Carbs or No Carbs!

I have hit an emotional wall with my training. I’m well aware that to shed fat, I need to eat healthily as well as exercise, so this isn’t me asking for a sympathy card saying “sorry you’re fat, but cut out the cakes”.

I thought I was eating a pretty balanced diet, which includes a small treat. I adopted quite a lot of the Whole30 ideas and definitely reduced the added sugar I was putting into my body. So when I was told that for the first 10 days of my fitness plan, I shouldn’t be eating carbohydrates, I went into melt down.

I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t cut out ANY food group, they all have their own purpose. Having had it explained to me that the first 10 days are critical to retrain my bodies insulin production and some other sciencey stuff I zoned out for, I feel I should at least try. I’m paying a lot of money for me to ignore the process.

All of a sudden I am having to re-read food packaging, give up foods that helped me through Whole30, and struggle to stomach breakfast again.

Carbohydrates are in sooooo much, this is ridiculous! I’m not sleeping well, I’m constantly thinking about food and because I don’t have a convenience equivalent, I’m ending going hangry (no I did not misspell that!).

Hangry definition

At work it seems to be birthdays everyday, there are cakes and sweets all over the desks. I’m ignoring them as best as I can, and boring my colleagues by repeating at constant intervals “I WANT CAKE, nope nope NO!”

Haribo Cakes

Rob (my trainer), has asked me to text him “I did not flinch” every time I successfully manage to not eat a naughty treat. This is really helpful, until I want to murder him for thinking I picked a healthy lunch and him then telling me how many carbs are in it…IT’S NOT F’ING CAKE THOUGH IS IT?!?!?!?

The most annoying part of all of this, is that I don’t even like blooming cake, I just want it because I have been told I can’t have it.

As I sit here drinking my coffee with milk (another no no!), I realise that I am never going to have an Instagram body, and that maybe an odd roast potato isn’t going to kill me, unless I choke on it! I will however, try and reduce the carb intake for a few more days, I don’t want to be the only person not achieving their goals at the gym.

And rest!

I’m not very good at being told what to do or even what not to do, so when I was told not to exercise for 2 weeks and rest my knee, my gut reaction was to find ways I could work out without injuring myself further.

I didn’t completely ignore the doctor. I rested my knee in the evenings and have kept it compressed. I have even learnt to sleep in the most awkward position, with my leg in the air (I prefer to sleep in the foetal position).

I have been doing upper body exercises and trying to work through the pain of what is possibly a frozen shoulder. I have learnt to do push-ups with 1 leg in the air. I have been trying to push the weights up, but am getting a massive wobble on when reaching my flexibility limit. I’m hoping I don’t end up with wonky muscle growth!

Lateral pull downs with Resistance bands

Lateral pull downs with Resistance bands

At the weekend I did a fair bit of walking, which seemed to be ok, so last night I decided to attempt Boogie Bounce. I have had better ideas in my life!

At first I thought I would be able to join in at the same speed, I quickly found that that involves a lot more movement than expected. As I gently bounced and tried to balance, I realised that perhaps the doctor was right (what does a degree mean these days *eye roll*).

Today was meant to be a rest day, which I was extremely grateful for. As I hobbled around Southampton airport, waiting for my flight to Newcastle, I soon realised that wasn’t going to be the case.

On my flight back, 2 people asked if I needed assistance and 1 offered me a wheelchair! Feeling like a fake, I declined with a smile and attempted to stop limping.

Safely home now and where are my painkillers!?

If all else fails, eat!

After this weekend’s antics, I thought I’d still make it to the gym. I got up early and was raring to go, albeit with a slight limp.

2 minutes into the warm up, I was really struggling, Rob took one look at me and told me to leave (charming hey!). I was dying to do some upper body work, but (probably correctly) I was told not until a doctor had assessed me. Fine!

In the evening I was meant to have Boogie Bounce, and was looking forward to the new routine, but again this was out of the question. I took Tamana and watched her doing the moves, at first very envious, then a small evil laugh took over as I realised how sore she would be in the morning.

