‘Feel the burn!’

I don’t do sport. My greatest sporting achievement is winning ‘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 a Friday night burns off as many calories as any professional athlete burns in a workout session.  Of course I KNOW this isn’t true… especially with a glass of Pinot Grigio in my right hand. But it makes me feel better.

This month I’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 I’ve been working out with some girlfriends with Russell from SBC (the Skinny Bitch Collective). Nothing motivates you like your mate shouting ‘Come on Laura, move your arse!’

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It’s a LOT of fun, exercise SHOULD be fun. It’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… I’m not going to lie it’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 I’d never played before on a team with Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff… at WEMBLEY! No, it’s not the apocalypse, the world hasn’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 ‘Most improved tennis player’ 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.

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What I’m listening to this week: Whinnie Willams’s Mix Tape Vol 1. Love this girl’s style and sound. Think Lily Allen mixed with Carla Bruni.

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