Fitbit Fun

Hi guys!

I know I haven’t posted anything in ages, I’ve been so busy as I write for another blog and I was in England over the Summer. I thought I would just wait until I have time to write a post properly before I start writing a quick post about anything! Now I have a little more time I’m going to be dedicating it to this blog, as I have missed writing it 🙂

I got an early birthday present from my parents whilst I was in England this Summer – a Fitbit!

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A fitbit tracks your movement and sleep, counts your steps, how many calories you’ve burnt, how many flights of stairs you’ve gone, how many km you’ve gone and it has a cute little flower that shows you how active you are! In your sleep it tells you how many times you woke up and if you were restless. You get an online account where you can set weight goals and meal plans, letting you make a food and water diary and check if you’ve burnt enough calories each day. You can also download the app so you can add food to your diary on the go.

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Did I forget to mention it sends you cute little messages? Mine are in German but it says “Good morning” “Larissa” “Love yourself”. If you’re trying to get fit then this is such a great little device to keep you on track. I’m not trying to lose weight and I don’t have a meal plan, but I find it interesting anyway to see how active I’ve been everyday!

To anyone who already has it, I have no fitbit friends! Send me a request if you want 🙂 you can find me here.

If you have any thoughts on the Fitbit then I’d love to hear them below!

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An exciting month

Hi guys!

I’m working on a little workout to share with you, but in the meantime I’ll give you a quick update on my day to day life as a fitness trainer.

First up I now teach cheerleading to 8 year olds. I did some cheerleading back in England (nothing amazing like the cool american cheerleaders!) and I’ve been wanting to teach dance for ages but I’ve never found anything/I was too busy to really look for jobs, so I’m so excited to start teaching it next week. I’ve dug out some old photos of when I was a cheerleader at the Windsor Royal Tattoo, a show to celebrate the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy in front of the Royal Family!

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If anyone has any cheer music suggestions that are suitable for 8 year olds then please share them in the comment box below! I’ve already found some songs but it’s crazy how many songs are inappropriate for children.

I’ve also been offered a job from September onwards teaching ballet for four year olds and I’m currently rehearsing for a German crime series, in which I’ll be dancing in! We’re filming the end of May so once it’s out I’ll be able to share more info about it with you 🙂

Other than that I’m teaching four days a week as normal and in school we’ve started learning our dances for exam time that starts in September! How’s your month going?

Larissaingermany x

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!