I finally made it to the doctor on Wednesday, who told me that I have probably damaged my ligament, but couldn’t do anything until the swelling had gone down. No exercise for 2 weeks, rest, compress and get fat were her instructions (not sure about the last one, but pretty sure it was implied).

In addition to my knee being sore, I have now triggered something in my shoulder, causing excruciating pain. Apparently this is linked to my knee injury, rendering me pretty useless.

So back to getting fat! I’m not entirely sure that I wouldn’t have eaten this anyway, but going out for a birthday lunch, I polished off this rather large calzone at Bournemouth Pizza Co.

Calzone Bournemouth pizza co

Oh and this was after stuffing my face with a cream filled chocolate eclair.

Cream eclair

Not all my food consumption has been naughty. Yesterday I made a trip to The Skinny Kitchen.

Skinny1

I have been dying to eat here since I heard they were opening. All clean food, all based on whether you’re trying to bulk up or get lean. There’s Gluten Free and Vegetarian options too.

Skinny2

Skinny3

In all honesty, the service was below what I would expect from a restaurant, they weren’t rude, but I just felt they didn’t care. It was such a shame, as I think their food is amazing, better than I expected. I will go again, but hope to see an improvement, otherwise, I can’t see other people being patient enough to go back.

I am unsure what I will be having for dinner tonight, but after filling myself up on tuna salad at lunch, I could do with a glass of water and bed. No doubt I will eat something rather more substantial.

P.S. What do you think of my new Ivy Park top from Topshop? I love how tiny it makes me feel (more room to hide food!).

Ivy park top

Watch out for my rolls!!!

Colour Me Green

After my first week using the MZ-3 MyZone belt, I felt so good. Not only did I feel better, I can track my performance during my exercise to make sure I’m pushing myself to achieve the best results. (The reason why I’m mixing my tenses, will hopefully become apparent).

MyZone breakdown

MyZone breakdown

As someone who likes to try new things and loves the idea of combining exercise with stupidity, this weekend, I took part in the Color Obstacle Rush (COR) at Brighton Racecourse.

COR is a great event where you can run or walk between mostly inflatable obstacles and get covered in colourful powder and foam.

I was having a fab time, dancing to the music, when I decided to walk up the stairs of the racecourse to take a photo, not really paying attention, luckily my phone was out in front of me, as I walked straight into a metal barrier. If it wasn’t for my phone, my nose would have been covered in a bright flurry of red liquid! I laughed at my own stupidity and took a quick photo before signing the waiver form (which I never read).

Color obstacle rush Brighton

Off to do the warm up, which seemed like a proper workout and definitely one I wasn’t expecting to cause me to be out of breath. I am obviously not as fit as I expected, or the Townsend Twins knew I was coming and wanted to get fitter.

The Townsend Twins on stage

The Townsend Twins on stage

After queuing to get to the starting point (the British patiently queue so much), we were off. The first obstacle was to run over an angled bouncy castle out through a small foam pit. Next up was similar to a tyre run, where you’re meant to step in the holes, unfortunately, this isn’t what I did, as I fell backwards and was laughing so much, I struggled to get up.

A few in and my clumsiness seemed to disburse. We decided to gently jog, as the course was full of holes and we weren’t in a rush. I already decided I would leave my competitiveness at home this weekend.

It wasn’t long before my clumsiness returned though, going down the big slide, I thought I had slowed down enough to put my hands down, but instead I scraped my arm along the Velcro and left myself a slightly stinging arm with a 6 inch graze to laugh off. Anyway, undeterred I got on with it until 2 obstacles on.

Being only 157cm (just under 5ft2), I was faced with a wooden triangular object to jump over, no problem I thought…first one done, I thought I’d speed it up a bit, as I got stuck half way and didn’t want to look pathetic. This was a mistake! Just as I ran up to it, I knew I had gone too fast, I looked down as I flew over the top, knowing I wasn’t going to land properly, but unable to correct my positioning. Snap! My shin went right, my thigh went left, I went down.

