Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My current workout


So its been a while since I have done an update on my fitness regime and I have made some changes so thought I would share this with you all. 

To start with I always get myself a few glasses of water to make sure I am always hydrated. Its so essential to stay hydrated and you can see the reasons why in a previous post here.

So I always start my workouts at the moment with the cross trainer for about 10-15 minutes, this gets your hearth rate up to get a good blood flow around your body to those important muscles. I also like using the cross trainer because it is low impact and I can feel my legs and bum working before I have even finished which are the areas I am really focusing my training on at the moment. 

Once I have finished with the cross trainer I will do a good 10 minute stretch so my body is prepared for working out. It is very important to do a good work out before you train so that you don't pull any muscles and injure yourself. 

I start off by putting two of my ankles weights onto one leg and do 40 Kick backs from a kneeling position. With this exercise I found it to be more effective if I am on my elbows and now hands and kicking your leg backhand you to the ceiling.

I then move onto 30 donkey kicks straight after my kicks back with no rest. These exercises are really targeting your bum muscles and back of your legs and are great to do one after the other.

I then encorporate my weights bar, I have a 2kilo bar with four weights of 2.5 kilos each. I do 30 squats  at this weight. With squats making sure you are concentrating that you are doing it right so you do not injure yourself and also that you are doing the correct technique. You can see my post here as to how to do them properly.

Staying with the weights I move onto doing 20 curtsies. Standing with feet shoulder width apart and the bar on your shoulders. All you do is step behind in a diagonal position as if you were doing a curtsie. 

Lastly moving onto the stomach exercises I will hold plank position for 30 seconds and trying to increase this each time I do it. This is targeting your core area which is essential for that flat stomach and will support your body doing everyday tasks.

I will then do a warm down making sure all my muscles are stretched out so I am not too stiff the next day and also have a protein shake after just to repair my muscles so they are not so sore the next day.

I hope this has been helpful. If you have any questions please do get in touch I always love hearing from you.



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Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Clean 9 Challenge and Your chance to get involved !!


Hey Beauties… Sorry I have not been around for a bit I have just started a new job and it has taken everything out of my as I have tried to get things organised and be focused but I am back and have some exciting news to share with you all.



What the Clean 9 challenge is 


I am starting The Clean 9 Challenge, which I am so excited to kick off. I want as many people as possible to get involved and give themselves a kick start to a healthy life, You can do it by yourself, with your family or with your friends. Please do share this with your friends and family and see how many people we can get to join in.  The best part is that it is so easy to follow, anyone can join in and only takes 9 DAYS!! So are you up for the challenge?? 

So what is the Challenge and what it is all about, it is an easy to follow cleansing programme to get your kick started for a healthier you and only takes 9 days to complete. It is a great easy way to kick start your healthy living or any fitness regime or if you just want to loose a little extra bit of weight you can do that also, below is a example of the progress one last has made on the programme. 




Things to expect from the 9 days are better control over your appetite, you will look and feel better and a lot more energised throughout the day.

What you get in the pack


2 X1 Litre Aloe Vera Gel
Forever Lite Ultra Shake mix
Forever Therm (18 Tablets)
Tape Measure & Shaker
Forever Fiber (9sticks)
Forever Garcinia Plus (54 softgels)
2 Programme Handbooks





The two handbooks you get are great, the first is the Clean 9 handbooks and the second is the F.I.T Programme book. The main book you would be using is the Clean 9 Handbook which is essentially your bible for the duration of the programme. It gives you top tips of how to get the best out of the 9 days for example - lots of water, Less salt, When to measure and weigh yourself and also has a 9 day planner for you to record your daily exercise and food intake. 

Also inside the booklet it tells you what to eat each day so you don't have to think about it, different kind of Shake recipes to make it interesting along with all different meal plans so you will never get stuck for what to eat. Along with each shake and meal plan it tells you how many calories are in each so you can keep track every day of how much your taking in. 
My favourite part of the booklet is the daily checklist, where you can tick off everyday what you have taken in during the day giving you the push and encouragement you will need which will help you see your progress. 

The second book is about the F.I.T programme, so there is the options of continuing the programme which follows from the Clean 9. They are called F.I.T 1 and F.I.T 2 - These are build to increase your exercise levels and creating a more defined and sculpted body. Each of these F.I.T programs are just an option if you want a sculpted body and feel free to get in touch if you want more info on these.


How to get involved and what I will be doing

The challenge is set for 1st August 2015 through to the 9th August 2015.

I will be updating my daily activities and thoughts on Twitter and my Facebook Page. If you choose to join I would love everyone to get involved in conversations on these pages so we can all be in it together and help each other out. It is a great opportunity to ask questions should you have any and I will always be on hand should anyone need anything. 

