Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The swap guide- Part 1

So as you may or may not know the famous saying 'abs are made in the kitchen' is in fact true.
You may bust your sweaty little tush off at the gym every single day and not see any results because you are still having pasta three times a week (who doesn't want to eat carbonara three times a week??). The sad truth is that pasta will not help you achieve your dream body. No amount of exercise can ever outrun a bad diet and in fact it would seem that someone would be better off eating clean with minimal exercise than eating anything and everything with 6 workouts a week.

For me this was hard. I naturally have a sweet tooth and will often crave Ben's cookies (or any) or that cheeky chunky kitkat but I managed to control this (mostly)... But wait what? I can't have dressing on my salad?? I can't have that extra veggie filled pasta for my dinner?? Life was utter confusion until I initiated the 'swap'. If followed the swap will make you feel that you're improving your diet rather than restricting certain foods. So here goes, the top swaps:

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Hello and welcome to Squat in style!

Hi there, my name is Ellen and I am the creator of Squat in style.

I have just finished my first year of university where I am studying law with the aim of becoming a solicitor with a firm that will enable me to truly make a difference.
Squat in style will hopefully be my platform for sharing my experiences in my fitness journey, including workout ideas, tips and healthy eating ideas. All of this will be based on a student budget in order to prove that you don't need a lot of money to achieve the body that you have always dreamed of (well and also because my only available budget is a student one haha).
If you would like to learn more about my fitness journey please click here; if this doesn't answer your question or you would like to know more please don't hesitate to either comment below, email me or contact me via Instagram (the link is situated on the right hand side).
Alongside my passion for fitness I am also passionate about fashion which is something else that I wish to explore further with this blog; hence the style part of the blog name. This will mainly take the form of OOTD posts but you never know what might pop up!!

I hope you enjoy reading and please don't forget to subscribe if you do :-)

Ellen xo