Triangle of doom!

Triangle of doom!

I was in agony, rolling on the floor, I felt like a premiership footballer. I couldn’t straighten my leg and all I could do was scream in pain as the volunteer weakly asked if I needed a medic “Of course I f^*?ing need a medic.”

After what felt like an eternity, I forced my leg straight and pushed myself off the ground. The medic made her way over, told me I’d probably done something to my cruciate ligament, all I could think about was can I just go finish this, so I can decide what I’m going to wear tonight! After much debate, I was allowed to continue, but told to walk. Fine.

Straight onto the next obstacle, rolling over the barrels were fine, as I got off I put my left leg down first, not even a millisecond after, snap! On the floor I went in agony. This time the medic was not allowing me to carry on, cue angry face x(

Grrrrrr

Grrrrrr

Not to be disheartened, I let the painkillers do their work and did the one legged dance as we got covered in powder. After an hour of putting on a brave face and falling down yet again, I decided it was time to head to the Minor Injuries Unit to get checked out.

Color obstacle rush powder paint

Unfortunately, I really am not the best patient and decided that hunger was more important to fix than a leg, so we headed to Nandos with the idea that my leg would be fine.

Still looking like Princess Fiona from Shrek, I polished off some chicken thighs, macho peas and peri salted chips. Hunger averted, now I just needed a hot bath and some sleep (2 baths in one week, this relaxing thing is not fun).

Fiona!!!!

Fiona!!!!

After a few good hours sleep, and an ice pack, I felt ready to get my drink on. Wearing a borrowed dress, some comfy heels and a beautiful tubigrip I was set to go out for a night involving lots of alcohol, food and one legged dancing.

I am hoping that the leg heals quickly, but I feel the training may have to be focussed on my upper body for the next few weeks…and I guess I should make an appointment to see a doctor to confirm what has actually happened (eye roll!).

Maybe I’ll try the COR next year, as it was really fun. Checkout my Facebook page for more photos of the day.

Fighting Fit or Fat Pt3

I feel like I should be giving these individual titles, but as they all follow on from each other, hopefully you don’t mind.

After my first day of the fitness programme, I wrote about how sore I was, well it hasnt eased off too much, but I can at least move my arms today.

On Tuesday I was subjected to a leg day, to be honest I was dreading it. Online, I always read how leg days usually get skipped, so I didn’t know what to expect. For fear that my personal trainers might read this, I was actually surprised about how I coped with it. My legs have always been pretty strong, so I think I had an advantage.

My routine consisted of the following after the warm up I mentioned in Part 2:

10x Bulgarian split squats each leg
6x Squat with 20kg barbell (behind neck)
12x Lunge with 20kg barbell (front neck)

Rest and repeat 3 times.

25x 12kg Kettle-bell swings
And 2 other exercises I have completely forgotten, sorry!

Rest and repeat 3 times.

Arm photo1

The best news came at the end, I asked Rob what he had in store for me the next day, dreading he would say “Arms”, but instead I was blessed with a day off. I was so excited to get a lie in.

As I am clearly a bit stupid, after work, I took my semi-sore legs to Boogie Bounce in the evening. I thought a bit of cardio would be fine, and just help to get my body into shape quicker. I was wrong!!!! I really had to force my legs to move and get my knees up, but the worst part was doing the muscle focussed exercises at the end, push-ups plus triceps dips and leg raises really had me pushing my muscles to their limits.

Yesterday (Wednesday) was great, I had an extra 30 minutes in bed, I took my time to do my makeup and generally felt good, except for my arms, which clearly were in need of a massage.

This morning was a struggle to get out of bed, the day off had done it’s damage. As I got to the gym, still dreading the pain I had in store, I was told it would be a full body workout. I was so grateful that I would be able to spread the pain.

