Back to the gym time!
I couldn’t put it off for much longer, and in a weird way I have been missing working out… Yes – after a month of relaxing, eating whatever I wanted and having the odd cocktail here and there, it’s back to the gym time for me.
I wanted to do a bit of cardio to kick start my body again, and although I have said many, many times before that I hate doing exercise – I love the buzz it gives me afterwards and after a few weeks of hard work I can see the changes in my body so it makes it worthwhile. I can also feel the changes in my body when I don’t go, so I bit the bullet and went back to my local gym.
I managed to avoid going on the Monday morning for a good few hours by doing very important things like household chores, chatting to friends on the phone and watching paint dry pa-ha ha aha, but finally motivated myself to go there.
I jogged for about 15mins, went on the step machine for 10mins and walked on the curve runner for 10mins… I also did a lot of core exercises using the medicine ball and kettle bells too.
Here I am mid session in my fave gym gear (by @LipsyLondon)
I also did my own circuit which is none stop exercise for 15mins this involves lunges, push ups, star jumps and box squats.
I train myself and I prefer it this way, I put my music on loud and just go for it! I do need some new music to train to so if you have any ideas please feel free to tweet me them. I can get so bored of the same songs so recommendations will be well received!
I went three times this week and each time I was aching the next day – in a good way.
Last weekend I decided to drive up to Manchester from Essex, and visit some family and get my doggies Phoebe and Pip who have been staying with my mum and step dad for a while.
It was so good to see everyone, even if it was for a flying visit, I love Manchester and always get a warm feeling when I arrive back (not due to the weather though as it was pretty overcast!) – It’s been a month since I was last up there, will be back soon to see my friends :-)
Because it’s Summer I’m loving the ‘desk to beach bags’ around this time of year… I treated myself to this Orla Kiely bag.
It’s a type of bag you can wear to work, shopping and also take with you to the beach! I wore this bag everyday on my honeymoon and I like it because it is a bit unusual and I love Orla’s style and brand after going to her fashion show earlier in the year.
I tend to change my perfumes in the Summer, and wear a more lighter, fresher fragrance.
I do love the Kiehls Orange Flower and Lychee perfume which is an exotic fusion of Orange Flower and Lychee, sweetened with a touch of honey and Moroccan Rose.
However the fragrance I am carrying around with me in my handbag at the minute is ‘Glam’ by Lipsy.
It’s in a 30ml bottle so it’s a perfect size to throw in a handbag, I have also taken it out on a night out with me because it fitted in my clutch, and girls we know how annoying it is when you have a sexy svelte and narrow clutch, and the only thing you can get in there is a lip gloss and a blusher brush (but no blusher) … This perfume smells amazing, really light and floral and a total BARGAIN for £18.
New make-up tips
The highlighter I’m using at the minute is ‘Mac Global Glow’ it’s my fave! Perfect for this time of year. I use this product on my cheek bones to highlight, also sometimes I use very faintly on my eyes to give them a lift.
Because I’ve been away I have a natural glow to my skin and colour and to be honest I’m not a ‘full face of make up’ every day kind of girl ( I hardly ever wear foundation on a daily basis). So at the minute I’m using Laura Mercier Primer which is great for oily skin,k because it keeps skin looking fresh and any make up you put on top keeps in place….
On top of the primer I’m using ‘Soleil Tan De Chanel’ which is a multi purpose cream-gel bronzer. First I contour using Soleil Tan De Chanel under my cheekbones and around the sides of my temples and around my jaw, I then I lightly buff the remainder product on the brush over the rest of my face for an even effect!
It’s on sale for £32. It’s a great investment piece for your make up bag because it lasts for ages!!!
Until next week – and dont forget to tweet me some new gym tunes!
Lots of love,