As summer is just around the corner, it seems only fitting to start working on my fatitude. My twin from another mother and I have a buddy system worked out where we’re teaming up in order to avoid looking like beached whales on the beaches of New Zealand. So with a partner in crime by my side, all that was left was to put together a game plan to work on our fitness.
As travelling is one of our top priorities – we were trying to think of ways not to sink a lot of dough to get fit. Paying for a gym membership was out of the question but where we lucked out is that my building has a “gym”. The equipment is not great by any stretch of the imagination but there’s two working treadmills and a swimming poolwhich is enough for us to start on our fitness plan. The plan: we’re on the treadmills for about 30 minutes and then change and dive into the pool for another 30 minutes.
Then there’s the other side – diet. This is the part of the “Fatitude Ge Gone” plan where we’re both willing to put in some money. Back in my bikini bootcamp days, I was eating somewhere between 6-8 small meals a day with the right portions of carbs/protein per meal and drinking atleast 8 glasses of water. As I find it somewhat challenging to eat in the same manner in New Zealand (don’t get me started on grocery shopping and food here) as to what I was used to in Canada, I’ve come up with a new diet regime – eat only real food. Nothing processed. Whole grains. Enough fruits and vegetables as well as the proper servings of protein in a day. Of course there’s the 8 glasses of water that I’m trying to consume as well. Fingers crossed that this plan will do a Canadian body some good.