Lucy Mecklenburgh’s Fitness Blog: Cut Out Sugar, My Week At The Gym And The 5 Year Plan
This week has been another crazy one, kicking off with the BAFTAs. I absolutely loved my princess dress and was so excited to see myself standing alongside gorgeous women in the best dressed sections.
But other than getting dressed, there was a lot of preparation to do before the big event!
I made sure my diet was on top, lots of protein, spinach, complex carbohydrates, and fruit. I wanted to make sure my skin was clear and I was full of energy for the evening!
As my dress was strapless, Cecilia and I paid special attention to working my arms and shoulders at the gym. There was a lot of torture in the form of burpees, spider-man push-ups, and a plank challenge.
All of these exercises are great for toning your arms and also your core, I felt fit, strong and ready to hit the red carpet! Plus, the definition and tone of your arms when wearing strapless clothes only boosts your self-confidence.
This week we also ran the amazing Results with Lucy contest to win a vacation to Antigua, along with many other healthy freebies! We use the hashtag #myinspo to encourage people to share the inspiring women in their lives for a change to be won! It’s a great way to celebrate how strong women can be and what we can accomplish when we support each other.
This week’s exercise video
Inside the gym, I continued my Beach Body Plus plan with you girls! In keeping with the work on my arms, this week at the gym I added light weights to my routine.
If you follow the video, you can see that you need to grab your weights and raise your arms to a 90 degree angle. Keeping your shoulders down, raise your alternate arms above your head and continue until you feel the burn. It’s great for the arms and shoulders.
My week at the gym
As the weather finally improved, I trained more outside. Cecilia has an amazing outdoor circuit that really burns!
One of my favorite moves this week has to be doing dips and push-ups on the benches. He’s an absolute killer!
Diet and recipes
I had a few cheat days this week, especially at BAFTAs! There was a lot of champagne flowing and absolutely amazing food so I couldn’t resist! I always try to stick to the “Guide to Dining Out” in my Beach Body plans to make sure I make the best possible decisions when I’m on the go.
This week I absolutely loved this Results with Lucy’s Power Salmon Salad recipe – it’s a perfect light lunch option.
List of ingredients: 2 g of fennel seeds, 1 salmon fillet, 1 lime cut in half, 45 g of raw quinoa, 200 ml of water, 1/2 red pepper, 5 cm of cucumber, a few sprigs of parsley , 4 cherry tomatoes cut in half
1. Preheat the oven to 160 ° C, thermostat 3
2. Crush the fennel seeds with a rolling pin or mortar and pestle, then sprinkle them over the salmon fillet.
3. Cut half the lime in half. Place over the salmon fillet in a baking dish or non-stick baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until the salmon is cooked through (to test, insert a fork into the salmon and gently twist ; this is done as soon as the flesh is flaky and opaque).
4. Meanwhile, put the quinoa and water in a saucepan, squeeze the juice from half the lime, then bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed, then remove from fire.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s diet
Rosie Huntington-Whitely is one of my favorites! She is absolutely gorgeous and still looks amazing, even coming out of the gym. I’m not sure I can stick to his new diet.
I think it’s better to cut them down rather than completely cut them out, even though I stick to healthy eating 80% of the time, I also think it’s really important to indulge yourself once in a while .
If you have to delete everything for health reasons, that’s a whole different story. I totally agree with cutting out sugar, especially before body beach season.
The five-year plan
Fitness is such an important part of my life and I don’t think I will ever focus on it. I like to help girls gain self-confidence and help them achieve their goals. There is something so addicting about seeing all the actual results of my Results with Lucy plans.
In 5 years, I hope the results with Lucy have continued to develop and that we have helped even more girls achieve their health and fitness dreams. We are building a really strong RWL community and I want this to continue – it would be great to have a big party with all of our members.
Anyway, it’s from me this week, hope you enjoyed reading!
At the same time next week,