Saturday Morning Workout

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The weekend is finally here, after what feels like such a lonnnng week. I tell you I couldn't wait for it to be over! It's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so we get a long weekend too.
So this morning I started my weekend exactly how I mean to go on, usually for me I get a bit carried away with 'treating' myself and binge binge binge. Well not this weekend! I'm determined to maintain my healthy eating so I can reach my goals. Yes it's good to treat yourself but I do go overboard most weekends which always effects my energy levels at the beginning of the week. So today I got up and headed straight for the gym! It felt so good to be in there so early and it was so quiet so I had some space to workout in! So I thought I'd share with you my workout today!

My workout consisted of:
20 Mins Cardio/ 1 Minute sprint, 1 Minute rest/ Cross trainer.
I usually aim for no less than 20 minutes of cardio every session. It's something I like to do and not many people like it so they choose not too, but I have a love hate relationship with it. Today I stuck on the cross trainer and did sprints every other minute. So 1 minute sprint, 1 minute rest. I have the effort level set to between 8-12 depending on how much I feel I can do that day. 
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Gym Bag Essentials

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The morning rush can sometimes be a struggle, especially if you snooze that alarm a few too many times like me. So that's why I always prepare my gym bag the night before so I avoid forgetting my essential items! Just by preparing my gym bag I'm already a little bit more motivated to get down the gym in the morning. If you don't already have one, then it's always a good excuse to head out to the shops and treat yourself to some brand new items just in time for payday! 

So for today's post I thought I'd share with you my gym bag essentials just to give you a little inspo.. because well..let's face it, there's nothing worse than getting to the gym and forgetting your socks! 

So here's what's in my gym bag, what's in yours?

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Breakfast on the go

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Mornings are always hard work for me. Despite my dedication to get up early, setting my alarm for 5.55am daily. I fail miserably every time. I'm forever pressing the snooze button for as long as I can. Which in all honesty leaves me always running just on time. This more often than not leaves me NO time for breakfast!! 

We all know the importance of breakfast! How much it benefits us etc etc. Many of us who have busy schedules can relate to the morning struggles of fitting in breakfast, but we all know we need it. I'm not a fan of cereal - mainly the exceptionally high levels of sugar, and as much as I would love to dedicate my mornings to eggs and avocado it's just not always feasible when your in a rush. 

So instead, I bring my breakfast to work. It's not the most ideal situation, but it works for me. I usually buy some natural yogurt and frozen berries (as I fortunately have a freezer at work). I leave these at work and I know that as soon as I get in I can get my breakfast! It's quick it's simple and it means that I get something to kick start my day. 

Don't get me wrong, I don't always have the same. I luckily keep a blender with me so that I can switch it up and make smoothies in the morning when I fancy it.

What I'm trying to say is, as much as we love to make excuses as to why we skip meals, there really shouldn't be any. Having breakfast is so important and by adding such a basic step into my daily routine I've noticed such as difference! Although it's such a simple obvious thing to do, it really indicates that having breakfast doesn't have to be hard!

So, how do you have your breakfast? On the go, at home - let me know!

Have a lovely week,

Georgie 
xoxo
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My Weekly Shop

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Hello everyone,
Hope you have been enjoying the weekend. For me Sunday's are all about meal prepping! Me and my boyfriend always do our food shop every Sunday and prepare ourselves for the week ahead. One of the most important factors of having a healthy lifestyle is keeping organised. That's why I always dedicate my Sunday's for prepping my lunches.  An old saying my head teacher used to say is 'failure to prepare, is preparing to fail'.
So I thought, why not share with you what's in my shopping basket? Now if I am entirely honest with you, I'm not the most confident cook so at the moment I am experimenting with ideas for lunches. It's something I really want to expand and learn about. I want to make sure I get the right ingredients that will fuel me for the rest of the day and keep me going so I can progress at the gym too. 
This week I spent around £28 on my shop which contained all my food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  So here's just a sneak peak at what I picked up this week..


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Top 10 Gym Playlist

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Good morning world!

How are all our weeks going? I hope that they are going well, mines gone pretty quick! So I'm not complaining!

Today I thought I'd do something different. I know how difficult it can be to get yourself motivated to workout and I always find that having a good playlist is so vital to getting you pumped up! My playlist is always changing because I tend to overplay certain songs to the point I can't even stand it anymore! But I'm always finding new tracks that help keep me motivated so I thought I would share with you my  Top 10 tracks at the moment!

These are my personal favourites for the gym at the moment and I use them to pump me up for some cardio, circuits and some weights. So take a listen and share some of your faves! 

I currently use Spotify for my music, I pay monthly and I honestly think its brilliant. I would highly recommend anyone that doesn't use it to consider it even if they use the free version. 

