15 Thoughts You Have When You Go To a New Gym Class

I’m not very fit. To be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be very fit. I just can’t stop stuffing my face with pizza and Cadbury’s Nibbles and Thai Sweet Chilli Sensations and big, fat doughnuts, and I don’t want, to be honest. Would you want to stop eating these doughnuts?

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But the point is, I’m trying. I try to go for runs, I will sometimes (rarely) order a healthier alternative. I’m no Joe Wicks when it comes to fitness, but I try, and one of my favourite ways to try is by going to fitness classes. In the past, I’ve tried Zumba, Body Pump, Yoga, The Jungle Body, Konga, and sometimes I like them, but sometimes (lookin’ at you, Body Pump), I do not and I’m left with these thoughts running through my head.

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2017 and Me

As yet another year draws to close, the age-old question rolls around once more.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Like a lot of people, I make resolutions every year. And like a lot of people, I promptly forget about them. By the time I remember that actually, I wasn’t supposed to be eating chocolate for the month of January, I’m eight segments into a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and feeling like a huge failure. And then I just give up, and finish the rest of the Chocolate Orange. Damn you, Terry.

This week, I thought a lot about whether I even wanted to make any resolutions. If my track record has proven time and again that I never manage to keep them up, why should I bother setting myself up for failure? I had all but committed to the idea of abandoning resolutions in 2017 when a new thought entered my head.

What if I’ve been making the wrong resolutions?

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Comparison (feat. Kermit the Frog)

The other day, as I was doing my thang and scrolling through Twitter, I came across a Kermit meme.

(Oh, Kermit. Don’t we all love him so much? He’s done so much for memes in the last couple of years. He and Joe Biden really are a match memed in Heaven.) 

When it comes to Kermit, it’s safe to say that he is a many memed frog – did I see a That’s None of My Business, Though meme? Or perhaps a Kermit Goes Hard on a Typewriter meme? No, it was none of those. It was everybody’s recent favourite: Evil Kermit.

Normally, an Evil Kermit meme will make me laugh a low, I Can Relate chuckle. I might even tag a friend before I scroll along to the next thing. But this Evil Kermit meme made me pause.

The meme in question is this one (courtesy of milkpopz on Twitter):

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2016: the Good, the Bad, and the Future

I’ve been reading a lot of 2016 roundup posts in the past couple of weeks, and most bloggers share the same sentiment that I’m about to share now: as a whole, 2016 has been kind of extremely shoddy, but on a more personal level, we’ve all experienced a bunch of really great stuff amongst the general crap of life.

For me, 2016 has been both phenomenal and heart-wrenching, sometimes at the same time. If this year was accompanied by a sort of best bits highlight reel, it would look something like this:

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7 Things Women Actually Do in the Shower

I’m assuming we’ve all watched a movie in the past ten-or-so years, so you’ll know exactly what I mean by the title of this blog post. Directors would love to have everyone believe that every time a woman takes a shower, she tilts her head back just so, letting the water run sensuously down her face while she clasps her hands behind her slender neck.

No shampooing, scrubbing, shaving or exfoliating ever actually occurs, she just stands there, surrounded by steamy glass and, at some point, a handsome fella with a lovely six-pack might step in and give her a cheeky hug.

Well, I hate to break it to ya, but none of that happens – ever. Here is what actually happens when a woman takes a shower:

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I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Feelin’ 22!

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Jokes, LOL. It was my birthday a month and a half ago, but there’s nothing like being a month and a half late to your own birthday blog party, right? RIGHT!

So, here’s a blog post about it – mainly because I’ve been in Australia for about 6 weeks now and I am feeling super nostalgic and I am missing my friends a lot. 

For the past two years, my birthdays were spent in London and Budapest, and I realised that I never had a proper Nottingham birthday. Nottingham has such a huge piece of my heart that I felt it was only right to travel back there for one phenomenal final weekend before I jetted off to Australia the next week.

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Walking the Plank in Seminyak

Last week I posted about the insanely fun hen party thrown for my sister in Seminyak, the party centre of Bali. In that post, I told you to keep your eyes peeled for more Bali-licious posts coming your way, and well, here’s another one.

My big sis wasn’t the only bride-to-be on our luxurious week in the Balinese sun – which meant that the black and gold I was rocking for one night wasn’t the only fancy dress present. The fancy dress requirement was my absolute dream because if you don’t already know, I bloody love fancy dress. In the past I’ve rocked Belle, Captain America, Alice in Wonderland, and Gretchen Weiners, to name just a few, and I was pumped to discover the theme of this Hen’s day was sailor themed. 

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