To Do List

Since my exams I’ve haven’t been eating that healthily, so it’s time to get back on track! Here’s my to do list, maybe it will motivate you too?

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1. Eat more fruit and veg!

During my exams I literally ate all the cookies in the world and comfort food like mac and cheese. Time to get back on track! I’m going to drink my veggie juice everyday again as I’ve been IMG_20150906_095749neglecting my juicer and get some inspiration for healthier vegetarian meals, if anyone has some meal ideas let me know 🙂

2. Drink more water and buy a new water bottle!

I wrote a post a while ago where I drank at least 1.5 litres of water a day. I was in Italy last week and because you can’t drink the tap water there my water consumption decreased (not to mention the hotel only had lukewarm water for tea! 😦 ). I now drink green tea every morning and I’m planning on buying a new water bottle that I can re use that has no plastic toxins.

3. Plan Christmas Presents!

I know I know, Halloween hasn’t been yet, but I’m so excited for Christmas this year. I think it’s because here in Munich it’s getting so cold and so it already feels like Winter. I’m flying back to England on Christmas Eve which means all presents have to be bought here and taken with me, so it’s better to get organised now whilst I have the time 🙂

4. Plan some new workouts

Last week I did absolutely no exercise (apart from running around Venice) and I really hate the feeling of being a couch potato. It’s time to plan more workouts for this blog and also for the classes I teach! I’ll be teaching a Christmas dance aerobics class in December so if anyone lives around Munich more details of when and where will be coming up soon.

5. Find Amelie a new partner

My rabbit Amelie has been alone for a few months now after her brother Hector died. As rabbits love company I’ll be adopting a rabbit IMG_20151018_152721from the animal rescue centre so she has someone to play with again! Let’s just hope Amelie will actually find a rabbit she likes – sometimes it can be hard to bond rabbits and Amelie is especially picky.

That’s all for this month! I love writing to do lists; it makes me feel organised and it seems a lot easier tackling it in smaller chunks.

Larissaingermany x

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Then and Now

Welcome to the fitness side of my blog!

If you’ve read my “About” page then you probably already know I teach fitness classes like pilates and aerobics. But I didn’t always have such an interest in sport. Actually, when I was younger I hated it when Mum dragged me in a sports shop – but now I buy more sports clothes than normal clothes.

I’ve danced my whole life: ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz. Although they gave me coordination, balance and happiness for some reason they never really gave me strength. I didn’t have muscles and I didn’t feel strong either.

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The photo above on the right was me two and a half years ago, compared to a photo I took a month ago. Since doing sport I feel stronger, I feel a difference in my body and I can even do a press up now! I’ve actually stayed the same weight the entire time, even if I have lost fat I’ve gained muscle and toned up, so it’s not all about losing pounds on the scale. In fact, if you start exercising your weight will first go up as muscle weighs more than fat anyway, so first you gain muscle and then lose fat. The more muscle you have, the quicker your body burns fat!

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The thing is, everyone is different. Some people dance their whole lives and have a six pack! For some reason it didn’t work for me, but I’m so happy I found other training and sport that is making me stronger, I still dance too and I now feel more in control with my body than I did before.

I’m very excited to post again as I’ll be posting what I get up to as a fitness trainer and also include workouts and workout tips! If you have any wishes for what workouts you want then leave a comment below and let me know.

Larissaingermany x

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At work about to teach aerobics
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Off to teach a class on a Sunday morning!