Post warm out, workout as follows:

4x Sled push
30secs Battle Ropes
30secs Vertical chest pulls

2min rest and repeat 3 times

2x Sled pulls
4x Elasticated side squats
30secs 11kg medicine ball squat pickups/throw downs

2min rest and repeat 3 times

30secs 12kg Kettle-bell high swings
30secs 12kg Kettle-bell Russian deadlifts

30sec rest and repeat 3 times

3 minute cool down on the rowing machine

Sled pull 1

Sled pull 2

Surprisingly I felt OK after a few hours, but I am already thinking that this won’t last once I do my core work tomorrow morning.

I’d love to hear from you if you are getting inspired, want to know more or generally want to support me!

Fighting Fit or Fat Pt2

UPDATE: Oh my life!!!! My arms were so sore this morning.

My first session with James from 180 Degrees Gym, went really well (it may have helped that he was super attractive and probably 10 years younger than me).

My workout consisted of the following (I have made up some names as I have forgotten what they’re actually called):

Warm up – knee highs/lunge twists/lunge stretch/walk to plank and reverse

6x Bent over barbell row
15x Push-ups
25x Chest supported row

Rest and repeat 3 times

6x Bench press
15x Upright row
25x Incline bench press with dumbells

Rest and repeat 3 times

Before you ask, I don’t know what weights I was lifting as I was just trying to focus on staying awake for the first 10 minutes, then staying alive for the next 50!

My workout summary was a good start according to James and Rob the personal trainers. Most of my workout was in the 80% region, apparently they want to push me to be in the 90% region, so looks like I’m in for a world of pain tomorrow.

MyZone breakdown

MyZone breakdown

After a few gallons of water, I had the fun job of trying to use my arms. I struggled to get my top off and nearly ran outside to ask for help…didn’t think it would be a great first impression though. As someone who loves to wear makeup, I thought I nailed the clown look today, my arms were so wobbly, they wouldn’t even let me look pretty, this must be the real reason active people wear less makeup.

Apologies for not having any photos yet, but I was trying to focus on not looking like an idiot and dropping the weights.

Well it’s getting late now (I have to be up so early!), so time for a relaxing shower, before I get my clothes ready for tomorrow and get myself to bed.

Fighting Fit or Fat

I’m going to ignore the fact that I haven’t written anything for a while. There are many excuses I could use, but realistically I just haven’t been in the right headspace. I’m not dwelling on why, because it really isn’t anything I can put my finger on. Today I just had the urge to write, so bear with me if I sound like I’m rambling.

For those who have been following me for a while, you might remember I spent a lot of effort getting fit and even tried to eat healthily. Well 2 years on and the fat started creeping back, not that I noticed, because my clothes still fitted and I didn’t have anyone to knock me back into shape. Unfortunately for me, I noticed a little bit too late, at my friend’s hen party. I had exploded! My dress which I used to feel gorgeous in, suddenly looked crap (I hated the photos so much, I deleted them).

The wedding was less than a month away and I quickly got my backside back to Kettlercise and Boogie Bounce, but it was not enough, I was craving sugar and just wanted to eat all the time.

Chocolate Fondant, but it was my birthday!

Chocolate Fondant, but it was my birthday!

I went to the wedding, squeezed into a lovely dress from Quiz, and ate all the sweets and drank way more than is socially acceptable at a wedding.

I don’t know what snapped, but all of a sudden, I wanted to exercise, I wanted to get muscle definition and I wanted to eat better. Ok honestly, I want to eat better, but I love food so much, I just want to eat everything all the time. I am trying though.

Avocado salad

I went up a weight at Kettlercise and pushed myself harder at Boogie Bounce. I have even managed to get to the gym and go for a run with the little one.

Run1

I have (stupidly) just signed up to an 8 week fitness programme, which starts tomorrow at 7am (seriously what time do they really mean!?) at 180 Degrees Gym. The sessions are 4 mornings a week, so I really should start to see results. I am hoping to be flashing my stomach to you all at the end and for you to keep your breakfast down.

In order to get me excited for waking up early, I have been buying some new activewear. I love bright colours and can’t wait to show off my new clothes…I am going to be wearing gym leggings and trainers permanently hehe!

