Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Weightloss Wednesday

Hi lovelies 

So haven't posted one of these for a while but it is still going! Last time I spoke to you I had joined a new gym but hadn't been to it yet and was thinking about getting a personal trainer.

So I have been and I love the gym, it's really modern and has quite a lot of space so no waiting around for machines- I can't fault it! I love it haha never thought I would say that about a gym.

I also did get a personal trainer and I would definitely say he has helped me and would recommend anyone who may be struggling to give a personal trainer a go.

So today I'm going to talk about my new diet. 

In the past I have tried eating healthier but not really understood what was in the food and probably making bad decisions. Now that I'm learning about foods and what's in them and seeing results I definitely believe that 70/30 rule. Basically to see results it's meant to be 70% diet and 30% exercise- yes I believe this is true haha!!!
So I'm on a high protein/high fat low carb diet. This was quite hard for me at first as I love carbs and you don't actually realise how much food has carbs in and the amount they have in. I feel like I'm getting re-educated with food but I'm loving it. I'm feeling better for it I have no bloating at all. Anyone who knows me will know I'm not the biggest meat eater but I have really been trying and increasing my meat intake to ensure I hit my protein goal for the day. But I have also been having protein shakes to help as well. This was a diet plan my personal trainer came up with for me and I feel like it is working. Not going to lie there are hard days when you're sitting with chicken and a salad and there are people sitting around with pasta or potatoes I do feel a bit jealous but then I try and think positively and think about what this food will help me achieve. I think positive thinking is definitely key. I am allowed one cheat day which I do look forward to but I don't binge- what would be the point after all that hard work!
So here are a few photos of my myfitnesspal logged meals to give you an idea of what I've been eating.

Hope you've enjoyed this post and maybe learnt something or been motivated!

Lucy x

Friday, 19 June 2015

Boohoo Wishlist

Hi lovelies

Hope you're all well. So as its only a week until pay day I find myself more and more online shopping or rather browsing haha. 

Lately I've been loving Boohoo's collection and I've made a Wishlist that I thought I would share with you. As you know I'm currently trying to lose weight and become healthier which I think is key no crash diets or anything happening (I'll update you on Wednesday!) So I don't know whether to buy them once I have been paid or wait a while as I want them to still fit after like a month or so!

So here are my top 4 (random right I should have just done 5 haha) Boohoo picks :)

I love this dress and I love the bell sleeves  on it- gives it a nice 70's vibe. It also comes in white and rust. I think I would personally get it in the rust colour.

Another dress with interesting sleeves. That again is the reason why I like this dress and I love the pattern- which is unlike me as I'm normally all in black haha!

Omg these shorts- amazing! I love the lace detailing and I think these would be perfect to dress up or dress down. They also look really comfy.

Last but not least this t-shirt dress. I think these are perfect for every day wear and easy to throw on and still look nice. I also like the fact it has drop arm holes (is that what it's called haha) it's just a nice little detail! Again this comes in more colours but I probably would get in black- surprise surprise!

So these are my top 4 picks from Boohoo at the moment. Let me know what you're loving from Boohoo and if you like any of my picks :).

Lucy x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Catch up

Hi lovelies 

Sorry first of all, this was meant to be up yesterday but I fell asleep very early as I was shattered! 

I thought this post would just be a quick catch up post as to where I've been all week and not posting! I know I don't need to justify it but thought it would be a nice thing to share on a Sunday night... easy reading :).

So at the beginning of the week I actually went glamping. Now I've been camping before like at festivals which although I love festivals the actual camping part is not my favourite. I love my home comforts and not showering and sleeping in a confined space for like 5 nights is not ideal for me haha but I suppose the music makes up for it. Anyways glamping was really fun and you do get a lot more space and showers so I did enjoy it.

So that took up most of my week and then the rest of it has been spent working and training for the Race for Life. Today is the end of my second week training and although I can't see a massive improvement I am slowly but surely starting to get better. I have mixed my training up with some running on the treadmill but the majority is outdoors as I figured that's where I will be running. Like I said when I first announced this, I am not a natural runner, it was probably my least favourite thing to do ever haha but I am trying to think positively and have a positive outlook which is helping me to enjoy my runs... sort of haha I'm sure it will, just have to persevere! This week in my training I've been trying to work on my breathing so that im not panting like a dog haha. This is quite hard to do as I think that's why I normally don't like running as it's about trying to control your breathing and I'm currently not good at that haha but I do love a challenge!

Anyways that's been my week, hope you've all had a great week and I will speak to you soon! 

