Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Workout Wednesday... Where did February go?

Time is disappearing before me lately. It feels like no time has passed since Christmas. On Tuesday next week, I start my new job; quickest months' notice ever! So here's a little update on what I've been up to.

Firstly, I went spinning! At 7am. On a Monday morning. Three times. I'm so proud of myself. I never thought I would even go spinning three times in my life, let alone before work! Somehow, it gets me super pumped and awake and ready to face my working week.

I'm finding that this whole fitness business is spreading across my life. Like on Sunday, the beautiful sunshine came out to play. Instead of going to the river & sitting by a pub consuming endless calories, I decided to take to Richmond Park with a friend and stomp around for a couple of hours. We saw stampeding deer, pretty flowers and generally skipped about while loving life. I always feel so refreshed after a nice afternoon burning off some energy in the park!

I also realised in the last week that I am most definitely a gym addict. Not a bad thing to realise. Positively brilliant, actually. I may not quite have the body yet but it's definitely in progress. I no longer have any hesitance in heading into the weights area. I know what I'm doing, what I need and go at it like there's no tomorrow. I claim my space, shred my muscles, tidy up and go. I feel safe and strong there and I love that.

One of my happiest moments in my journey so far is this picture below. Yes, lots of filters are added on but that's to emphasise the shadowing; I took the pictures in awful changing room lights. I have never had muscle definition anywhere except my calves before. I've always been really weak in my upper body and never loved my arms. But now they're shredding fat, growing muscle and looking swole. Obviously they don't look like that all the time but the shoulder / arm workout I did that day gave me a super pump. I was so impressed that I just had to document it.

If any of you have progress pictures, I'd love to see them. I spot a few on twitter and it gives me another bout of determination to keep up my hard work and watch my own progress develop!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Worst Blogger of the Year Award goes to... Me!

I have been so lazy at blogging lately. As in I haven't done ANY. Since Valentine's. Shocking behaviour, I know.

But I do have a valid reason. I'm in the middle of a total life overhaul.

I finally got a new job! YAY x a trillion. I'm joining an estate agency in Wimbledon (London) as a Lettings Negotiator and I'm super happy about it. I've felt stagnant and bored in my job for a long time and need a new challenge and a lot more money!

It's going to be a tough few months, learning everything (and earning no commission) but I'm geared up for the challenge and can't wait to start reaping the rewards of my hard work! I did a taster day already and everyone I met at my new company is lovely.

I also attempted to move house myself but my landlord won't let me out of my contract so we'll leave that till August.

I got my hair cut and hated it with a very sad passion but I'm learning to like it. It's less than half of what it was before; a big change. I feel like a lot of my personality is in my hair; the size and volume and shape. So I feel a little lost.

I'm just at a place where everything that needed to change is slowly moving forwards and my life is looking up a lot.

Obviously all of the rest of my spare time is taken up by the gym! I have almost no time for the social life that I don't have. I so prefer being busy so I'm in a good place at the moment!

To make up for my lack of posts, here's a picture that says a thousand words. Mostly that SpiderMan is my nephew, he's the best thing ever and apparently costumes are also comfy pillows.