Nike Roshe

Activewear

I’ll let you know how day 1 goes, wish me luck.

Rain in Rome

Last weekend Tamana and I made a quick trip over to Rome for her birthday (spoiler I know!). I booked it in the summer and had pretty much forgotten about it until a few days before, cue rush packing!

The weather was due to take a turn whilst we were there, so I packed jumpers alongside t-shirts and had to squeeze in some presents too. I did mistakenly only pack one pair of boots, so by the time I got home at 2am on Monday morning, I was ready to rip my feet off…I did go up for breakfast in my slippers though, so they did get a little break.

We arrived at Rome’s airport around 7.30pm on Friday, 30 minutes early (well done Easyjet and strong winds). I’m not going to lie, I was glad to land. With the recent events, getting on a plane had given my over active imagination time to over analyse every detail.
Easyjet sunset
Once out of the airport, I managed to use my horrendous Itanglish (English with an Italian accent) to get a train to the city centre. That was the easy bit and I still ended up walking in circles. Once in the city, we took to the screen shots of the map to the hotel, which I had quickly taken as we were about to take off. Unfortunately, they were about as much use as a chocolate teapot. We walked for what seemed likes hours, circling back on ourselves, with every road looking the same in the dark. After finally admitting I was lost, and asking for the road name, we ended up being 100m away from our hotel.

I didn’t really know what to expect from Marcella Royal Hotel, as I had booked a 3 star hotel through Hotels.com and was emailed to offer the 4 star hotel as an alternative….ok then 🙂 I haven’t stayed in a classy hotel for a while, so it was nice to have a bit of a treat. The room was compact, but nicely decorated, the views weren’t amazing (the hotel was down a small road), but the winning element for me, was the roof top terrace bar/dining area.
Roof top terrace
We decided not to venture too far for food, partly because we were feeling lazy, partly because we had found the friendliest waiter ever!

Saturday morning after our buffet breakfast and opening of birthday presents, we popped onto the Metro to pick up our Omnia tour cards. Unfortunately, in my rushed state, we went to the office which was closed on a Saturday, grrrr. Back on the Metro to the other side of Rome to the Vatican City to collect them from the other office.

During the time on the underground, the heavens decided to open, not just slightly, like it hadn’t rained for 3 years! Luckily for us, we had our coats and our umbrella, contrary to what the street sellers thought, “Umbrella, umbrella, poncho, umbrellaaaaa”
“No, I don’t want your stupid umbrella, GO AWAY” may have come screaming out of my mouth, after a rude interruption whilst trying to get directions (yes, I was lost again).

Tickets collected, freezing cold and getting tired, we decided to skip the Vatican, as Tamana really wanted to see the Colosseum, and to be honest, I just wanted to sit on a bus and get out of the rain. The city bus was great for telling us where everything was and gave us a quick overview of what we were passing.

The Colosseum was amazing to look at, and incredible to think how long it had been there.
Colosseum
I was so glad that we had bought the Roma Pass, as it meant we could skip the queue. Once inside, we took a look around. There wasn’t much to see, but it did bring my history lessons to life.
Colosseum 2
In the evening, we went to the opera. I have always wanted to go to the opera, well since watching Pretty Woman! I had an image of what it would be like…this was not it!
La Traviata
I had booked the opera at a CHURCH! I have looked over all my paperwork and could not see any sign of it not being in a theatre. I didn’t let this spoil my enjoyment, but I did find it a little hard to follow at stages, I was grateful for the storyline which accompanied the seats. Next time, I will be more careful and research the venue.

On Sunday the weather had turned back to sunshine. It’s amazing how the weather can affect your opinion of a place. I was not enjoying Rome and didn’t see the beauty which people had told me about, but with the sun shining down on it, I felt completely different.
Roman Ruins
There was a lot of restoration going on, I guess because it’s out of season, but it didn’t stop us being able to see everything we wanted to. I’m glad I went, but now I’m really looking forward to a couple of weeks at home and getting ready for Christmas.