Lucy x

Friday, 12 June 2015

Primark Haul- June 2015

Hi lovelies,

Sorry it's been a quiet week blogging, I got back from glamping yesterday so haven't had a chance to post anything but seeing as I had a day off today, I thought it was the perfect opportunity! 

So I've been loving Primark lately and yet again, couldn't resist a few bargain buys! Has anyone else been loving Primark lately? I think their jewellery collection is amazing at the minute! Also, as I have joined a new gym I did treat myself to a couple of 'gym appropriate' products haha. I've seen so many reviews on their sportswear collection so I was a bit let down when I went into my local Primark and there wasn't much left and everything they did have that I liked wasn't in my size :( first world problems! I will just have to be quicker next time they release new sportswear as they did launch the new collection ages ago, so my own fault really!

So anyways here is what I bought this month....

I'm loving tops like this as the warmer weather starts and I absolutely love the colour of this one. This was such a bargain at £8 and is so comfy on.

I love jumpsuits for days when you just want to be comfy so I'm always looking out for other ones to add to my little collection. I really like how this one is cropped as I don't have any like that so when we have some hot days (hopefully soon) this will be perfect to wear. It's got a lovely pattern on, has an elasticated waist so gives you a nice silhouette and is super stretchy which makes it soooo comfy! This was a bargain at only £8 too!

Like I said I'm loving Primark's jewellery especially the chokers they have in. Out of silver and gold I'm definitely more a silver sort of girl so when I saw this and for only £5 I thought I would treat myself!

Yes another necklace- I definitely don't need anymore for a good while! Although I have just said that I prefer silver, when I seen this necklace I had to have it! For some strange reason I'm loving pineapples at the minute and so does everyone else seem to be, they're everywhere! For only £4 I thought this little beauty would add a fun element to any outfit.

Shoes are normally my thing that I love to buy and I probably have too many but I can't resist them! I haven't actually bought any sandals this year, well that's a lie I did buy a pair but they don't fit so that doesn't count haha. It's crazy but I've never had a tan pair of sandals!!! So when I saw these for only £12 I thought I should add them to my collection. I'm loving the fact they tie up and I can't wait to wear these out!

This was an impulse buy as I was waiting in the queue. I needed a water bottle for the gym and this does the trick! It did have one of those stick things in it that you can freeze to keep your water cold but I just took that out. Not much to say about this really.

I bought these sports socks for two reasons. First, because all of the socks I own at the minute I can only find one of, so I'm having to mix and match haha! And secondly because both of these packs have a cushion sole so I thought because I'm training for the Race for Life I'm doing a lot of running so I thought these would be good for that. In the first pack you do also get a grey pair which I have already worn and I would definitely recommend these- very comfy! Both packs cost £2 each- slightly weird seeing as 1 has 2 pairs and the other has 3 pairs in but whatever!


Finally I though this was a good buy as it's meant to be made out of the quick dry material and seeing as I sweat a LOT when I'm at the gym/out running I thought this would come in handy. I hope it works but for £5 you can't complain! 

So that was everything I got this month and I should probably stay away from Primark for a little while haha! 

Hope you've enjoyed this little post and I'll be back tomorrow with another one- promise! 

Lucy x

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Weightloss Wednesdays/ Why I'm doing the Race for Life

Hi lovelies 

So one reason why I missed weightloss Wednesday out last week was because it had been my birthday and I ate like a pig! So obviously on my birthday I ate what I wanted which is fine we are all allowed a cheat day and it's meant to be quite good if you have one bad day as it's meant to satisfy cravings and motivate you to eat well the rest of the time. Only my cheat day turned into a treat week! Not good haha! So I couldn't really come on here and motivate anyone else when I wasn't motivated myself plus time went so fast last week!

Anyways I'm back on it and feeling good. So this weightloss Wednesday is going to be more of an update and as you can tell from the title I have an exciting announcement too!!

Right, where to start.... So the gym I usually go to has now closed down which I'm gutted about but I have now joined a different gym which I'm going to go to for the first time on Friday so that's quite exciting :). It's also one a friend of mine goes to so I now have a gym buddy- this is another thing that's meant to keep you motivated when losing weight so I'm sure this will help me!

As well as starting a new gym I'm looking into seeing a personal trainer at that gym to help me achieve my goals. Now I know you don't need to see a personal trainer to lose weight but personally I think it would help. I think having someone checking in with me each week would be another way to keep me motivated. There seems to be a theme emerging (motivation) not intentional but we'll roll with it haha! I know it will cost a bit of money each week but I will just have to cut back on some other things aka clothes!

