Saturday, 29 April 2017

I've started bootcamp!

Hey guys,

So after meeting up with an old friend a few weeks ago and chatting about my weight loss and how I need to up my exercise game, I was promptly dragged to her bootcamp to check out the vibe. My friend works fast! Lol

Anyway the bootcamp Durable Fitness is based in Radcliffe and Daniel who owns it is really nice and I immediately felt at ease. I'm one of those fat chicks who gets nervous about fitness venues as I'm scared everyone will judge me! 


Yes this is a silly fear but it is what it is and I'm pleased to say my overactive imagination was very wrong. I got such a positive feeling from this bootcamp and Daniel offered me a free taster session that Saturday! It was on people!

hoodie with my name on

Saturday rolled around and I woke up nervous but excited to go to my first HIIT class in years. I was suitably dressed in fitness gear, colourful trainers and my ever present water bottle so off I popped to work out muscles that didn't even know they were muscles. Lol

The Saturday class was core focused so think lots of planks! The warm up was a lot of fun and the class was a mixture of ages and fitness levels. I didn't feel out of the loop as I ran around puffing and panting like a pug on a walk. 

After warm up we were split into two groups, one side focusing on cardio (stuff that gets the heart pumping baby) the other on resistance (think planks, back raises etc) and after 2 rounds of each move we switched over.

Omg guys! I AM SO UNFIT!!! Not going to lie the workout killed me! I was out of breath, I was red in the face and my legs turned to jelly but I bloody loved it! So much I signed up straight away! No more excuses, no waiting till after my birthday in June, it starts now people!

So I'll be going 3 days a week and I'm excited to see what the next few months will bring. If you've watched any of my vlogs (cheeky link to my playlist) you'll know I've had a few crappy weeks mentally and my food hasn't been that great so this has given me the push to get back in the zone. 

Sometimes it's not about quitting when things get tough, it's about changing the direction you're heading in and making it work for you! 

I'll still be doing monthly weigh ins and I must remember to do my inches! I'll also take some pictures so I can compare progress over the next few months!

I'm excited guys! Hope you stick with me...

Much Love,

Bex X

Ps: I totally had to buy a hoodie with my name one! Lol

Friday, 7 April 2017

April's weigh in and feeling proud!

Hello beautiful people,

March was a funny old month. I was feeling very woe is me and I was really struggling to find my purpose I suppose. My positivity and get up and go has taken a bit of a vacation lately

Then it came to weigh day and I lost 5lb which is just over a pound a week so yay to that but the best bit is I finally hit the 5 stone lost mark!!


face picture showing a 5 stone loss

This is such a big achievement and it's finally hit me how much I've accomplished! Losing 70lb's is a lot of lard and whilst the majority of this journey is a blur (I have the memory of a fish) I'm so happy with my progress both physically and mentally.

I still have a long way to go to feel comfortable in my own skin, I need to crack on with the exercise and start guzzling more water as I've been lacking in that department.

full body showing a 5 stone loss

This result was the kick up the arse I needed to snap out of my down mood and get thinking positive again. It's not the answer to my problems but the way I deal with things needs to change. I can't let bad times ruin my mood so much I want to eat to feel happy again.

I'm ready to embrace these changes and find the woman I was always meant to be...

Much Love,

Bex X
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Makeup Gallery by Poundland Liquid Liner

Hey guys

Since mastering the wing liner...sorta...well 9 times out of 10 it goes right on one eye so I'm sticking to my smug makeup applying superiority. Haha. Anyway I digress, since I've started loving a good old cat flick I've been testing out so many liners to find my holy grail product to create wings sharp enough to cut a bitch.

I've tried felt tip ones, good old liquid ones with the brush tip and those gel bad boys that still to this day take sooo many layers to build up (nothing at all to do with my mediocre application skills) and I've finally found one that's just fabulous and the best bit? It's only £1!

Yes that's right...£1!

The Makeup Gallery by poundland liquid liner is the shit. It's opaque, it has a small bush tip so I feel more in control when using it and it does not transfer!!!! At all! Which is fantastic!

I have a bit of a hooded lid situation so there is nothing worse than blending out eyeshadow till I bleed then 30 minutes later my upper eye is rocking a bold black liner curtesy of whatever sub par liner decided it didn't want to be WATERPROOF.

For those who don't feel comfortable using a brush liquid liner, I sometimes use a felt tip liner to create my wing shape then fill it out with the makeup gallery one to get the bold black colour and transfer proof pigment I love.

Overall I'd definitely recommend this liner. It's so affordable that it's not going to break the bank if you find you don't like it but if you end up loving it like me then happy days it's cheaper tha a bag of chips at the chippy nowadays! 

I love this liner so much I even made a video about it're welcome ;)

Have you tried this liner? What do you think? I've just got the grey and brown shades to try so hopefully they're just as good as the black.

Much Love,

Bex X

Sunday, 12 March 2017

March weigh in & feeling fat...

Hey guys,

Weightloss is a funny thing. For those who don't need or want to lose weight you'll never know the mental struggle you have trying to lose weight. Sure we can logically say 'eat less, move more' but that's like saying to a toddler having a tantrum to 'just stop' ever tried that? Yeah doesn't work that well.

positive quote

February was a shit month I'm not going to lie. My PMDD was sheer torture to the point I deactivated twitter and Facebook because I'm a shit excuse for a human being and who likes me anyway? 
Then to top is off the 1st of March saw my stats (blog & YouTube) look uber pathetic as I'm decreasing instead of growing (good for losing weight, crap for growing bubblybex3 lolz) which isn't the be all and end all but feeling like a raging hormonal bitch ready to go all Kung fu panda it kinda sucked. This isn't a cry for compliments by the way.
The icing on top of the shit cake was the fact I only lost 3lb in February!

Hold on!!!! Only? I only lost 3lb! ONLY!! 

Let's take a step back! I lost 3lb. That's 6 cups of sugar that's been removed from my body and I'm sad about that? 

I'll be honest, I wanted to lose 8lb so I'd finally hit an overall loss of 5 stone yet I should still see the success in losing 3lb. I think my disappointment stems from feeling hormonal and the fear that I'm losing my 'mojo' with my diet. I'm scared that as I'm feeling hungrier I'm suddenly going to go back to eating loads and gain it all back with interest.
I'm not but I needed this shake up to retweak my approach, get moving again (I'm so lazy) and acknowledge the fact I'm human. I'll have some bumps in the road but I shouldn't let this define how I deal with it! 

March has been kinda slow in making positive changes but I feel like the fog has lifted to quote tangled and at last I see the light after living in darkness the last few weeks. Erm not trying to be poetic here, I really feel like I've been living in a dark bubble lately but I'm ready to smile again.

smiling selfie

Here's to a more upbeat month...

Much Love,

Bex X 

Ps: feeling soooo much better now my hormones have chilled out and I'm ready to kick arse this month (I hope) haha