The results that others have shared on Social media have been amazing, you can see these for yourself by just searching Clean 9 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook I have shown you one below as an example. 

You can order your pack HERE which comes in two delicious Flavours Chocolate or Vanilla and have it ordered straight to your door. The price of the pack is £114.70 which I know can seem quite steep which is why I have set the date to the August to give everyone the chance to purchase the product if you choose to join in.  It is also defiantly worth the money as you can see from the results.

I will also include an Clean 9/F.I.T video HERE so that you can see others results and what it is all about from others perspectives. 

I can't wait to get started with you all on this great challenge. 


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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Benefits of Aloe Vera





Hello my Lovelies... hope you are all enjoying the nice sunny weekend we have been having, Don't you find the sun really just brightens up everyones mood and makes you so happy?So if you have been keeping up to date with my blog and social media feeds you will see I work with a company Forever Living selling Aloe Vera products. I wanted to do a post on how Aloe Vera really does help you, and the benefits it has to our bodies. People go on and say its good for you but never really pin point what it is that is good you, so I am here to bare all.

The benefits of Aloe Vera are endless and the plant has been used throughout generations dating back to the time of cleopatra days who herself used to used Aloe Vera. We hear about how Aloe is good for you and it stated making a come back in the form of some juice drinks so I wanted to share with you all the true benefits of what the Aloe Vera plant.

I was not sure how well Aloe Vera products really worked, but it wasn't until I started using them that I noticed a change in my body. I now use Aloe Vera face and body soap ever day for my face and body and my skin has defiantly thanked me. My skin is softer and clearer than before and drinking Aloe Gel has ket my energy level up throughout the day. In fact the Aloe Gel helped my so my I gave it to my granddad who is recovering from Cancer, and since then he is now up and about doing the gardening and is happier all of which are a direct effect from the Gel and he's 87 years old.

So here are the real Benefits of what Aloe Vera really does:

Detoxifying: 


Aloe Vera is packed full of Amino Acids 19 to be precise and our body itself only produces 8. Our body needs around 20 in total to function at its best so I would say that is pretty good going. 
The Aloe Gel also contains many different Enzymes which help break down stark, sugars and fats in our body helping with digestion. 

Huge source of Vitamins:


Vitamins A,C & E - Which are all essential in fighting off free radicals in our body which can be found in things such as smoking, exhaust fumes, burning of food and fried foods. The free radicals oxidise tissues and cause damage to our body from cataracts to premature ageing. A good example is rusty metal.. thats not a great look is it?

In addition to fighting off free radicals these vitamins play other vital roles such as Vitamin C assists in wound healing and keeping bones and joints strong, Vitamin B helps prevent blood clots and fertility. 

Reduced chance of Anaemia


Aloe Vera is one of the rare plants that produces Vitamin B12 which is necessary for manufacturing red blood cells. A drop in the level of Vitamin B12 will eventually lead to anaemia.

Helps burns, eczema, ache


The daily intake and use of Aloe Vera reduces the effects of burns, eczema and ache. The elements in aloe help as an anti-inflammatory to the skin and rejuvenate the skin cells improving the skins completion. 

The question is how much Aloe Vera should we take, and that all depends on the person and how much they want to take. 
I personally drink one shot of Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel in the morning before my breakfast and include it in my daily face routine which you can find here. 


I hope this has enlightened you and has uncovered some unknowns on the Benefits of Aloe Vera, and please do browse around the link provided at the top if your interested in more products.
Let me know what Aloe products you have been using and if this has helped you.


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Monday, 11 May 2015

My New Go To Face Mask!!




Finally some sunshine!!! I have been loving this sunshine we have had the last day or so. I went to my best friends baby's christening yesterday which was lovely, as the sun was shining and was such a beautiful ceremony and he just looked adorable in his outfit. Did you guys get up to anything nice over the weekend?

So today I'm going to be talking about the latest face mask that I have been trying out, as I do love a good old face mask. I do have some trouble areas on my skin which I would love to get a magic wand and just make disappear but that fairy god mother doesn't exist unfortunately. However, I have found a close match which is my Forever Living Marine Face mask. 

I have used a few Face masks before and the one I blogged about before was the Glam Glow mud treatment, which I thought was very good at the time yet a little to expensive for weekly use. So I purchased the Marine Mask on a whim just to give it a go as I am loving my Aloe Vera face and body soap and makes my skin feel so soft and gentle. 

