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Operation Get Fit : Week 2

I am now well into my 2nd week of my fitness regime… It has been a varied start that’s for sure! I started with running, which though I enjoyed it very much, my legs were incredibly stiff and sore for several days afterwards. Last week, […]

Miss Sporty Foundation

Miss Sporty Foundation

I have used Miss Sporty Make up since I started secondary school. Their foundation & concealer stick was recommended to my Mum by a friend to help cover up as well as treat teenage skin. As I grew older, other girls at school were using […]

Everyone starts somewhere

Everyone starts somewhere

Everyone has to start somewhere. Today I started (properly) my fitness efforts. My friend Kirsty co-erced me into going for a run around the village I live in with her and though I tried almost everything to change her mind and persuade her we should ‘join a class’ or ‘just go for a swim, I am so glad she did not back down.

I am determined to tone up and lose the muffin top!

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We have started gently, going from power walking to jogging as and when it felt right for us. I am so unfit, and so was worried she’d completely out run me but we went at our own paces, and had a good natter the entire way around.

We ended up running/power walking just under 3k, which even though it’s not that far, it is a firm start.

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Once we got back home, we did some exercises from Lucy’s be body beautiful book, followed by 100 squats!

Do my legs hurt? Yes. Did I think I might keel over at the end of it? Definitely. But am I looking forward to next time? ABSOLUTELY.

 

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Get Minted.

I love discovering new brands, new shops and online stores. My latest discovery of this kind is minted.com, an online stationery, art and home decor based in the USA. The store is filled the brim with unique and personalised items from greetings cards to nursery […]

Mango and Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

Mango and Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

This weeks smoothie of the week combines two of my all time favourite fruits,  Mangos and Raspberries – if the title didn’t already suggest that! All you need is 3 simple ingredients. 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries 1/4 mango Mini Danio Mango yogurt pot You can […]

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

It has really struck me just lately, how lucky I am to have such good friends around me. Only now at 21 years old, can I say with my hand on my heart, that I truly belong and feel comfortable within a group of friends which  I believe will last forever.

I was not a very ‘normal’ teenager. I really struggled to make friends, to keep friends and often found myself left trampled on and alone throughout my highschool years. I do not trust anyone very easily at all, and in the end in an attempt of self preservation, I never allowed myself to feel completely at ease within any friendship group.

I have known ‘my girls’ for over 5 years now. We have been friends for all that time and while now being with them, wherever we are, whatever we are doing feels like home, it took our night our last week to make me realise that all of the worry, the panic at not belonging has gone. vanished somewhere along the line and it feels so so good!  I trust these three girls with my life.

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They know things about me that I wouldn’t dream of telling any one else about, and vice versa. We might not see or speak to eachother every day / week / month, but when it matters, when it counts we’re there. We don’t judge, preech, or bitch, we’re there whether we agree on things are not we have each others backs.

I think this next photo sums up how much I have grown and let go as a person when it comes to friendships. When it popped up in her timeline the morning after, my Mum said… ” Ami! You’re smiling! You never smile in a photo. Not REALLY smile.” – She’s right, I hardly ever do.

Hele & Me

I am so glad that Hele captured this moment, even if by mistake. It captures everything I feel when I am surrounded by my best friends. Love, happiness and totally at ease. Something I never really thought possible.

With them, I am invincible.

 

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Banana, Orange & Mango Smoothie Recipe

Banana, Orange & Mango Smoothie Recipe

I used my Magic Bullet for the first time today and I am so so impressed!  It’s just SO easy! For my first smoothie of the year, I have adapted the typically known ‘sunshine smoothie’ to include some calcium & iron with the use of Spinach. […]

Getting fit & healthy in 2015

I am on a bit of a health kick here. Having been wiped out with a horrible cold and flu virus over Christmas and new year, I’ve decided I need to look after my body more and take more care over what I put in […]