Trying to enjoy cardio

I’ve been discussing my weight loss goals with a friend who is equally as into the gym and fitness as I am. Now one thing I have always hated doing is cardio. It is literally the biggest bugbear of my life. Alas, without cardio I cannot and will not lose the weight I want to. Cardio is such a crucial part of training.

So, with that in mind I’ve set myself a personal goal to run at least 3 times a week around where I live, do more HIIT training at the gym and also at home. Now I’m not going to lie, this week it has been a struggle. Getting up at 6am to get my butt out of bed and get dressed so I can do a decent run, get back, shower and get to work on time but, it will be worth it in the end! This week I have so far done two runs with one still to do tomorrow (yay Friday running…).

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For the love of candles

Thanks to a certain person I know I have developed a bit of an obsession with candles. Now, I’m not saying it’s a bad obsession to have because some of my candles are so amazingly priced and from one of my favourite places to go and splurge. What I’m saying is I may have found a few which I love but are definitely more of a “save up, never light me, I am an expensive candle” kind of purchase.

After a visit to my guilty pleasure store, Home Sense, I left with the most amazing candle purchase. A gorgeous smelling aromatherapy candle which is the most awesome thing I have ever purchased! Such a happy girl! This candle can relax me in a heartbeat, plus they have loads of different scents for different things. I have their deep-sleep candle however they have ones like recovery and detox which I’m going to try and find next time I go! View Post

Learning to love the little things again

I’ve always had an appreciation for the little things in life; more recently however it’s come to light how much we really should love those things that do genuinely make us so content.

Over the weekend I spent some well needed time with my godchildren. These two little munchkins really do mean the absolute world to me. Being a maternal person myself I love it when I walk through the door and little Matthew comes running to me shouting “Auntie Sophie” with the biggest smile on his face, arms wide open ready for a cuddle. He’s truly growing up to be a wonderful little man, albeit a nightmare on occasion (these moments I don’t get to experience to his mothers dismay ha!). Joshua…god what can I say about this little heart-breaker. He is just beautiful beyond belief, with a smile that would melt anyone’s heart in an instant. I’ve never known a baby so damn happy all the time! Time with these two is priceless, they won’t be little forever so I truly do treasure every second.

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My new little project

After wandering around the new TK Maxx in Knaresborough the other day I stumbled across the most gorgeous little journal ever. It got me thinking, with all these new adventures I have planned over the next few years, I want to be able to look back and show my children in the future, all of the things I experienced. So I’ve set about writing all about my trips. Adding pictures, captions, the lot.

It’s quite challenging to start with. Allowing yourself to just go with the flow and to remember every single detail. It’s hard to know how much to include and how in depth to go, whilst also thinking about how much they will appreciate it. I’d like to hope that if they end up anything like me they’ll enjoy reading and writing and potentially get the travelling bug too (although I hope they get it earlier than I have!). It’s always something I’ve promised myself I’d try and do too, get my children into reading and writing.  View Post