Nobody likes to snuggle a stick!

Due to social media and ‘celebrities’ (I say this in quotation marks as my view of a celebrity is far different from that of the media), most women are under a false illusion that for you to have ‘the perfect’ body you need to be a size 2! WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.

This is an absolutely horrific message to send out to the nation. Firstly, I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying ‘nobody likes to snuggle a stick’ well seriously go outside and grab a stick, cuddle it and see how it feels! Not great hey?

As women we come in all shapes and sizes, being a size 14 doesn’t mean you are unfit, crikey not at all. Some women are born curvy, some are born slight but we were not born to starve ourselves to fit in with a completely blinkered nation of barbies. It’s not natural!

My blog and my aim going forward is to empower women, yes I talk about fitness and weight loss, does that mean I am saying you are unfit if you aren’t a certain size? No. My workout advice, fitness posts and insights are to help you understand that you can be so fit and healthy without tormenting yourself to become the average Kardashian.

Being fit is about the strength your body has, the wellbeing of your insides and your mental state of mind. People exercise and get into fitness for all types of reasons. You can get into fitness because it releases them happy endorphins, because you feel slightly out of shape and would like to feel fitter, to enhance how much activity you can do with your children or because your workout is time for YOU. Whatever the reason it’s a good one, but please don’t start working out ridiculously because you want to look like a celebrity, you are beautiful as you, people love you for you and as long as you love your body in the right way then it WILL love you back!

Everybody has a certain goal they want to achieve and that is perfectly fine, the overall aim is to achieve this goal in a healthy way. Don’t go into starvation mode if you haven’t lost the weight you expected to in the first week, it’s not the end of the world. If you want to achieve your goal and sustain your goal then make fitness part of your lifestyle. Do not think to be beautiful and sexy you have got to be skinny because you don’t. Your bone structure may mean you are broader than that of another woman.

I remember when I went down to a size 8, I thought I looked brilliant, my partner tells me otherwise! Seriously, he doesn’t like it and now neither do I. Before becoming pregnant I was a healthy size 10 and I looked in proportion. Unlike before, I have learnt that I love my body and when I take care of myself I seem to shine even more. I don’t have to be a size 8 to look good, I have to feel good from the inside.

Be fit for your mind, be fit for your heart, be fit for you, not for a social image.

In a world of Kardashians, be a Diana.

F x

Fitness fanatic

So as you know by now, I love fitness. Fitness is my ultimate passion and eventually I would love to have a career based around fitness, the only problem I find is I’m skeptical about things, the usual stuff not getting enough followers, not getting enough business and failing.

However all of my worries still don’t stop me from doing what I love … working out!

I am, for better of words, obsessed with fitness. I find that the gym, the outdoors, the sweat dripping down my neck and my muscles aching from training are all things that take me to my happy place. Never have I come out of the gym and said “I feel worse after doing that”.

Fitness is probably the best therapy you can do for your mental health and your physical health. So don’t be afraid to start.

One thing I would really advise you guys to look at is the IQI FITNESS mini stepper which is available from Amazon at £34.99. If you are slightly nervous about starting out in the gym or you have little time available to get to the gym, then this little gizmo is the best thing for you to get your hands on. It’s compact and easy to use and you can step onto it whilst watching your favourite TV soap. Plus a simple 30 minute workout on this bad boy can see you burning up to 300 calories! Seriously! So instead of sitting on the couch stuffing your face with a doughnut you can be burning the calories with this little dream stepper.

I’m thinking of putting up videos of my workouts, would this be helpful to anyone? Let me! Also you can follow me on Facebook and on instagram for little tips.

Drop me an email if you fancy a chat about fitness, I’m always happy to help 🙂

F x