A Lot Can Happen In A Week..

Happy Monday everyone – it’s the start of a new week and I, for one, have no idea what to do with myself after how busy last week was!

Last week started off quite chill by not having much to do other than attend my usual gym classes on Monday and Tuesday morning – with an added shopping trip into town with my mum on the Monday afternoon.

Wednesday was slightly more hectic and nerve inducing as I went to college for an interview for the fashion retail and enterprise foundation course. I had prepared a mood board with an upcoming trend and with summer on the horizon, I opted for a boho chic trend and stated how it develops from year to year. I’m so incredibly proud to say I received an UNCONDITIONAL OFFER ON THE SPOT! I’m so so happy as this means I can officially cross off something on my 101 in 1001 list!!

Not my best work, I’ll admit but it did the trick!

Bounce to Thursday and my boyfriend, James, surprises me with a 2 night stay in luxury spa and hotel, Slaley Hall. The room was lovely, the food absolutely amazing and for once the British weather was beautiful which made our stay even better. On Friday we even had a little trip out to Hexham for some lunch at the Little Angel’s Cafรจ and a wander around the Sele. Our time at Slaley Hall was absolutely magical and perfect for our first little getaway together.

View from our room at Slaley Hall, looking out onto the golf course

Tomato and red pepper soup from The Little Angel Cafรจ, Hexham

Me and James before a few drinks and a meal

Saturday morning we arrived back in Morpeth just in time for a quick shower and change before heading off to my Gran and Grandad’s golden wedding anniversary (you have have seen my previous post about the place cards I had written out for the day!) It was great being able to celebrate their 50 years of marriage around family and friends with James – though my dad may have talked his ear off a tad.

Now, finally, to Sunday. Mother’s Day. Another beautifully sunny and warm day, perfect for our little walk along the river before heading to our favourite Italians for lunch! I love my mum and think you shouldn’t just wait until one day of the year to show her how much she means to me but still, you have to join in with the tradition of spoiling her on this day! 

My gift to my mum on Mothers Day; watercolour painting in silver frame

As you can see, I’ve had quite a busy week! Thank goodness I had decided to take some holiday from work or I don’t know how on earth I’d of fit everything in! However, after such a fabulous week comes the week after.

This week is the last week of my six week weight loss challenge – and as it stands I’m not looking forward to seeing the results. After all the meals out last week I am dreading to think what the scales will say but I have a week to try and turn it all around!

Fingers crossed and time for lots of soup and gym classes! As I’ve said, a lot can happen in a week!

3/6 Weeks & A 1001 Day Challenge

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know I’ve been taking part in a 6 week weight loss challenge. Today I went to the gym for my half way through weigh in and…

I’m 6 pounds lighter!!

So I’m roughly half a stone lighter, which I am so thrilled about as I am bang on target to reach my goal of losing a stone. Fingers crossed that the next six weeks are just as successful.

And now I’ve started a new challenge as well as my weight loss challenge!

Today marks the start of my ‘101 things in 1001 days’. I have written a list of 101 things which I am to complete in the next 1001 days, ending in December 2019!

I felt inspired while reading another blogger’s list and decided to give it a go for myself!

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Feel free to click the link below and have a read through my list, and hopefully I inspire you to make your own!!


Bex x

5 Days In..

If you’ve given my previous blog post a read, you’ll know I’m doing a ‘6 week weight loss challenge’ during which I have to aim to lose a stone in weight.

For someone who adores food and is somewhat of a pig, I thought I was about embark on a huge struggle of craving burgers and donuts nonstop and struggle to come to terms with the fact I need to shift my bum from watching Loose Women to getting out and going to get some exercise.

I’m now 5 days in – not far, I know – but so far I’ve not dove into a bag of sugared donuts or ate a million bars of chocolate and I’ve actually not wanted to! Though I’ve mainly eaten chicken and salads this week, I’m actually enjoying eating healthier!

With the 6 week challenge I am on, I am supposed to calorie count and stick to around 1200-1400 a day and go to at least 3 exercise classes a week; one HiiT class, one toning class and one cardio class. 

So far I’ve been on the lower side of the calories, sometimes a little below so I need to work out how to make my meals and snacks stretch out to at least 1200 calories. I’ve managed two classes this week; legs, bums and tums (toning) and piloxing (a mix of standing pilates and boxing, cardio) and completed an at home HiiT session.

Honestly, I’m feeling exhausted but healthier! Sometimes a panic Slim Fast shake and spag bol are purchased as a quick work break meal – but that’s okay! I just need to get in the swing of balanced meals and exercising!

5 more weeks to go!

6 Weeks Until My Next Donut

At the beginning of this month I wrote about the end of January, the end of my ‘trial month’ but that trial month seemed to slip a little into February..

After a massively unhealthy month with lots of drinking and meals out, I embark on a health kick.

I have officially signed up for a ‘6 week weight loss challenge’. For the next six weeks I’ll be on a fairly strict diet and exercising my heart out! Hopefully at the end of those six weeks I’ll be a stone lighter and a lot happier with my body.

Maybe this is what I need to really start my beach body! Here’s to all the avocados and sweaty gym classes! (And to the box of Krispy Kreme donuts at the end of it)

2017’s Trial Month is Over!

Hello February!
Now that January (what I call the ‘trial month’ of each year) is over I can really start to focus on reaching for my goals for the year!
I welcomed January with illness, little body confidence and a clear mind. I set out goals, had fun and reached some smaller goals – like helping set up a window display at work!

The ‘How to do smart. casual.’ window display at Crew Clothing Co., Morpeth

But now it’s time to start buckling down and figure out how I’m going to go about my year. 
This month, saving money seems like the impossible with nights out for birthdays and leaving dos, Valentine’s day, a year of being with James and so much more. However, I’m going to really start with eating better, hopefully more exercise if my back will ever allow it and maybe even the purchase of my provisional driving license!

Me and James after a date night at Miller and Carter Steakhouse 

Here is to February!

Hello 2017ย 

IT’S THE NEW YEAR…. And I’m about a week late posting about it thanks to welcoming 2017 with a week of flu.
In 2016 I decided to leave university after my first year having realised it wasn’t quite for me, I fell in love, bagged myself a sales job at British fashion label, Crew Clothing Company and visited New York City. So, as years go, my 2016 wasn’t a disaster but I’m determined to make 2017 a better year.

This year, I’m laying out five goals to achieve:

  • Finally learn to drive (or at least start my lessons)
  • Get fit and lose weight – clichรฉ, I know, but it is about time I put that gym membership to good use
  • Travel more
  • Remember to actually blog the things I do with my life – even if it is something as simple as baking brownies
  • Develop and define my style

Cheers to 2017!! x