So I think that's all of my updates about the gym.... Now on to the really exciting news! As you can see from the title of this post I've decided to enter the Race for Life!!!! Omg!!!!! I'm totally not a runner which is another reason I am doing this as it will challenge me. The main reason I'm doing this is because my mam was diagnosed with Stage 1 Melanoma last year. To cut a long story short she hopefully will be getting the all clear in the next few months (I'll save the long version for a different post maybe). Anyways without all of the amazing work cancer research do millions of people wouldn't  survive and overcome cancer now. I think until it happens to someone you are close to I don't think it really hits you how scary that news can be. Personally I struggled with coming to terms with it and it took me months to be able to actually talk about it- it didn't seem real I didn't want it to be real.
I'm so incredibly proud of my mam for being so strong and dealing with it positively and that is why I want to do this race!

So I've downloaded the training plan from the Race for Life website, which is so handy and I've started training this week. Only 6 weeks to prepare! I'm going to be running 5k (just over 3 miles), I can't even run 1k at the minute but ive got to say I'm so excited to run! That is a sentence I never thought I would say!

Ive set myself a target of £150 to raise for cancer research- I know it's not a massive target but it's daunting thinking little old me has to raise all that! I'm thinking positive though and I will try my hardest to reach it!

If any of you would like to sponsor me and donate some spare cash you can either visit or you can text LACR54 then the amount you would like to donate to 70070. I just have to say now don't feel any pressure to donate but anyone who does thank you sooooo much and it doesn't matter how small or big the donation is everything will help! 

I will update you each week about how my training is going and how my fundraising is going!

Lots of love,
Lucy x

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

What I got for my birthday 2015

Hi lovelies

Hope you're all well. Sorry I didn't post last week just had a lot of stuff going on and at the beginning of the week it was my birthday!

Now that I'm officially 23 everytime I think about it all I think about is Blink 182's song 'What's my age again?' and the bit where the lyrics are 'nobody likes you when you're 23' haha. Makes me quite sad actually... I'm getting old!!!! 

Anyways one of the great things about your birthday is the pressies you get! So I thought I would show you some of the things that I got for my birthday. Now before I do, I just want to say I'm not doing this post to show off or brag about what I got, I know some people like posts like these and I know I do because I'm a little bit nosey!!! So here's what I got.....

H&M Bucket Bag

I asked my mam and dad for this because I needed a new bag (well needed might be a bit extreme haha!) It's just such a lovely shape and I like how you close it with a tie. I got this nude peachy colour as I always get black bags and just fancied something a little different.


Sorry I have no idea where this is from and I think it's a bit rude to ask! My brother got me this because he knows that I love me a statement necklace. This is beautiful and it's that nice gold that doesn't look cheap or brassy if that makes sense!

Jayda Ethic Necklace by Smashglam

I got this off my lovely boyfriend, I have to say I did ask for this. I had seen it on fellow blogger Sophie Hannah Richardson and I fell in love with the necklace. It's by an online company called Smashglam and all of their pieces are beautiful, I want them all haha! I would definitely recommend you checking them out though! I'll link their website here! 

MAC Amber x9 Palette

Another one from my boyfriend and yes I did give him a little hint about this palette! Since I have blue eyes I tend to wear a lot of ambers/coppers/orange eyeshadows to try and make them stand out a bit so when I saw this palette I thought it would be perfect! I am going to do a review on this palette either this week or next week, so keep an eye out for that but so far I'm loving it! 

Jimmy Choo Exotic Perfume

I've never had this Jimmy Choo perfume before only Flash but it smells lovely. It's very florally so if you like that in a perfume you should give it a try and I love the packaging- some things never change haha! 

Champneys Citrus Blush Mini Treatment Collection

I love this brand so when I opened this I was so excited! So in this you get the body scrub , shower gel, body lotion and a body polisher (that's what they call it I don't know if that's the actual name of those things I don't know what they're called haaha big sponge type thing :))! I can't wait to use this!

Benefit Do the Bright Thing

So as you can probably guess by the name this kit includes things that will give you brighter, glowy skin. I used to be all about that matte life but I have to say I am starting to like a little bit of dewyness, dunno what's got into me! So this is perfect for helping me achieve that effect. In this you get the That Gal Primer, High Beam, Dandelion blush and a little brush (it's so cute), a mini They're Real mascara and a mini Bad Gal eyeliner. I love Benefit's products, or at least the ones I have tried anyways, and I can't wait to try these! I will be doing a review on this too but I haven't tried it yet as I don't want to waste the products on just a normal boring day, does anyone else think like that about things?!

So I did get a few other bits and bobs like chocolate and wine but these were the main things. I'm very lucky to have such lovely family and friends that spoilt me and I had a lovely day with them.

I will be back this week so make sure you come back! I'll talk to you soon!

Lucy x