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Monday, 16 February 2015

10 weeks out Bikini Show!

Heyy :-)

Two weeks have already passed and I have been training and eating healthy in preparation for this bikini show in April :-) 

The first week i was a little ill so I did miss a few workouts and then this weekend just gone i did allow myself a few treats. As it was Valentine's Day and my boyfriend also joining the Army today I thought..why not! lol

My boyfriend did take my body fat this morning though and I have lost 1% body fat again in a week! My calories have also gone down to 1700 for this week now so it is going to get harder. It can still be fun though, tonight I had a really yummy (healthy) spaghetti bolagnaise :-) 


My boyfriend took another photo of me this morning and I was suprised at the difference I saw in myself after just two weeks!! This has made me want to keep pushing for my goals now :-) it's only 10 weeks until the bikini show now so if I can make such a difference in just two weeks then imagine what I could look like in 10 more :-) #PositiveThinking 

The first photo was taken two weeks ago and the second one was taken today, 16/02/15.

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Sunday, 15 February 2015

Going Blonder!

Heyy :-)

I just got my hair done and I love it so much :-) 
The last time I got a half head of highlights back in early October 2014 then just before Christmas I had only my roots done. Since then my blonde had faded quite a bit and my roots again were quite bad! This time I got a full head of bleach highlights.




I love peroxide blonde hair but I feel highlights are better as it gives a more softer look overall. The picture above is two before photos on the left and after on the right. 

I love my hair now. On April the 25th i am doing a fitness/bikini show so I guess the next time I will do my hair will be just before that, unless I need my roots touching up in between :-) 



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Sunday, 8 February 2015

12 Week Bikini Show Prep - What is it? Body Fat & Planning

Heyy :-)

Last year I thought about entering a Bikini/Fitness competition but was no where near at the stage I am now, with knowledge of healthy eating and lifting weights, etc. It felt a little scary and hard thinking about all that was involved so decided to wait and maybe try at a later date.

Since the months have passed I have now progressed a whole lot more and I really feel it is time to set myself a goal and push for the body I have always wanted and try to keep it that way.

What is the competition?

On the 25th of April is a body building/fitness competition called Pure Elite held in Kent, South East England, which athletes, models and even people who are new to the industry can enter.
There are different categories and I am entering for the bikini one as it is the most feminine and does not involve as much muscle mass as all the others

Body Fat & Calories

I started a really strict diet/fitness plan last Sunday (01.02.15) I have been eating 1800kcal per day with 20% carbs, 35% protein and 45% fat. Unfortunatly have come down with a cold already and have missed 2 weights and 2 cardio sessions so my results aren't as good as expected but i'm happy considering. I started at 26% body fat and will need to be around 13% for the show. In the first week I have lost 1.1% and am now 24.9% but feel better so will be back to all my workouts this week coming. I worked out that even if I keep loosing at least 1% of body fat each week I will reach the % I need for the show so I am feeling very positive :-)

Keeping things on track

For this diet I have had to weigh and plan every meal. I keep all my meals in a food diary on my phone called 'My Fitness Pal' It is really good and I know a lot of people who use this now so if you haven't heard of it then check it out, it is a free app you can download :-)

My boyfriend has been a huge help for me as he is a Personal Trainer and has set out a folder with workout plans and meal options,etc. I also take supplements during my 12 week prep which help give me the vitamins and nutrients I need when I am training and eating specifically for this competition.
I haven't really had massive cravings which surprised me. I think though because I feel so determined to do well this time I can just look past it, plus I think the food I have been eating is really yummy anyway so I do enjoy my meal options.

I will do a blog post next week to share my progress. I hope you have enjoyed reading and look forward to more posts on this :-) Below I have inserted a photo of my progress so far. I really am no where near the body I like yet but I can see a change in just a week so that does make me proud and pushes me to keep going!!

Sunday 1st Feb                            Sunday 8th Feb

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Haul - Mac, Primark & New Look

Hello :-)

Hauls are one of my favourite posts/video's to check out and my most favourite to do. I haven't done a haul blog post for a while now so i thought it was about time. I tend to film more of them and upload to my youtube channel.

The first things I will share with you are my beauty buys...


I love this concealer from Maybelline. I used this ages ago and recently re-bought it as after using others I forgot how good this one was :-)
About £6.00


The same happened with this face powder from Mac. I re-bought it again as I use to love it and missed using it! This colour is in c4.
£21.50


I've always loved Liz Earle. It's so quick and easy to remove makeup. 
£24.99


This colour is called 'to the future' and it is a gorgeous pink/coral. This is the first lipstick I have bought from Mac! 
£18.00


I got selfie stick!! Woo! Lol 
I will probably do some individual reviews on these products I am showing. If you are interested in seeing reviews, also let me know!
£14.99

So now I will move onto the fashion side of things....

Primark:

£4.00

£5.00

£10.00

New Look:

£19.99

£17.99

£12.99

£7.99

£9.99

And then to finish I bought one thing from H&M

£7.99

Thanks for checking out my haul post :-) 
What was your favourite item?

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