Sunday, February 26, 2017

My Fitness Journey

I have always wanted a better body and finally 2017 is the year I'm going to get it


I have decided to start this weekly blog to keep me on track, motivated and hopefully if you too are on your own fitness journey we can help each other. 

My fitness plan actually started on the 2nd January when I met with my PT Danielle. I have decided to have a PT session once a week as I have always gone to the gym but my body has never change which shows I was doing the wrong things or clearly now I realised I wasn't actually working out -hard enough.  On my first session with Danielle she took my measurements, weighed me and took my starting photos.

My Stating Stats





Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76.3 kg
Waist: 75 cm
Hips: 93.5 cm
Bum: 109 cm
L Arm 29 cm
R Arm 29.5
L thigh: 64.5 cm
R thigh: 65 cm
Shoulders: 106 cm
Body fat: 37.4% 


My Goals 

I know I am not over weight for my height and I'm really not trying to be ultra slim but my goal is to have tone and definition. I am off to a hen party in July to Marbs so I had given myself 7 months in total to achieve my goals. My body goals are to have a rounder bum and slimmer thighs, my bottom half is alot bigger than my top half, I am not in proportion at all. I would like to look strong and fit in my summer bikini.
My body idol is Anna Victoria, she has the perfect fitness body to me with definition in all the right places.

Picture Credit: Anna Victoria 


Diet


For my diet I decided to follow slimming world as I have many friends who have followed the plan and they have achieved great results and also maintained them. 
Slimming world has been easy to follow so far and according to my scales I have lost 7lb. 
I'm terms of weight loss I am hoping to go back to my pre-holiday weight last year as I felt really confident in my bikini which at this point is not so much. I know as I train more the weight loss will slow down and my PT has told me not to get too hooked on the scales but I'm finding it hard not too. I weighed myself yesterday and was instantly disappointed that nothing has changed from the week before but I'm trusting what she says and will wait for my next official weigh-in and measure in a few weeks. 


Fitness 


So as mentioned before I see Danielle once a week on a Monday morning and from my first session is was clear I have never worked out to my full potential before, I could hardly breath during the work out but it felt so good. I have learnt so much from my sessions. In between the PT sessions I work out 4 times per week focusing on what we have been doing the previous weeks. I have learnt that I hate lunges of any kind but I love deadlifts and squats.

So until next weeks update I'm am focusing on my diet more this week as I have been very bloated lately so I'm switching things up to see how I go. 


Are you on a fitness journey? I would love to hear your thought and tips. 

See you next week


Leanne x







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Monday, February 20, 2017

Our Hair Essentials GIVEAWAY

We have bought hundreds of hair products over the years but there are a some that we go to time and time again 



Every week there are new haircare products being launched or simply improved but there are few we would replace everytime.
In recent years we have both really started to care for our hair after years of chemical damage.
We no longer chemically straightening our hair but opt for the smoothing treatment 'KeraStraight' instead.
Alongside this we use products and tools to further improve condition and they have become our hair essentials. 

Here are our top products to improve hair health

Our  Hair Essentials



Invisi Bobbles

These wonder bobbles do not break or pull at the hair like traditional elastic bands. They are even perfect for 'top knot' styles as they are super stretchy.













Tangle Teezer

Everyone needs to own a Tangle Teezer. They glide through any tangles seamlessly without any pulling to your hair. These are even perfect for hair extensions too as they do not pull at the bonds which traditional brushes can do.




Hair oil

We love the entire Mythic oil range from L'Oreal. The rich hair oil is amazing to add condition and much needed moisture to your hair. We use on wet hair prior to blow drying and also run a small amount through our hair once dried for added smoothness. 






Olaplex

The wonder brand that apparently helped Kim Kardashion to go from black to blonde. Step 3 is the at home product. Apply to wet hair prior to shampooing and leave as long as possible, I leave overnight and wash the following day. 





WIN


We are giving 1 lucky person the chance to win all 4 of our hair essentials. 
To enter simply subscribe our blog and comment on this post with the hair product/tool you would most like to try.

One winner will be picked at random on 6th March and announced later that evening on this blog post.

This competition is open to all and closes 6/3/2017 8pm UK time 

Good luck

Leanne and Charlene x 





Competition Winner

Lorraine CK 

Your number was pulled out... lucky number 6 for comment number 6. 

This was filmed but our very slow Internet will not allow it to be uploaded tonight but it will be attached tomorrow hopefully. 

Thank you to everyone who entered. 




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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentines make up

Valentines is just around the corner and I have created my Valentine's make up look


I have used my favorite make up palette of the moment; Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills, the colours are just gorgeous. 

I wore this make up look the other day and thought it would be perfect for a Valentines look too so I filmed a tutorial below. 

If you are yet to own the eyeshadow palette then you can re-create with your favourite colours. 




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Monday, February 6, 2017

My new hair and beauty products

 I have made a video showing you what new hair and beauty products I'm using at the moment. I'm really trying to improve my hair and skin health so there is your first clue... take a look and see below. 





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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Top 5 embroidered leather jackets

Embroidery is still going strong this season and it's making its mark on leather jackets. 


After browsing through the Next website for new arrivals I stumbled upon this gorgeous leather effect jacket with bright floral embroidery. I can't wait to style for summer looks. 
Here I styled with my favourite Karen Millen knit dress. 

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If the Next jacket doesn't quite hit the mark; maybe these other styles will

New Look 

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Dolls Kill


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Miss Pap

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Forever 21

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Happy shopping 

Thank you for reading

Leanne x






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