New Beginnings.


I wanted to write a little lifestyle based post today to mix things up a little. We're now almost nearly three weeks through January, so I'm guessing it's slightly late for me to talk about New Years Resolutions and the whole  'new year, new me' business. Tomorrow is a new beginning for me as I am starting my new job. I have had some time off in between this which has been lovely and relaxing but its now back to the real world and I cant help but feel slightly apprehensive. I know I am doing the right thing and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in but the usual doubts are nagging at the back of my mind. The doubts are nothing to do with the job itself as I am over the moon to have been successful, but more to do with my self confidence. I just get anxious over silly things such as how my hair looks and I'm hoping that I don't clam up and go quiet, I need to go in and be confident and happy!
Over the past week I have been trying to keep up my fitness regime. When I say 'keep up' I actually mean to start! I refuse to weigh myself as it only gives me a conscience about the number so I'm purely basing it on how I look and feel in my clothes. I am four days into the 30 Day Shred and I've started on Level Two as I had done around a week of Level One before and found it quite repetitive. I'm finding the best way to get the exercise done is to have music blasting from my laptop rather than just listening to the instructions! (I know it's important to listen so I have done it previously with no background noise). I'm feeling determined to keep this up as I feel it would be a great achievement for me to have actually stuck through the whole 30 days. It's a tough workout but I'm actually finding myself enjoying it (What?!) and I've discovered muscles in places I never knew existed!
Last but not least, I'm just keeping positive. We all have our bad days and a new favourite quote of mine is 'It's just a bad day, not a bad life' and this is so apt. When I hear and see awful things on the news and media, it puts life into perspective and to appreciate what I have, not focusing on what I haven't got. I'm hoping to continue improving my blog posts, I'm currently feeling a little 'meh' about my blog, but I'm sure it is just a phase. I still have the inspiration and passion for writing posts, I just get conscious over whether anyone is actually enjoying them! I'd love to know if you have days like this too. I'm looking forward to my Florida holiday in May and I've been watching videos on you tube to get me in the mood! If there are any Florida holidaymakers reading, please get in touch as I'd love to ask a few questions!

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  1. You and I are in about the same place. I'm trying to keep up with my workouts as well, and the first Jillian Michaels DVD I ever did was 30 day shred; it's definitely a great workout. A week ago someone told me I had to make my own sunshine because any day can be cloudy, so I know what you mean about keeping positive. Great post and good luck at your new job!

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovin’

  2. Fab post, I've found some YouTube videos is going to try out x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. Good work on the 30 days shred, a lot would just give up but you've found ways to get through is which is brilliant.

    I love posts like this. Keep it up!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  4. Good luck with the 30 day shred! I totally gave up a little way in, but I'd love to revisit it and actually make it the whole way through!

    Jennie xo |

  5. Congratulations on your new job, and good luck with the 30day shred! I really want to get started on that, but I've been really unmotivated about it! Thanks for sharing your story - it's a motivation for the rest of us!

    Stephanie | theFantasia

  6. I would LOVE to go to Florida, and very very very good luck on your new job, I know how nerve racking it can be but after a week or too when everything has settled you see how good it is! x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!