Tuesday, 16 October 2018

My Wedding - To Do List


  • The Dress
  • The Bridesmaids dresses
  • My hair
  • Their Hair
  • My make up
  • Their Make Up
  • The rings
  • My nails
  • My jewellery
  • Bridesmaids jewellery
  • Flowers
  • Venue
  • Number of guests
  • Guestlist
  • Seating Plan
  • Photographer
  • Stationery
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Table settings
  • Decor
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Accommodation
  • My dog
  • The Vows
  • The Honeymoon
  • Bridal lingerie
  • Hen night
  • Stag do
  • Date


My Top 10 Milkshake

  • Toblerone chocolate milkshake
  • Oreo biscuit milkshake
  • Dairy Milk milkshake
  • Cadbury creme egg milkshake
  • Lindt milkshake
  • Chocolate orange milkshake
  • Snickers milkshake
  • Nutella milkshake
  • Eton Mess milkshake
  • Galaxy milkshake

Today's motivation for working out

As I endlessly look for new ways to lose weight, tone up, get fit, get healthy, invariably I stumble upon various motivational phrases. Not a clue where most of them originated from, and I am not trying to pass them off as my own, but just felt a collection of them might just help me keep focused and achieve my goals.

So here is my round up of the ones I found personally inspiring and motivating:

  • You will never get the ass you want by sitting on it. 
  • You are going to want to give up - don't do it!
  • Losing weight is hard, being fat is harder. 
  • Exercise should be your stress reliever, not food.
  • You never know your limits until you pass them. 
  • Throw in the towel, or use it to wipe off the sweat!
  • The fact that you are not where you want to be should be enough motivation. 
  • Excuses will always be there, today won't.
  • This month's choices are next month's body. 
  • I'm a Fighter not a Quitter.
  • Workout because you love your body not because you hate it. 
  • 3 months from now you will thank yourself. 
  • Skinny girls look good in clothes. Fit girls look good naked. 
  • One pound at a time. 
  • You are stronger than you think. 
  • Train the quit out of you. 
  • In 2 weeks you will feel it, in 4 weeks you'll see it, in 8 weeks you'll hear it. 
  • My heart says chocolate and wine, my jeans say eat a salad!
  • I know what failure feels like, I want to see what happens if I don't. 
  • You regret the workouts you miss, never the ones you smash. 
  • I am tired of hating my own body. 
Right - where are those trainers.... 

Day 6 of My 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 6:
  • 325 crunches
  • 15 squats
  • 10 burpees
  • 50 high knees

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips


Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats

Larger than Life - reminder of why I don't eat like I used to!

Here is me - larger than life!!


Thankfully, I am much less large these days. Having said that, I am heading in that direction again, but I have started my health kick again. I will never get to this stage again!! :) 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Spicy Veggie Wraps - Tonight's Effort


In my bid to be healthy, I am trying to put some variety into my meals to avoid de-railing or getting bored. Tonight's effort is Spicy Quorn Wraps. Basically, quorn mince with lots of spices, tomatoes, chillies and garlic, fried with chopped onions and peppers, wrapped in low fat tortilla wraps with a dollop of low fat mayo. Yum :)

Day 5 of my 5 Week Beach Body Challenge

Day 5:
  • 300 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 20 tricep dips
  • 25 tricep dips
  • 8 burpees
  • 5 squat jumps

Day 4:
  • 275 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 15 push ups
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 5 burpees

Day 3:
  • 250 crunches
  • 30 squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 10 tricep dips


Day 2:
  • 225 crunches
  • 1 x 20 second planks
  • 25 squats
  • 10 push ups
Day 1:
  • 200 crunches / abs
  • 25 squats