1. Runnin' - Low Steppa, Keli-Leigh
2. Us - Kaskade & CID
3. Sparks (Turn off your mind) - Fredde Le Grand & Nicky Romero ft Matthew Koma
4. Fifth Harmony - The Life
5. Never Forget You - Zara Larsson, MNEK
6. Hair - Little Mix
7. We Come - Boehm
8. Whip It - Nicki Minaj 
9. Be Right There - Diplo, Sleepy Tom 
10. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony, Ty Dolla Sign 

So there it is my Top 10 Playlist that I'm totally obsessed with right now! I'm sure in a weeks time it will change! Let me know what your favourite songs are too! 

Have a great day!
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The Wishlist

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Hello everyone!
I hope we are all well and working hard! The sun has been shining here in the UK and I am loving it! The sun makes me feel much happier and I'm starting to feel a lot more positive again. 

We all know how looking stylish makes us feel good, so sportswear should be the same right? I always find that a little active wear retail therapy is always good to keep you motivated for the gym.

So why not treat yourselves and make those squats look stylish too?

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The Summer Goal

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and you are all looking after yourselves! Spring has finally arrived in the UK (well let's just say April showers shall we?). The weather feels warmer and the days are finally starting feel longer!  There's nothing better than that spring feeling! After what feels like such a long winter it's finally good to get the Vitamin D back!

So it's got me thinking, I said I'd do a bucket list a few months back and I think it's about time I started to tick off some of things I wanted to do before the end of the year. My first goal for you all is to start writing up about my workouts and posting some videos. I want to start building up a list of pages with workouts that you can print or write down to take with you to the gym or even do some stuff at home

So I'm going to start filming a few of my sessions that I can start posting up so you can see what I do on a daily basis at the gym. At the moment I am in the process of training with a friend so she can reach her goals so I think it will also be a good idea for me to track her progress so you can see the process from the beginning too!

Getting to where you want isn't easy. It takes time and a lot of handwork! We don't just wake up with the body we want, and we also don't see results over night. I know this can be frustrating for people who want to see results instantly. But if I'm entirely honest quick results are never great, this is about a lifestyle change. NOT A DIET. 

Working out should be something you enjoy doing! Yes, okay it hurts, you sweat you ache but at the end of the day if you are not enjoying the workouts you are doing or not getting the satisfaction out of working out then I believe your doing something wrong. I'm always so encouraged by the little goals I achieve and get to that it keeps me going every time. Not everyday is as good as the rest but even the small workouts are better than just giving up. 

Some people say I'm crazy for going to the gym as much as I do and I'm not saying you need to dedicate as much time as I do. But you need to put the effort and trust me before long it won't even become a chore for the gym…

I'm also going to set myself a summer goal to achieve by the end of august..it would be great if you could all set one too! Leave a comment and let me know what you decide to do and maybe we can set a challenge?

Right now I'm still getting back into the swing of blogging again, I am determined to get back to it though and start giving you what you need. Some good old workouts!!! There shouldn't be many excuses now that I have a laptop to work with for a while.

So stay tuned as I prepare a little post for you guys explaining my daily gym routine and hopefully you can start to put in some of what I do in to your daily routines!

Take care,
Georgie 

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The New Chapter

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Hello strangers,
It seems to be a reocurring sentence for me - 'sorry for the lack of posts'. 

 The past few months have been tough for me. As much as I have wanted to post and start this journey of becoming a personal trainer, it's not been easy. It seems like I'm constantly giving empty promises after empty promises. This is something that I know I want to do, I have to do. Yet every obstacle seems to just come my way every time I get that little step closer. 

For the most part - personal issues have prevented me from getting my head stuck in and crack on with what needs to be done. Followed by my lack of funds to actually be able to start a personal training course. My final excuse - no laptop. I can't possibly have a blog without a laptop right?

I'm so utterly grateful that I have amazing friends, one that was so amazingly kind enough to lend me their laptop for a month. I couldn't be more grateful. It means its given me an opportunity to crack on with a few things and start again. 

Although the first few months of 2016 have not necessarily started well for me - I am determined to make it mine. I'm not going to give up my dream of becoming a personal trainer no matter how many times I get knocked down or held back. This is something I see myself doing and its going to take time, but its time I'm committed to putting in. I'm not going to give up.

So it was just a little post to let you know that I haven't stopped blogging - I'm still here and I'm still planning the next big thing for this blog. It's slow progress - but I'm a perfectionist so it will not be done until its perfect. But I just hope its worth the wait for most people. 

So stay tuned - because I will be back - I will make this happen..
It's only a matter of time..


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