There are so many distractions to stop you from keeping up your pin up figure. Daily stress of life, looking after the kids and the things constantly going on around us to take our attention from maintaining our healthy figure. These days it feels like everything we see is tempting us to be unhealthy and follow a bad lifestyle. Whether its the fast and fatty foods we see advertised on TV and internet or the conflicting information we read about how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Keeping on track with a healthy diet can be very confusing here is a guide to ensure you always fit into your vintage dresses.
In this post I will run through the methods I use to stay healthy in the hope that you can take a few tips and implement them in your own way. If you have any tips for me or the other readers please leave a comment down below!
I currently work out 4-5 days a week. An amount that may seem like a lot but I do it because it’s something I enjoy not because I need to in order to maintain my weight. Working out 2-3 times per week is enough to maintain my weight. The endorphins released when working out are the reason I keep going back. There is no better than the feeling of leaving the gym feeling fresh ready to smash the day… Especially when you’re out of they gym before 8am!
The primary way I lose weight is by focusing on my diet and less on how much I exercise. I dont recommend this diet for children as they are still growing and please contact your doctor before embarking on a this diet. On weekdays I monitor my sugar intake and on they weekends I have slight cheat days. In addition to this I follow the 5:2 diet where I fast for 2 days per week (normally Monday and Thursday). This really helps with flushing out toxins that build up in our bodies over the years. But we have to have to have a few days of fun each week!
To monitor sugar levels I use an app called myfitnesspal. You just input all the food you eat – then at the end of the day it shows you how much sugar you have consumed and I try to keep it under 30-40 grams on the 3 non-fasting week days. This is the way I maintain my weight. Additionally I try to eat green vegetables with every single meal. Vegetables enable me to consume less carbs and other weight gaining food whilst filling me up. When I started doing this I started to notice a reduction in my measurements, my waist started to shrink, my thighs were more toned, my arms start to shrink and I started to look develop a true pin up figure. I still consume carbs but try to consume them at the start of the day so I have energy for work and going to the gym. However at night I try to cut them out so I don’t store them as fat whilst sleeping.
I still love the soft look of pinup and keep that in mind when working out. I try to avoid too much running and prefer lifting light weights (10-16lbs) for higher repetitions. When I’ve done a lot of cardio in the past I’ve lost weight but have also lost my pin up figure along with it. Nowadays I prefer to just do a short amount of cardio 1-2 times per week and lift weights 3-4 times per week. I’ve found this to be the best combination for my pinup look and prevents me from becoming too muscular or too skinny.
Consume a lot of vegetables and water, try to stay away from the sugary foods, replace these sugars with vegetable smoothies with maybe a little bit of fruit/fruit juice. My current favourite smoothie contains two tablespoons of lime juice, two cups of spinach, 1.5 cups mango and one cup of grapes. This is a go-to in mornings where I’m busy and don’t have a lot of time to prepare a fancy breakfast.
Overall, pinup is about feeling confident in your body, enjoying a subculture that we all love and looking great in beautiful dresses. Take some time to appreciate the body you’ve been given and if you want to follow the steps I take to make me feel better – go for it! Let me know of any suggestions you have for maintaining a healthy, happy body as that is our true goal here.