When I first used it and squeezed it out of the tube, I was slightly sceptical and it was not what I was expecting as the consistency was just slightly thicker than their moisturises but I thought I'm sure it will be fine so applied an even layer all over my face but leaving out the eyes. As the product is not that thick it is really easy to apply and does not start setting straight away so you always have time to even it all out. 




I left the mask on for 15-20 minutes, I know this seems like a long time but I was doing house work at the same time so there was no time wasted. As you can see from the pictures about when you have left if on for 15-20 the colour changes and goes translucent so you shouldn't be able to see it on your face, which is quite nice cause as you don't look so scary as when you normally put masks on. 

When its time to task it off, I just ran some warm water and rinsed it off as I would normally with soap and It didn't take too long to take it all off and then just towel tried my face. When I chanced my skin in the mirror I was so pleased with the way it turned out, my pores had been completely reduced and my skin tone was even all over it looked as though I had BB cream on. 

The ingredients to this product have such a great health benefits such as Sea Kelp packed with vitamins A and E with lots of Iron and helps prevent the loss of elasticity in the skin keeping it looking young and fresh. Also in the product is Algae which has great vitamins, keeping the skin hydrated a keeping away all the bad bacteria which we come into contact with every day. 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, and do let me know which face masks have worked best for you.  
                                                                       

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Giveaway 2015

So its been a fairly long time since I have done a give away and so thought it was about time to show my appreciation to all you beautiful people who follow and read my blog. I was thinking about what to giveaway for sometime and thought I would give some basics away which I think every girl need for that perfect makeup base. Thats why I am so excited to announce I am giving away.....

- Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
- Real TechniquesStippling Brush
- Real Techniques Sculpting Brush

So for your chance to win these amazing prizes please enter the Rafflecopter below where only one mandatory option but the rest are optional, but remember the more you enter the higher chance you have of winning. 



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be emailed and announced on my twitter page a few days after closing so keep an eye out and GOOD LUCK!!


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Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Clarins Body Exfoliator that goes the mile!






After an extremely long weekend of driving to Wales and back on Saturday for a gymnastics trip I was defiantly in need of some relaxing me time. The journey took just over 3 hours and 5 hours rehearsal so it is defiantly important to stay hydrated and eat plenty of food as driving defiantly takes it out of you. So enough babbling about my weekend and onto the product.

I do love a good body exfoliator as it makes my skin so soft and refreshed, I feel like a new woman after. I have previously reviewed my Frank Body Scrub which I have not used too many times after as it does tend of get a little messy and I don’t always have the time for it.

I have recently purchased the Clarins Body Exfoliator which comes in a smaller package that other exfoliators I have bought which took me back slightly as I was not sure how many times I could use it before it runs out. I mean I have facial exfoliators which come in the same size as this but as they say never judge a book by its cover so I wouldn’t knock it until I tried it.

I squeezed some of the product onto my hand and on opening it has a nice refreshing smell, the product itself has a light pink colour to it and the texture is not thick at all and is very light. The exfoliating beads are very small as they are made from bamboo Powder which is now becoming more commonly used in exfoliators due to its many benefits. The bamboo powders have many benefits such as anti-acne, anti-wrinkles, Anti-cellulite properties which I think is great to have in one product and It was also very easy to wash off as it is quite creamy which is also a benefit.

I was surprised when a little goes a long way with this product I did not need to use a lot at all, which I was relieved with as I know it will last me a good amount of time before having to purchase it again.

So all in all for the price and size of the Clarins Body Exfoliator I was very happy, I would say it is priced about right and left my skin feeling soft for around 3 days after use.

Pits:

The exfoliating beads are small so you would need to use it around twice a week which would mean it may run out faster than you want it too.

Peak:

The packaging is a great travel size if you are going away for the week or weekend you can just pack in your luggage and still have a great exfoliator with you as some packages are quite chunky so cant carry them around.

Have you tried this Clarins Body scrub, If so I would love to hear your experiences.


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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Miss Guided Sportswear Outfit Picks


I have seen so much talk and hype recently about Miss Guided new fitness wear line that I finally caved in and went for a browse, and I am glad to say they have some brilliant pieces. One thing i notices when I was having a look round was the great prices, normally some sports wear like Nike can be a bit pricey but all of their items are really well priced. 
I can honestly say that I am one of those people who outfit still has to look right even if I’m in running gear. I like the colours to match and of course matching trainers. Which is anything point I liked about their range was with the great prices I could mix and match some great outfits that were not going to break my bank account. 
So whilst having a browse of their website I was thinking about what pieces would go well together and thought I would share a few of these with you guys to see what you think?


Outfit 1:






Trainers | £20


Outfit 2:






Hope you liked these outfits that I picked, and if you want to see any more outfits that I put together please do comment below and I will get these together.



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