Post Christmas Motivation!

Sooo who else feels like a bit of a fat Christmas turkey after all that chocolate and those mince pies.. I’m going to assume that most of us have had our fair share of treats over the Christmas period.. I went IN on Christmas day (christmas eve.. boxing day.. and the rest) BUT instead of feeling down about it and giving yourself a hard time, you just gotta embrace the festive period. Go extra hard on your workouts and put the carbs to use to make some serious gains 💪🏽

If you’ve had a few days off from the gym and you’re struggling to get back in the swing of things, JUST GO. Once you’re there and you’ve done a good session you will feel soooo much better. I’ve taken three days off over Christmas (one was by accident – got to the gym and it was shut so had to do a workout at home 😓 slightlyyyy devastated)- and even though it was only a few days I still didn’t feel right! It makes me feel rubbish when I don’t go (rest days are hard for me lol) so when I got back in there today I ended up having the best session (first heavy leg session since I hurt my hamstring which might have had something to do with it 😁) and that’s almost always the way- when you’ve not been for a while or you’re feeling really unmotivated, I guarantee once you’re there you’ll end up smashing it out and feeling so much happier. Or maybe that’s just us lot who find their happy place is the gym heheeeee 💃🏽

But anywayyyy as it’s hump day I thought I’d share some of the resistance band work i’ve been doing. I recently had a little strain on my hamstring, so i’ve been super setting resistance band exercises in-between exercises with lighter weights so I don’t put too much of a strain on it.  I’ll continue to do this even once my hammy is fully recovered because they’re so effective- you reaaaaally feel the burn! 🔥

For example, I’ve been doing these three exercises as shown below in-between my primary squat sets. Hip Abduction, Squats and Kickbacks with bands. Once I’ve done this once through, I add another band to make it more difficult. You can get resistance bands dead cheap online and there’s so many exercises you can do with them- give them a go 🍑

  • Hip Abduction – 15 reps each leg
  • Kick Backs – 15 reps each leg
  • Squats – 30 reps

I do this at least 3-4 times (in between sets)


Let me know your thoughts..