Hurray it’s the weekend!
So, recently I have been working away on a new project. I really can’t say very much about it to you I’m afraid – only that I filmed abroad and it is set in ancient times (hence the location and what I am wearing!).
As soon as I can tell you more I will, but I have really enjoyed it :-)
While filming away I did have quite a lot of downtime which is a little unusual for me as I am usually just dashing about from A to B (and typically always running late too pahahaha!)
Therefore, because the TV didn’t have any English channels, AND I stupidly forgot to pack my computer, and also the weather was rubbish (didn’t stop raining), I decided to go to the gym and crank up my training.
I normally do a cardio warm up, whether that’s a run or bike for 15mins then I go straight into weights.
I always try and change my training routine so I don’t get bored, and I do that by following fitness pages on the Internet, and fitness and health blogs on Instagram, and they always motivate me to try different things.
Mixing training up and some good tunes to zone me out really do help with my motivation too. At the moment I’m listening to some old R n B mixes and a lot of tunes that remind me of this summer. Anything uplifting really!
I also need to be as physically fit as I can for my new project with the BBC – Our Girl. My character is an British Army medic, so would be very healthy and fit…
I will step up training soon and will be starting circuit training in the next few weeks (I’m dreading this hahahahaah).
So, one session I will do a leg and core day which includes (after a warm up of lunges and muscle stretches) -squats with a bar, box squats where you jump on a high box straight into a squat, leg raises and lunges, I try and keep the weight quite heavy so I feel like I’m struggling on the 8th rep!
I always finish off my training with a variety of ab exercises mainly using a Swiss ball.
The killer exercise for me is a pull up, oh my god – they are SO tough… I am getting stronger the more I train but I can only do a couple at best… My goal is to be able to do at least 5 by the end of next month! …remind me to update you how many I can do by Oct 31st… Eeeek!
I tend to train in a crop top or t shirt and leggings. I mostly wear either Nike or Lipsy London sportswear, but I have my eye on these pieces from a newish company that specialise in womenswear – www.Zaazee.co.uk.
These are on sale on the Very website at the mo!
I have trained myself the past couple of years now and it’s something I have a love hate relationship with!
I still hate the thought of going to the gym , and before this trip away I hadn’t been for a good few weeks… but once I leave the gym I feel good, especially if I have managed a heavier weight or done half more of a pull up than I did the week before.
Children in Need
I have supported Children In Need for the past couple of years now, it’s an honour to be part of a fantastic cause…
What’s in my make-up bag?
As you know, I’m a big fan of Benefit cosmetics and have used Benetint and Posytint for years, but I used lashings of Benetint and this fab Elizabeth Ardern lipstick on the filming project I have been working on, as the character I played wouldn’t wear any make-up.
Tres natural!!!! Perfect for hot holidays too …
Before I sign off I must say how excited I am to be seeing one of my best friends Robyn very soon.
She is about to have her second child (in about 4 weeks or so) so a group of us are getting together for her baby shower!
Until next week.
All my love,