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Keeping Fit & Healthy

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I previously complained about the extra pounds I gained over summer. Well, I am pleased to announce I have dropped them all off! I and now back to my usual dress size (which is 8, 10 or 12 depending on where I shop) and it feels so good. The extra weight I gained made me feel like a log of wood. I found it harder to do many things. My clothes didn’t fit right, going up and down the stairs was harder, walking/jogging was harder, my thighs were knocking against themselves (I was reminded of my weight gain with every step I took), I had aches and pains everywhere and I just felt heavier. I didn’t go on a scale (never do) so I didn’t know for sure how much I gained but I noticed the extra pounds as soon as they came on and as soon as they came off.

Here is how I lost the extra pounds –

Long Walks/Jogging

Myself and the gym are not friends. I am never motivated to go plus having twin toddlers means it is almost impossible to do anything alone these days, even using the bathroom. So we take long walks and I try to go jogging in the evenings when I can. My daily steps target is 10,000. Most days I come close to hitting this target, and I have even smashed it many times now.

 

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Being an Online Entrepreneur means I am usually working on my laptop every chance I get and that is far from active. So I make up for inactiveness by taking long walks and jogging. The adrenaline rush I get from jogging also helps my creative mind so it is a win-win for me.

 

YouTube Fitness Videos

I have mentioned my love for YouTube Fitness Videos before and I still have mad love them. There is a variety of fitness video to choose for and they are a fun way to work out from the comfort of your home. Your kids can even get involves if they are anything like mine. They copy everything I do. Plus they are free (except your Broadband charges) which is a great way to save some money. How many of you have gym memberships you don’t use? I know I had my gym membership for 2 years before cancelling and in that 2 years, I could count how many times I actually stepped into the gym to exercise. Don’t waste your money paying for a gym you don’t use.

 

Reduce Portions & Junk

Apart from not being active enough, I ate a little too much over summer. I blame my sudden urge for ice creams at 9pm on the unbearable warm weather but that is really not an excuse. Plus I am not even an ice cream girl, so not sure where the cravings came from. But reducing my portions, and cutting back on junk foods helped reduce my waistline.

 

I am convinced these actions helped me drop back to my usual size and I would recommend them to anyone struggling a sudden weight gain.

How do you keep fit? Please share your tips in the comment section below.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

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OOTD: A Little Black Dress

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I love versatile pieces like this black lace dress right here. I got it some months ago and it has appeared on the blog before. And that is because I have mad love for it. I love it because it is super easy to style, very stylish and very versatile. I have worn it a few times, to various events, in various ways and in various seasons and it always works. It also feels good on the skin. The quality of this piece is second to none.

A little black dress is always a good investment. Every woman should have a few in her closet for various occasions.

 

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It is all in the details when it comes to styling. Popping a blazer on this little black dress was no brainer really. It is getting colder. Autumn is definitely here and the layering season is so in vogue. I am loving it so far and I am making the most of wearing skirts and dresses without tights. I am not a huge fan of tights, I think they pretty much ruin most outfits, but they are Autumn/Winter essentials, so here is to me showing off my bare legs for as long as possible.

The beauty of a black dress is the freedom of styling with different colours if you like. Coral and blue look good on black like many other colours do, so I didn’t have to over think this outfit at all. Every piece fell into place naturally.

I am currently in search of a few pretty black dresses for the winter season, and I am glad to say I have found some very stylish pieces on here, and I can’t wait to shop them this season.

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I know you may think I am a shopaholic but I am really not. I just love to shop a little, hehehe.

What do you think of this look? Do you have a little black dress in your closet?

Sound off in the comment section below, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week ahead.

 

WHAT I WORE

Black Lace Dress – Phase Eight

Coral Blazer – Wallis

Blue Shoes – Dorothy Perkins

Black Bag – DKNY

Earrings and Brown Sunnies – Swarovski

Rose Gold Watch – Fossil

Coral Bracelet – Guess

 

 

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