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What to do if I win the lottery

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Have you ever thought of what you would do if you won the lottery? I know I have. I won’t describe myself as a gambler, but sometimes I like to think of what to would feel like to win the EuroMillions for example. I bet I would feel like I am sitting on top of the world. I had the opportunity to play the Lottoland lottery for the first time, a few hours ago, and I am currently keeping my fingers and toes crosses, hoping I win. And if I do win, I have it all planned out or I think I do.

There are many stories in the press of people who won millions and lost everything within months. If I ever win the lottery, I won’t want that to happen to me because it is easily done. Many people who win the lottery never thought they would, so they never really had a plan of wht to do with the money, and how to spend it. And when you don’t have a plan, you plan to fail.

 

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Here are the first 6 steps i would take if I do win the £39 million:

 

I won’t go public

I definitely won’t go public. I don’t get why people do. You will just have everyone and their nan, lining up to have a share of your win, which will defeat the purpose of winning to sort out your life and those of your loved ones. I won’t tell a soul if I win the lottery, except close family members and friends. Some things are better left private, and this is one of them.

 

I will make a gradual transition

So I won’t shut down the blog and go blow the millions, lol. Everything in my life would remain as normal. I will keep working, and then I would transition to a millionire gradually, once my investments start to pay off.

 

I will go on a proper holiday

I will take my entire family on a proper holiday to an exotic location like Bahamas. I would probably fly us all first class, and stay in a heavenly resort or hotel.

 

I will get professional advice

I will get professional advice. I will definitely want to invest a good portion of the lottery win, and make the money work hard for me. So getting professional advice is the smartest move.

 

I will clear every debt

So mortgage and credit cards will be fully paid.

 

I will have a budget

Once the professional advice is out of the way, I will want to save a good portion of win, put some money away for the kids, invest a good chunk of it, and have some spending money for day-to-day life.

 

These are some of the first steps I would take if I do win the EuroMillions. I guess I will just have to wait and see if I ever do win.

 

What will be the first thing you would do if you win the lottery? Sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

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WorkOut at Home

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To live a healthy lifestyle, you should not only have a healthy diet, you should also back it up with regular exercise. I have been working out every day, from the comfort of my home for awhile now and it has been brilliant so far. Although gyms are equipped with the state-of-the-art workout equipment, working out at home proves is a lot more convenient and cheaper, all I need to do is to go on YouTube and look up my favourite fitness channels; I am currently loving the Fitness Blender 37 minutes routine. Having my daughter in the background for moral support also helps. She joins me in my workout and actually encourages me to keep going when I am about to give up. Because I have just started the daily work-out routine, I find myself panting and struggling mid way, but when I hear ‘c’mon mummy’, and see her trying to get me up, it motivates me to finish off my routine!

As a busy mum, I find working out at home ideal for my lifestyle. I can work out in the mornings before the house wakes up, or in the evenings when the kids are in bed.  I can fit my workout sessions around my busy schedule without disturbing my regular routine.

I have been working-out from home for some days now, and these tips have helped me greatly:
1.    Have a specific time set aside to workout
If you care about your health and want to stay fit and in shape, then you need to exercise regularly. Treating exercise as a non-negotiable activity is like keeping an appointment with a client. You must not miss it. The best time to workout at home is in the morning as soon as you wake up as it helps you feel more energized and productive throughout the day. I try to work out everyday but if I can’t, I aim for at least 3 days a week, which is more ideal because your muscles will have more time to rest and heal.
2.    Have a purpose for exercising
To get fit you need to be committed to exercising regularly. Sometimes, (and I know it will happen) you’ll encounter days when you’ll feel like giving up. To keep you focused and motivated, have a purpose for working out. Do you want to have abs before the next summer? Do you want to be fit? Set it as a goal. Write your purpose out or pin it on your vision board so you remember why you need to work-out. Anytime you feel like giving up, go back to the vision board and keep going.
3.    Determine the type of exercises you’ll do
If you’re just starting off, following fitness videos can help you keep in shape. The trainer in fitness videos puts together a set of exercises that will help you tone, build muscle or burn fat in your body. Make sure you pick a video that will help meet your fitness goals. If losing weight is your goal then Popsugar’s 40-minute metabolism boosting workout is just for you. To sculpt you legs and body, BeFit’s legs and butt workout will do the trick. If you want to have washboard abs, then Blogilates’ 3-minute ab workout will be ideal. For those of you who are more into yoga’s meditative exercises, you can go for Tara Stiles’ Flexibility and Range of Motion video.

 

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4.    Have your exercise items nearby
Having the items you use to workout, like your gym clothes – don’t forget your sport bra, thank me later, trainers and socks, water bottle, Fitbit, exercise or yoga mat and weights (if you’re going to use any), nearby sets your mind in the mood to start your fitness routine. They also act as reminders of your commitment to exercise. Keeping fit requires a lot of discipline so having your fitness gear on will help you remain focused and get you in the work-out mood.
5.    Get an exercise buddy
Exercising becomes easier when you know that you’re not doing it alone. Team up with a friend or family member who will keep you accountable. My daughter (lol) and my sister are my exercise buddies.

Your exercise buddy doesn’t have to come to your house to exercise with you. Sync your exercise routines then check on each other to share how far you’ve gone with your exercises.

 

Working out from home has changed my life. I feel better, I look better, and I don’t see myself ever going back to not working out regualrly ever again.

Do you work-out from home? How do you find it?

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