‘Feel the burn!’
I donâ€™t do sport. My greatest sporting achievement is winning â€˜Most improved Table tennis player’ at school… only because ANYTHING would have been an improvement.
I like to think the workout of shaking my ass on a dance floor on aÂ Friday nightÂ burns off as many calories as any professional athlete burns in a workout session.Â Â Of course I KNOW this isnâ€™t true… especially with a glass of Pinot Grigio in my right hand. But it makes me feel better.
This month Iâ€™ve started working out in an actual gym, as opposed to just under the disco ball of my local bar. I find it hard to motivate myself. I think most people feel the same. So Iâ€™ve been working out with some girlfriends with Russell from SBC (the Skinny Bitch Collective). Nothing motivates you like your mate shouting â€˜Come on Laura, move your arse!â€™
Itâ€™s a LOT of fun, exercise SHOULD be fun. Itâ€™s not only brilliant physically but also mentally. My regime includes running upside down against a wall and lunges while having my mate Jade on my back… Iâ€™m not going to lie itâ€™s as hard as it sounds. The day after, everything hurt but it is a great way to get fit AND have a laugh.
This week also saw me play a REAL sport Iâ€™d never played before on a team with Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoffâ€¦ at WEMBLEY! No, itâ€™s not the apocalypse, the world hasnâ€™t gone completely mad. I was recording a piece for A League of Their Own which will be aired in a few weeks. It was incredibly intimidating to say the least, and not even that â€˜Most improved tennis playerâ€™ award gave me confidence. I was the only girl on the team and had to share the dressing rooms with the boys.. not a bad situation.
What Iâ€™m listening to this week: Whinnie Willamsâ€™sÂ Mix Tape Vol 1. Love this girlâ€™s style and sound. Think Lily Allen mixed with Carla Bruni.