don't have the time nor the interest to prepare 5small meals a day, so usually I try not eat after 7 and, if I am gonna have a heavy meal for dinner, I have it for lunch instead. Also I drink lots of water, and eat lot of tangerines, like 3 a day.
"They are a good source of vitamin C, they also contain potassium, magnesium, vitamin B1, B2, B3. A new research suggest that, not only does it protects against obesity but it also prevents 2 forms of diabetes and  atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes."

I also adore Strawberries

And Kiwi's
Its a rich source of vitamin-C, It also contains vitamin-A and vitamin-E.
The seed contains omega 3, and a medium size kiwi is about 46calories, so you can have like 2 and be satisfied. 

It seems like I have healthy lifestyle, trust me, I don't at all, I try when I can teat healthy but, when I am not bothered, double quarter pounder and bacon, plus milkshake becomes my friend. I only see him every now and then though. I aways feel guilty so I visit his enemy the gym after.

Any how, my exercise regime is to drink lots of water, eat a lot of tangerine and other fruits, have weetabix for breakfast and have fish at least once a week. Also every mill has to be a small portion, and try not to eat after 7pm. 

Diary Of A Shallow Black Girl


  1. Oh, I feel the same. But I've been on diet for a month now and I can see the results and I'm a little bit happier about the way I look.

  2. Healthy and inspiring! Absolutely fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing, you're an inspiration!!

  3. Thanks so much for the comment! it's always a challenge to loose some weight, but it's such a good thing to eat healthy and work out!

  4. Ooo la la, glorious beach bodies. Very inspiring post, I feel like whipping my ass into shape now, haha!


  5. the thing i kllove about winter is that you get to forget about eating healthy coz your hidden under million layers. awww all these hot girls got me missing the beach
    Lydz xX

  6. very nice post!!

  7. beyonce's body is jst so sexy haha :P
    and wow, so impressed with your wor out routine. I rarely ever work out *covers face in shame* doesnt help that i have a huge appetite too!

  8. good luck. i'm there with you!

  9. I do like 10 press ups 15 leg ups and as many crunches as I can stomach. I do this every other day, my abs are getting there.. ;)
    love your blog..**following**

  10. Feel free to follow my WORKOUT WEDNESDAY post. I am on the same page as you. Healthy living is wonderful and we all need to add some healthy living to our lives. I myself use a gym but only recently. There are plenty of ways to be healthy and make good choices for a more radiant body. You go girl!


    Zoe Gabrielle


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