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06 January


Resolutions, fitness tips and posh frocks

Hello and welcome to 2014 peeps! Hope you entered this year in style? I personally stumbled and rolled into 2014 channelling a living disco bowl at the Ace Hotel in London. Yes my dress was very sparkly and this beauty by Virgos Lounge had been tucked away at the back of my wardrobe for months. Talk about hidden gems.


I was really surprised it still fit me actually after all the overindulging I’d been doing over Christmas but then again, I’m sort of back on track with regards to my healthy(ish) lifestyle. Here are seven New Year fit tips to get you back on track too


Invite all your friends round to eat the mountain of mince pies, cheese, chocolate and sweet treats you collected over Christmas. Share the love and share the calories


Replace that new, empty space in the cupboard with mixed raw nuts, olives and fruit to snack on. It’s not boring, it’s tasty.

3. WINE, NO!

It’s not always easy to cut something out entirely so if you can’t deprive yourself of that vino, maybe just stick to no more than 2 small glasses during the week and 2 at the weekend. Remember in the end, less will give you more.


It’s a natural process so don’t be afraid of peeing more, and drinking at least TWO litres of water a day. If you don’t like water then there’s something wrong with you!  I mean, add a lemon to it or a dash of fruit cordial or go on, shove a tea bag in it. You can’t beat a good cuppa…just steady on the caffeine.


Plan and schedule your workouts in your diary at the beginning of the week and tick them off as you complete them.


Looking a little ridiculous whilst working out makes it more fun and will distract you from the pain (or at least that’s what I tell myself). Check out this discrete little Nike number.


(Keep your eyes on my YouTube channel and Instagram for more lovely lycra).


Start today because trust me, tomorrow will never come.

And there you have it. You’ll be fit by Feb and all that without making a single resolution.

Speaking of which, I’ve not made one yet. I usually make the same resolution each year which is to stop biting my nails but I fail every time *sigh*. So this year I’m going to aim to pursue all of the things that I thoroughly enjoy doing anyway. Blogging and writing more about fitness, fashion, music and my life as a Lancashire Love Lump living in London. I’m going to get involved in radio so that more people can hear my dulcet tones without having to see me at the same time. Of course I’m going to continue to present on television but I also want you to delve deeper into my life via my YouTube channel. I’m going to go shopping more (guilt free) and post pictures of me showing off all my new clobber. I want to visit the hairdressers more because I’m lazy and prefer someone else doing my hair. I’m going to treat myself to an expensive handbag because I bloody deserve it and most importantly, I’m going to continue biting my nails. Why break the habit of a lifetime if you truly enjoy doing it? I guess what I’m trying to say is that my only resolution this year is to do more of what makes me happy.

So here’s to a year full of giggles.

Wishing you the best 2014.

AJ Odudu


28 August


Welcome to my blog!

Hello my lovely readers!

I’m super excited to be launching my HELLO! Online blog and I hope you will enjoy reading about my fun and busy life…

The launch of CBB is a thing of the past and I am loving the cast. Les and Janice Battersby from my favourite soap Coronation Street are in, along with a guy I secretly had a crush on when I was younger, Dustin Diamond AKA Screech from Saved by the Bell. I think it was his curly hair that did it. Curls gets the girls! (Unfortunately Dustin now has a shaved head but I still can’t wait to see him in the house).



I like to call myself a fitness fanatic as I enjoy going to gym classes and leading an active lifestyle but with the launch of Celebrity Big Brother this week I’ve been rushed off my feet. As a result I’ve skipped the gym and done what I call, ‘The 100 Workout’ each morning. It consists of 40 jumping jacks followed by 30 crunches, 20 squats and then 10 push ups. That’s literally it. It takes less than 10 minutes and I read on @justenejaros Instagram that it burns 100 calories. Happy days!



My diet is also really important to me, but when I’m on the go all the time trying to eat healthy can be hard. My energy levels have to be high so I’ve been trying this lovely little detox called Nosh. It sounds funny but it’s great. They tailor make a diet plan for you and deliver it straight to your door each day ready to eat. And it’s delicious. Their fresh fruit smoothies are the best but their website shows the full range –

Here’s a quick cold pasta salad I love when I’m not on a detox: olives, tortellini, Parma ham, rocket and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice. Bung it all together and voila! You’ve got the perfect, healthy, quick dish. Anything for an easy life, eh?!





When I’m travelling around for events I always like to keep myself busy with either a good book or my favourite tunes on my iPod.
I’m currently reading Birdsong by Sebastian Folks. My boyfriend bought it me it yonks ago but I’ve only just got into it and so far so good. As he’s a primary school teacher, I’m hoping he gives me a gold star when I’ve completed it.

Hope you have all enjoyed a great bank holiday weekend – here’s to a great 4 day week and see you next week

AJ xx


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