Secret Agent

I often spend ridiculous amounts of money on clothes (see my recent Primark Haul!), food and other “wants”, but I can see them, I can quantify the costs.

My daughter has been doing karate for 7 years, she is a black belt and about to do her 2nd Dan grading. I am immensely proud of her for this, but standing by the door, trying to get a glimpse of her in action, all I get mouthed at me is “go away”.

Karate Kid pre super spy

Karate Kid pre super spy


It’s the same for guitar lessons, gymnastics and anything else I dare to pay for! I wonder if she’d liked ballet whether I would be allowed to go to the recitals.

I’m not sure if she is embarrassed by me, or if she thinks I might put her off, but I’m settling with the fact that she’s a secret agent in training!

If she is the newest member of M.I. High, then I couldn’t be happier, at least then I know my money is going towards saving the world.

Getting to know you

I was recently sent Vogue’s 73 questions that they ask celebs, by MyLife MyLove, whose recently made headline news, so clearly an important celeb right now, which is more than I can say about myself!

But in the interest of getting to know me…

1. What’s your favourite movie?

Sorry to most film buffs, but it’s nothing high brow. Team America has me in stitches every time not to mention the sing-a-longs! All you need is a montage.

2. Favourite movie in the past five years?

Most films I’ve seen in the last 5 years are quite forgettable, but after reading the Hunger Games and falling in love with Katniss Everdeen, I couldn’t help but fall in awe of the films…roll on 19 November, so I can see the final one.

3. Favourite Hitchcock film?

Errr they’re scary right?! I don’t do scary. Was the Crow a Hitchcock film? If so, it still haunts my dreams.

4. A book you plan on reading?

I love reading, mainly murder mysteries, but I’m a sucker for romance too. I plan on reading The Lake House by Kate Morton next.

5. A book that you read in school that positively shaped you?

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, I’m not sure if it positively shaped me, or made me question everything.

6. Favourite TV show that’s currently on?

I love American sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory and New Girl, but I have just started watching Scream Queens and cannot get enough of it. I still haven’t worked out if it’s a comedy or a thriller, but I love the trashiness.

7. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?

A soft 7. That’s such a dull number, I’m excited to be going to Rome next weekend, but exhausted from driving a lot lately, so don’t have the energy to be overly excited.

8. iPhone or Android?

iPhone

9. Twitter or Instagram?

Definitely Instagram. Twitter is great for my blog but I was a bit late to the Twitter party, so struggle to keep up with the pace. Instagram is pretty to look at and great to get a snapshot of someone’s day.

10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?

@kayla_itsines her posts are a great inspiration for anyone wanting to get/stay healthy.

11. What’s your favourite food?

My mum’s lasagne, it’s the perfect consistency and the only one I’ve ever had with a cottage cheese layer. Mmmm just thinking about it makes me want a plateful.

12. Least favourite food?

Yoghurt, it’s a texture thing.

13. What do you love on your pizza?

Vegetables and garlic…garlic should be on everything.

14. Favourite drink?

Mojito or a sugar free virgin mojito if it’s a school night.

15. Favourite dessert?

Eton Mess… Because my old school can’t make lemon meringue pie for me anymore.

16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Milk, but only Cadbury’s, I don’t like any other chocolate.

17. Coffee or tea?

Coffee, but not instant. I like fruit tea, but I can’t stomach normal tea anymore, even if I can no longer dunk my biscuits (unless my colleagues leave their cups close enough for a sly dunk!).

18. What’s the hardest part about being a mum?

Worrying constantly that I’m doing something wrong, which will leave a negative imprint in my daughter’s future.

19. What’s your favourite band?

Little Mix, I don’t even care that they are a pop band made from the x-factor brand, they just write catchy fun songs.

20. Favourite solo artist?

This one is quite a tough one to answer, as I tend to like more upbeat music and most solo artists at the moment are more melancholy. I think I would have to say Rita Ora right now.

21. Favourite song?

Lady Leshurr – Queen’s Speech 4. I’m not even going to explain why, just listen and you’ll be singing it whenever you go to the bathroom!

