A little change

I used to be the girl who did all the sports, I danced and I’d woke up at 5am everyday to go on a run. I loved just getting sweaty and feeling good.

But the last few years, for reasons I am not ready to share, I haven’t been able to do that as much, and however hard I’ve tried, failed at getting on track with fitness.

I’m not unfit, but my body just doesn’t feel happy with me. And as this new gap year begins, I’ve stood my ground and decided it was time for a change. No more excuses and putting it off.

But as great and determined as this sounds, it won’t be easy. For a lot of people they could simply get up and go to the gym, or go on a run or whatever they desire to take up. But alas I can’t exactly do that. I need to take baby steps.

I’m writing this post as I want to take my blog along with me, and I wanted to make it clear that by no means am I a fitness expert, I am really starting at the bottom. And I’m not doing this to loose weight, be skinny or anything like that. My goal is as simple as being fit, healthy and happy.

My brother was incredibly kind and for y 18th bought me some Nike Free Runs, which I was completely mind blown by! And of course getting new fitness gear always boosts your moral! And this insanely kind act has definitely encouraged me to stick to this goal.

So I’ve been thinking of the little goals to make this happen and here are a few things I want to do to kick off my little lifestyle boost:

  • Be consistent – there have been points where I will attempt to get fit so will get on the exercise bike and cycle for about an hour. But then won’t be able to repeat it. So I want to do smaller things like small walks or runs or workouts but consistently.
  • Diet – now I’m not meaning calorie counting and all that palava when I say diet. I literally mean be aware of whats going into my body. I already am quite a healthy eater, but I can’t help myself if there’s biscuits around! I also don’t do much in the way of meals – I’m what they call a grazer.
  • Drink more water – again, something I generally did a lot. But recently haven’t been as good at. So I want to drink more, as it really does help!
  • Find a workout buddy – I really believe having someone beside me will really help! So I actually need to find a friend who wants to be little fitness buddies with me.
  • Wake up earlier – Again, something I was very good at, but recently especially have been waking up at silly hours and because of that slumping around doing nothing all day, and I definitely like to make the most of my day!

Hopefully, in doing these I can find myself on a better platform to actually getting back into fitness! But I really wanted to share this post to take you lovely people along and as I am kind of starting from the bottom hopefully I can test and figure out what works for me, and hopefully share them!!

Until next time lovelies,

Em x



  1. Maria Neto
    22/09/2016 / 3:21 pm

    I love this! I experience the same thing in terms of consistency. I’ll feel really motivated one day and work out and then the other I won’t. I also love to wake up early to make sure I enjoy the entire day and not just half of it! Great post!

    • 22/09/2016 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you! Yeah I’m exactly the same, my moral goes up and down like a rollercoaster! I love waking up early, having a full day is such a nice feeling! Thank you so much!

  2. 22/09/2016 / 3:24 pm

    I am just the same! I used to be so fit and now I really struggle to get up earlier and not sleep a bit longer! But I find when I do make the effort to get up I feel so much better about myself!

    • 22/09/2016 / 3:28 pm

      Its so weird how it all changes! Agreed, when I get up and go I feel so much better about myself and in myself, it’s just the initial getting out of the cosy duvet aha!

  3. GIGI
    22/09/2016 / 4:28 pm

    Everyone experience these dry seasons. Where you stand completely behind.. the exact opposite of what you used to be! And it’s scary and weird. I know how it feels because I gave up many times on my fitness goal. Recently, I did a 28 day detox to help me with my (moving & sweating) Wagon. Great post GIGI xx

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:30 pm

      That’s very true, we all get it! And it is so weird. Aww lovely, you can do this is you keep going though! Ahh that sounds awesome, hope it helped! Thank you lovely xx

  4. Pale Aspiration
    22/09/2016 / 4:09 pm

    I used to fly out of bed early but with so many things going on in my life I’ve got myself stuck in a rut. This post has inspired me to get back on the wagon with healthy eating and my fitness routines. Great Post!

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:17 pm

      I was very much the same, things just slowly but surely pulled me down and I couldn’t find the motivation. Aww I’m so glad thank you!!

  5. 22/09/2016 / 4:11 pm

    Love this, I keep trying to be healthy and fitter but then I get so tired and life gets in the way. I need to be more organised and get into a routine!

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:19 pm

      I’m the same! Its a lot harder than one may think to get into a pattern and habit as it is like a completely new lifestyle!

  6. 22/09/2016 / 4:20 pm

    “My goal is as simple as being fit, healthy and happy.”—> That’s what it’s all about! BTW, I love my Nike Free Runs:) Very comfy shoes. You got the right mindset so hang strong!
    P.S. I have to work on getting up earlier:p

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:22 pm

      I’m so glad you agree! It’s not all about the beach bodies, it’s about being happy and healthy! They’re SO comfy, right? Actually really worth the money, I wear them on a daily basis as well as for fitness. Aww thank you lovely!!
      And it’ll come to you in time don’t worry!

      • 22/09/2016 / 4:46 pm

        Thank you:) And yes! They are the best shoes lol I wear them all the time, too.

  7. Kayleigh Zara
    22/09/2016 / 4:22 pm

    These are some great tips, I’ve definitely let myself go since I started uni! It’s so easy to eat badly and not exercise when you’re busy X

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:23 pm

      Yeah, that was the same with me and A levels, the student life hit hard! It’s so easy to just reach for the first thing that you see, and I always forget to eat so end up being starving and having bad cravings – not good! x

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you so much!! I love running, there’s just something about it, I need to get back into them! It’s so key! Thank you so much lovely!

  8. 22/09/2016 / 4:31 pm

    I seriously need to take some inspiration from you girl. I been so lazy lately. Thanks for sharing lovie hopefully we will get our fitness levels back soon xXx SJ

    • 22/09/2016 / 4:36 pm

      Aww bless you, but you’ve got this! I believe in you, and we definitely get it back xxx

  9. 22/09/2016 / 5:16 pm

    I am also one of those people that if there is a packet of biscuits or a bar of chocolate lying around then I’ll eat it all in about 5 minutes. But, yes small changes and we can all get there in the end!


    • 23/09/2016 / 8:46 am

      Yes, they’re just so easy to eat! Baby steps! x

  10. Jessica Emily
    23/09/2016 / 7:12 am

    This is fantastic! Well done you. The first step is deciding to make a change. I started a healthy lifestyle in January 2016 after years of being unfit and I’ve never felt better. You’ll do great!!! X

    • 23/09/2016 / 8:48 am

      Thank you lovely! Exactly, having that mindset is the first step to achieving something great! Ahh that’s amazing, congrats! Thank you!! x

  11. 23/09/2016 / 9:09 am

    Good luck! I have never been the fit type of person and I really lack any motivation to start being one. Definitely need to start by taking baby steps by drinking more water, reducing the amount of snacks and go out for more walks!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • 23/09/2016 / 9:12 am

      Thank you! I have friends like that, which is okay – not everyone is fitness junkies! They are perfect steps to make, having that mindset will help you get it going – well done lovely! x

    • 03/10/2016 / 4:32 pm

      Aww thank you so much! x

  12. 23/11/2016 / 12:00 pm

    Sounds like you have the perfect plan :)) the hardest part for me is being consistent, but some things that work for me are def the workout buddy & actually this my blog too. Both do the job of keeping me accountable :))

    • 23/11/2016 / 1:02 pm

      I’ve started a new job and continuing this is hard but I’m still at it!! Ahh that’s so good!!

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