It seems like forever since I’ve written an update on weight loss, it’s mainly because it’s not something that I have been that focused on really. My motivation for the gym/dieting has completely slipped and I haven’t been exercising all that regularly which I’m quite disappointed in myself about. I’ve been going to Body Pump on and off over the last couple of weeks; I mainly haven’t gone because I have been busy doing other things such as getting tattooed. The class is on a Tuesday and the day I tend to get tattooed is also a Tuesday (and the same time of day) so I have missed a few sessions but whenever I don’t have something planned I’ve been booking the class so that I know I’ll go. At my gym if you don’t show up to a pre-booked class you get charged so I’ve got to go otherwise I’ll be out of pocket.
Ever since I tried the Liquid Suede Lipsticks by NYX I have been really keen to try some more of their lip products. I’ve added numerous different lip pencils, glosses and lipsticks to my basket many a time but I would just leave them sitting there. I finally gave in (despite being on a spending ban, oops) and decided to order a couple of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams which were £5.99 each (available from Boots).
I’ve always enjoyed being creative. So much so that when I was younger I did an art and design course at college, despite the fact I can’t draw. I’ve always felt held back creatively by the fact that I am useless at drawing and it’s something that still frustrates me. I have an idea of how I want something to look in my head but trying to put that to paper is pretty much impossible for me despite the fact that it seems quite simple in my mind!
I know I’m a bit late with posting this as I normally post my update on a Sunday but I’ve been feeling extremely lazy the last few days. I didn’t get much sleep on Wednesday night and it kinda threw me; I’m still catching up on sleep now!
I haven’t done too badly the last week; admittedly I only exercised once but my eating was not too bad. I attended my first ever body pump class on Tuesday last week and I really enjoyed it. It was pretty hard work. I had to do a routine of shoulder presses, bicep curls, deadlifts, squats and lunges with a weighted bar. We started off with five reps of everything and then increased the number each time, ending with 20 reps of each move. It absolutely killed me and I was still feeling the burn in my thighs three days later.
I am starting to feel like I am failing at this whole healthy eating/fitness thing. Last week wasn’t that great (read here) and this week hasn’t been any better. If anything it has been worse which is a bit annoying but not the end of the world I suppose. I only ended up going to the gym once even though I had intended to go twice as well as going to Insanity.
This week has been a bit up and down in terms of sticking to my healthy eating/exercise regime. I started the week out eating really healthily and then as the week went on I did slip a bit. I ended up having a dominos on Wednesday and Nandos for lunch on Friday so it has been a bit of a bad week. I’ll use the fact that it was that time of the month as my excuse for eating badly.
I used to be ashamed to admit that I’ve used dating apps. It seemed that people always viewed the use of them as the act of someone desperate. Since the uprising of Tinder, it seems to have become the norm and most single people I know have used one app or another at some point. I have been using them for years now; I first met someone off of one when I was still a teenager.
If you read my previous post about my 2015 (see here) you’ll know that my boyfriend and I split up. Whilst I was with my ex, I went through various phases of wanting to lose a bit of weight but it was really, really difficult and in all honesty he didn’t help matters. I was told more than once that if I lost weight and became ‘less curvy’ he wouldn’t fancy me anymore. Although this didn’t change the fact that I wasn’t happy with my body it made me more hesitant to try and lose some weight as I wanted to keep him happy. Thinking about it now, I know that this is wrong. Someone who supposedly loves you should never tell you that if you change they won’t fancy you anymore. They should support you and do all they can to help you be the person you want to be and if they don’t; you need to get out.
I have had my eye on a few Freedom Professional London bits for a while now and for some reason I just never got round to buying them. I was getting a few bits from Superdrug the other day anyway so it would have been silly not to get the things I had had my eye on. Freedom also had an offer on which was spend £15 or more on their products and get a free eyeshadow palette so I had to!
I really enjoy reading other people’s posts about what they received as gifts; mainly because I am super nosey. As I enjoy reading them so much it made sense to write one of my own! I appreciate we are now over a week since Christmas so this may be a little late but I wanted to enjoy the time I had off work and not worry/stress myself out with the pressure of blogging about what I received straight away.