You can hate it or love it.

Did you think the end of January would cue the end of these sort of blog posts? For most well-organised, content-scheduled bloggers, that may be the case, but for those of us (i.e. just me) who's blog is more pay as you go rather than 24 month contract these topics come and go as they please. If you're planning to get your New Year Resolutions a more feasible kick up the bum from right about now, this might just be the post for you.

Before you groan, click 'x' (if you haven't already) and swear about the annoying insurgence of fitness-related content on the Internet, I just want to point out that this is more about how I fit a little fitness into my daily routine, rather than going completely gym bunny on you. Because no one wants that when there's pasta to be eaten.

Clockwise, from top left: Clothing at Tesco top, Optrex eye drops, Dove deodorant, iPhone on its last legs, Nike slim fit leggings, the cheapest trainers Sports Direct could offer, Soap and Glory "One Heck of a Blot", Vichy cleanser.

Going to the gym is the most obvious and my least favourite way to react to Nutella. I tend to go twice a week (once mid-week before work, and once at the weekend) to do a mixture of cardio and weights. I would love to start a course at Barrecore, but, until the day I'm earning enough to drop a serious amount of money on the coolest ballet lessons around, I'm on the lookout for something similar near to home. Jazz and I went to a Nicki Minaj dance class a few months back, which is definitely something I'd recommend if you fancy trying something a little different one weekend with the sassiest dance teacher ever.

All hail the blender! Not quite ready to commit to a Nutribullet, I picked up the Breville Blend-Active on a whim when food shopping, and it's a bit of a game changer. I can't compare it to a Nutribullet as I've never used one, but for less than a third of the price at £25 you're getting a rather nifty little piece of kitchen tech. I reckon this'll come in even handier come Summer when smoothies will be high on my list of priorities, but right now I'm using it most days with frozen fruit and almond milk.

Willing to try everything once, I tentatively said yes when asked to review this matcha green tea powder. As a long-time fan of green tea I was all for giving it a go, but, call it a spoiler if you will, it tastes nothing like your Twinings blend friend. You can drink it like above in shot form with almond milk, but I'd recommend mixing it into a smoothie instead as it tastes pretty similar to grass. 

This is hardly a 'GET FIT NOW' deal, but if you're in the market for a little bit of inspiration, my favourite fitness ladies are:
- Lydia Millen - Best hair. Best abs.
- In the Frow x Lean Machines - Easy peasy one minute workouts to incorporate into your daily routine.
- Where are my knees? - A blog with plenty of babin' contributors all telling inspiring stories of how they're making fitness work for them.

In the meantime, here are my favourite pieces for making time spent in the gym more bearable. They might even just about make gym selfies acceptable...

PS, no, this is not an April Fools' day joke.


  1. Great post - I'm very much of the opinion that it's not just January which can be the time to change up your routine. I gym daily but have been realising lately that I need to change my routine to continue to see results.

  2. I started doing exercise a while ago to become healthier. I'm with you!!

  3. I hear ya.. I will never be a gym bunny but I'm tempted with a youtube video! may actually be fun ;)

  4. I'm just trying to decide what blender to buy and looking at getting more superfoods into my smoothies.


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