22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

A deaf mute, it’s the only way my singing would sound good!

23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?

Guitar. I am trying, but it’s very hard when my fingers don’t move smoothly.

24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

I have 3 already and am wanting another. I haven’t chosen a design yet, but I would like it on my left side on my ribs.

25. To be or not to be?

To be, if I wasn’t, then what would be the point.

26. Dogs or cats?

Dogs, I couldn’t imagine how empty my life would have been without my dogs when I was growing up.

27. Bird-watching or whale-watching?

Whale watching, I’m scared of birds. To be honest, I think I’d be pretty scared of a massive whale too!

28. Best gift you’ve ever received?

A pair of diamond and platinum earrings for my 18th birthday from my Great Aunt. I still wear them most days.

29. Best gift you’ve ever given?

I like to put thought into my presents, but I guess whether it is good or not depends on the person receiving. I’d say a titanium exhaust for an ex’s motorbike.

30. Last gift you gave a friend?

For my friend’s 30th, I got her a picture of a sound wave, of the uk number one on the day she was born.

31. What’s your favourite board game?

Uno, although technically not a board game.

32. What’s your favourite country to visit?

Scotland, it’s mostly cold and wet, but the views in the highlands are beautiful and Edinburgh is full of life and tons of history.

33. What’s the last country you visited?

Malta

34. What country do you wish to visit?

Hawaii

35. What’s your favourite colour?

Purple in the winter, coral in the summer.

36. Least favourite colour?

Black (I know it’s not really a colour, but I love colours!).

37. Diamonds or pearls?

Diamonds

38. Heels or flats?

Heels

39. Pilates or yoga?

Boxing?! I’m not really a bend a breathe kind of girl.

40. Jogging or swimming?

Swimming

41. Best way to de-stress?

Walk along the beach.

Betty taking in the view

Betty taking in the view


42. If you had one superpower, what would it be?

To fly, there’s something about the freedom of flying that really appeals to me.

43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?

Flange

44. What’s your favourite flower?

Lilly

45. When was the last time you cried?

Yesterday, in the morning (see post), and in the evening when watching New Girl.

46. Do you like your handwriting?

No, I’m a lefty, so it’s usually smudged.

47. Do you bake?

Yes, I bake, but just not well.

48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?

My argumentativeness (is that a made up word!)

49. What is your most favourite thing about yourself?

My mouth

50. Who do you miss most?

My dogs

51. What are you listening to right now?

Lunchtime ramblings

52. Favourite smell?

Poison, I actually hate the smell, but it reminds me of my mum. Oh, I mean the perfume, not that my mum is deadly!

53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

My daughter

54. Who was the last person you sent a text to?

My daughter, I have no life!

55. A sport you wish you could play?

Golf

56. Hair colour?

Blonde – fake

57. Eye colour?

Brown

58. Scary film or happy endings?

As you might guess, happy endings

59. Favourite season?

Summer

60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?

Tommy Cooper
Jeremy Clarkson
My Dad

We’d have a laugh.

61. Hugs or kisses?

Hugs (if I have to)

62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Beatles

63. Where were you born?

Watford

64. What is the farthest you have been from home?

The other side of the world

65. Sweet or savoury?

Savoury

66. Lipstick or lip gloss?

Lipstick, currently loving Mac Matte

67. What book have you read again and again?

Winnie The Pooh

68. Favourite bedtime story?

Little Miss Stubborn “Whoosh, she slipped on the ice”

69. What would be the title of your autobiography?

The Obsession with Men

70. Favourite sound?

My daughter laughing, it doesn’t happen often, but it’s amazingly infectious when it does.

71. Favourite animal?

Dog (silly question).

72. Who is your girl crush?

Jennifer Lopez or Rachel Bilson

73. Last photograph you took?

Showing off my Primark jumper from my haul

Showing off my Primark jumper from my haul

Wow that’s a lot of information! I would love to know a bit more about you, so pick a random question and comment below your answer.

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