20 March 2017

Getting Ready For Summer

As soon as we start to get a little bit of warmer weather I stop buying anything Winter related and my thoughts go straight to the Summer time. One item I can't live without during Summer are a good pair of sunglasses, they're something I use so much that I really think it's worth investing some money in a good quality pair that will see me through whether I'm travelling or just spending the Summer at home.

I recently discovered a website that sells a wide range of amazing polarized sunglasses whether you need prescription sunglasses or not, there is something for everyone. Maui Jim sunglasses were created on the Hawaiian Islands to make the colours shine, their sunglasses feature patented PolarizedPlus2 lens technology for brilliant colour so every detail is crisper and cleaner and without glare or harmful UV.
They have different lenses to suit a range of different preferences and they have a great range of frames too, from aviators to classic whatever your style it's covered. I chose the Koko Head style in matte black and I absolutely love them, they're super comfortable and look very on trend, I've had loads of compliments on them already and I can't wait to wear them throughout the year and when we go to Spain later in the year.

You can find Maui Jim on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and you can shop from their website here.

30 January 2017

My Favourite Workout Clothes

As I've recently started exercising again I wanted to get a few new items of workout wear to help motivate me to keep going, is it weird that new workout clothes makes me want to exercise more? Lol.

My favourite shops to buy activewear from at the moment are Forever 21 and H&M, they both have great ranges of fashion forward workout clothing at really affordable prices. Here's what's on my wishlist at the moment.

I love the current trend for leggings with the mesh panels, Forever 21 have loads of great designs but I particularly like these Yoga Tights from H&M as they incorporate the mesh panel but lower down on the calf rather than on the thigh which I'm not quite daring enough to wear yet.

I'm pretty much obsessed with anything marble at the moment so when I saw that Forever 21 had a Marble Print Sports Bra I knew I had to have it, they actually have loads of gorgeous sports bras in many different colours and designs so if marble isn't your thing there are plenty of others to choose from, all at reasonable prices.

A little tip for all you ladies with small feet is to always check the kids shoe section in shops as you can get some super cute shoes at super cheap prices. These Trainers are from the kids section in H&M and I love them plus for £17.99 you can't really go wrong.

If you want to check out other clothing, accessory and homewear items that are on my current wishlist then pop over to my Pinterest and give me a follow.

28 January 2017

My 2017 Workout Routine

I haven't consistently worked out for around two years, mainly because I've had no real motivation however this changed recently when we booked a holiday to Spain for July this year. All of a sudden I had a holiday to look good for and I finally found my motivation again, yay!!

My diet is pretty good, most of my meals are cooked from scratch and we use the Hairy Dieters cookbooks for our recipes which are all healthy and delicious. I do like my chocolate though so I've had to cut back on that slightly and just generally pay attention to what I'm putting into my body, so diet wise I haven't had to make any massive changes but I knew if I wanted to shift the little bit of extra weight I'm carrying the only answer was exercise.

I'm not an athletic person and I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed exercise so I really have to push myself to get it done, my new routine involves me working out 4-5 times a week at home as I can't afford a gym membership and with very little equipment, just a mat, some hand weights and a kettlebell. A great way to ensure I actually do my workout in the evening is to choose shorter ones that are high impact for example I love to do 20 minute HIIT workouts because 20 minutes is something I can fit in most days but I'm still getting a really good full body workout.

I get all of my workouts from Youtube, The Body Coach, HASfit and Blogilates are amongst my favourite channels and they have new videos uploading all the time so there's always a new workout to do no matter what you feel like doing that day. 

I started my workouts at the beginning of last week and after the first one I was very sore for a few days but I stuck with it and after the pulled muscles had eased I felt great which really motivated me to keep going. Here are the workouts I did last week, if you're interested in starting exercising why not give them a go.

I always try to fit yoga in at least once a week as it really helps sore muscles to give them a good stretch out and yoga is also a great workout in itself. 

I'm going to be posting my progress and workouts on here every week so if that's something you're interested in then keep an eye out for them and I'll be posting about my favourite workout clothes soon.