Friday, 26 May 2017

Exams are officially over

This academic year is officially over!! It's been a tough one, good but tough. My post-exam spa day is ready for me! (I earned it) The hairdressers is booked too!

I can finally put the books down, text everyone back and enjoy the summer ready for my final year ahh! (I secretly don't want it to end)


I am thinking to ease the load next year and start reading through the summer in advance. BUT I do intend to fully enjoy the non-deadline looming summer, maybe go on a trip away for a little bit, see my friends (remind them what I look like), go to the gym more too, up my weight loss, maybe a nice bike ride in the sun.

What summer plans do you have?

Kels

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Prosecco Flow evening at Ufit Cardiff

A short while back now, I was invited to the prosecco flow evening at UFit, an evening promising to reward and relax us hard working ladies. Yoga, Nandos, massages, a braid bar, a nail bar and cocktails! I mean who could refuse that right?


My first port of call was the cocktail bar.. of course


Then on to yoga... needless to say the class was full, full. full! Which made it a bit difficult to move at some points with fear of kicking the lady infront/behind you but it surprisingly made things a lot more relaxed everyone was giggling and just in lovely spirits.


Then I had a lovely thai yoga massage by Stretchy Suzies and it was AMAZING!! Instead of your usual massage it's a mix between being stretched and massaged at the same time so when it's done your whole body feels new again, it's so surprisingly good. I've had my fair share of massages all around Cardiff including the 5 star St Davids Spa but this massage was just something else! It was truly just amazing! 

I also then had a head massage and then onto some glitter face paints


Then realised the food bar was open! Sadly all that was left was chicken and rice but who really minds skipping the salad right?




Then a little visit to the braid bar and sadly home for me to finish an assignment while the other ladies took a coach to town to go have some cocktails :'-(

All in all an amazing night! It was so nice to treat yourself to new hair, some chicken, yoga, cocktails and massages I only wish I had more time to get my nails and brows done. There was even a brow tinting bar!


Kels

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Friday, 24 February 2017

My Slimming World Journey

Last year I joined Slimming world. I've previously, tried Weight Watchers (where I gained weight...) but after a while of losing my mojo I took the plunge.

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My first class
I'll admit walking into a room full of strangers and the unknown is scary. But when you walk in they just know your a newbie and straight away you're greeted and told where to go and what to do. Which is great! Saves the awkward having to find someone and ask.

My first week
I lost 4lbs! I was amazed! How can I eat pasta and potatoe wedges and lose 4lbs in one week! ONE WEEK. So on this high I continued.

The bump in the road.
I took 2-3 weeks off over Christmas last year and that's where it slowed down. When I went back I'd gained, lost my mojo and kept having half or no loss which is really disheartening.

Turning point
I was bouncing around a few classes trying to find the one for me as my shifts changed. But then I sent a message to my old group leader explaining my loss of mojo since leaving her group and she said to come along late to her class and I could weigh at the end. Brilliant! That group for me is so motivating and helpful, really really supportive and just works for me best.

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Where am I now?
Granted, I'm a little naughty. I like a few treats so I don't have the big losses anymore but I'm happy with losing every week even when it's a small loss it's all adding up. Now I've lost 1st 11lbs in total and yes, still eat a lot of pasta. I was nominated for woman of the year which was really nice. Now I'm hoping to get to 2 stone really soon.


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Where next?
I'm not done. I do want to crank it up now that I've lost that much and dropping jean sizes (which feels like weekly), I'd like to up my gym-game more. I found a new snazzy gym which I love so would like to get my fitness up and really hit my targets.

My little remember me advice
Every week is a new week. No matter how naughty or bad you were last week you have a clean slate to work harder and get a good loss for the following week. And it's only 7 days! Instead of restricting yourself like crazy, I normally say to myself, if I have a good loss I'll have this (pizza) but by the time weigh day comes, I don't really want that pizza anymore or to undo my work.

Have you tried Slimming World? If so share some tips!

Kels

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Sleek Matte Me lip creams

Since all the matte lip colours came about I've been working my way through quite a few, buttt I found these I just had to share!

I actually started with one, but now have three...


They're pretty cheap too, only £4.99!! (with the second one half price at the moment) - here


They are quite drying but so many are! The thing I love about these is that yes they're drying BUT has super super staying power, so if you need to lick your lips - it stays, eat, drink - stays, I sometimes add some lip Carmex on top to keep them moisturised without the wet/gloss look, I find Carmex to be more matte than other lip balms.

I find these last me soooo long, it's more like a lip stain, I go hours in uni/work and forget it's on until I pass a mirror. They don't smudge or budge! I love love love them! And the colours are so spot on!

Have you tried them? Or other matte lip creams/lipsticks that you love?

Kels

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